2002-2003 Science Planning Summary

McMurdo Station Air Operations

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Project Indexes USAP Program overviews Station schedules & overviews Technical Events


McMurdo-based aircraft (Helicopters, Twin Otter and LC-130 fixed-wing aircraft) will continue to support USAP researchers and program logistical functions.  

Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHI) provides four helicopters, two AS-350-B2 "A-STAR" and two Bell 212 "Hueys". They support researchers in the Royal Society Range, the Dry Valleys, and on Mt. Erebus.  

New York Air National Guard provides LC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft:

  • South Pole Station resupply and research support
  • Siple Dome
  • Onset D
  • Byrd Surface Camp
  • Patriot Hills in West Antarctica
  • TAMSEIS Camp in East Antarctica
  • Beardmore Glacier
  • Odell Glacier
  • Ford Ranges

Kenn Borek Air supports research activities with three DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft.  


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