N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1729 posts, RR: 65 Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11455 times:
The Arctic and the North Pole itself are one of the most remote and undiscovered regions on earth. It was under enormous stresses and strains that discoverers from all parts of the planet tried to withstand the harsh climate up here and reach the Pole - often with dramatic consequences. It was not only the climatic conditions but also the geographic location, 90° north, that helped create a myth that challenges explorers until today. Edwin Peary and Matthew Henson were the first to set foot on the world´s most northerly point in April 1909, less than 100 years ago.
However today we make reach to North Pole in much faster and comfortable ways, by Air Berlin A330-200 from Berlin Tegel. The special charter flight will take us to North Pole and return to Berlin in just 12 hours! The special chartered "Polarflug" is organised by Air Events and I am honoured to be part of the special voyage.
Our flight takes off from Berlin Tegel, heading North for Norway, then Spitzbergen, continue North to reach Geographical 90 degrees North, followed by 2 circles over the North pole across all 24 hour timezones! Later, we head SW direction over Greenland, and continue SW towards Iceland and back to Berlin.
There are a series of highlights on this special flight. In an unusal fashion, I have documented this trip report in a video Trip Report format on YouTube. You can enjoy the sights and sounds with motion to appreciate further the beauty of the Arctic.
Hope you enjoyed my video Trip Report. Your World is just an amazing place! The sceneries are unbelievable and unforgettable. You really have to be there to appreciate it. Our flight cruise at 12,000 feet over the Arctic, provides a great overview of the region. The Arctic is one of the last frontiers of environmental protection. This fragile and unique environment is under threat from climate change and oil exploration. Save the Arctics!
Comments, questions and feedback are always welcome.
YouTube: Sam Chui
No, people are surprisingly nice and accomodating, even you got a middle seat, there are a few spare window seats remain open for everyone to have a look at the magnificant view. I gave full credit to the organiser and German passengers.