2010-2011 Science Planning Summaries
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The Research Vessel LAURENCE M. GOULD docked in Punta Arenas, Chile. Photograph by: Kurtis Burmeister, National Science Foundation
2010-2011 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.

PHI
PHI will provide helicopter support

PHI will provide helicopter support with five helicopters (two AS-350-B2 "A-Stars" and three Bell 212s) based out of McMurdo Station and Central Trans Antarctic Mountain (CTAM) camp. From the beginning of October to the end of November the five helicopters will support research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Royal Society Range and on Ross Island. From the beginning of December through the end of January two Bell 212’s will be stationed at CTAM; leaving the 2 “A-Stars” and 1 Bell 212 in McMurdo to support the local region. In addition, Antarctic New Zealand will be providing a Eurocopter - EC130 from approximately the beginning of November through the end of January.

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 StationThe 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, Byrd Station 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 operationsTwin 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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