Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1381 posts, RR: 8 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5323 times:
How does Kenn Borek Air of Calgary fly to Antarctica? Through Chile or Argentina? I read that USAF flies from New Zealand, and it's like an 8 hour flight on a C130.
What's the shortest distance from a main continent to the Antarctic? Are there any small islands along the way that a small aircraft like a Twin Otter or even smaller can stop and re-fuel? (or do the Twin Otters fly non stop?)..
Thanks for your help
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ACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5151 times:
Kenn Borek Air twin otters depart YYC and fly south through the US and on down through chile to Punta Arenas. From there, they fuel up (all seats are removed and large fuel bladders are placed in the cabin, and they wait for a good weather day. from there they fly across the strait to an ice strip on antarctica and refuel again then make the 6 hr trek inwards to the field stations. Thats from what i gathered from a pilot or two when I worked at Borek last year.