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North Pole Sightseeing Flight By Air Berlin A330  
User currently onlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11182 times:
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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.

Flight AB1111
Date: 27 April 2013
Reg: D-ALPI
A/C: A330-200
Flight time: 11h55mins
Passenger: 262

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.



Please enjoy the full Video Trip Report here



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp94yiptUlg




Some Highlight photos of Polar Flight:


http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/1.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/2.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/3.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/4.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/5.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/15.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/16.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/6.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/7.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/8.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/9.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/10.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/11.JPG


http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/13.JPG

http://www.samchuiphotos.com/Polarflug/14.JPG





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.



Sam Chui

website: SamChuiPhotos.com
YouTube: Sam Chui
Facebook: SamChuiPhotos.com

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User currently offlineRGElectra80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10252 times:

That's awesome! Coolest trip ever.


Feel free to check out my Flight Diary: flightdiary.net/alenart
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4594 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10178 times:

Thank you very much for sharing such a unique experience!

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9280 times:

Wow... what a special, wonderful and exclusive TR, thanks for sharing Sam. The Photos are just as stunning like the Video.

Simply hard to top this TR  

Cheers
Zolti.


User currently offlinelychemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7960 times:

How much does it cost?

People must be fighting to get a good view?


User currently offlineplaniac787 From India, joined May 2012, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7244 times:

Wow!

A great video report!
One does not get too see such amazing pictures of the north pole!

Thank you so much for sharing!
It was an absolute delight watching the video!

Cheers

Pradat



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7076 times:

Hey Sam

Great report and fab pics as usual!

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1344 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6816 times:
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Sam, all I have say you've done it again!!! Another Sam Chui spectacular report

User currently onlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6562 times:
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Quoting lychemsa (Reply 4):
How much does it cost?

You can visit http://www.polarflug.de/ for pricing

People must be fighting to get a good view?

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.


Thanks for all your comments and inputs.

Sam


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