2008-2009 Science Planning Summary
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The Research Vessel LAURENCE M. GOULD docked in Punta Arenas, Chile. Photograph by: Kurtis Burmeister, National Science Foundation
2008-2009 Air Operations
McMurdo Station

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

Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. (PHI)
Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHI) will provide helicopter support

Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. (PHI) will provide helicopter support with four helicopters (two AS-350-B2 "A-Stars" and two Bell 212s) based out of McMurdo Station. They will support research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Royal Society Range and on Ross Island.

http://www.phihelico.com/External Non-U.S. government site

New York Air National Guard (ANG)

New York Air National Guard will provide re-supply and research support to South Pole Station The New York Air National Guard will provide re-supply and research support to South Pole Station. They will support research activities at deep field locations including Siple Dome, WAIS Divide, AGO 1 and AGAP South.

http://www-105aw.ang.af.mil/External Non-U.S. government site

Kenn Borek Air

Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Kenn Borek Air will be used by a number of projects throughout the USAP area of operations Twin Otter and Basler aircraft, operated by Kenn Borek Air, will be used by a number of projects throughout the USAP area of operations.

http://www.borekair.com/External Non-U.S. government site

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