|Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):|
And which aircraft could make it there? Lets say from Asia or Europe and not counting from Australia and South America.
Prop-a/c only, meaning either many enroute stops (but that was outside your question) or inflight refuelling (which limits operators to "military").
All I can recall is that C-130´s (or L-100´s) are in use flying nonstop from South America (Punta Areanas and/or Ushuaia) into Antarctica.
IIRC, landing strip(s) are just compacted snow.
Flights are not possible during winter, as flying (at least landing & take-off) need to be in daylight (aparently no nav´aids to speak of).
Also, the very low temps in winter are a challenge to fuel and lubricants, as they tend to freeze over.
Sidenote: A female doctor from the hospital my sister works in, spent a season (summer to summer) at Germany´s Antarctic station about 2 years ago. Almost the first thing she had to do after a while, was pulling a bad tooth on herself which earned her a lot of respect from fellow (male) inhabitants. There was no way to get her out or to fly in any help, nor to visit one of the other stations.
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