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Winfly 2009 ushers in the 2009-2010 antarctic field season

Passengers make their way from an Air Force C-17 air transport at Pegasus Airfield, Antarctica.

Passengers make their way from an Air Force C-17 air transport at Pegasus Airfield, Antarctica.


September 3, 2009

The first flight since February was scheduled to land at McMurdo Station on 20 August (local time McMurdo) during a roughly weeklong period dubbed Winfly, for winter fly-in. However, two straight days of poor weather conditions at McMurdo have delayed the arrival of the first flight, as of 21 August (local time McMurdo).

UPDATE (23 August 2009): The first flight touched down at Pegasus airfield on 22 August (Local time McMurdo) with 120 passengers aboard.

Read more about the annual U.S. Antarctic Program's Winter-Fly-In in the Antarctic Sun, the U.S. Antarctic Program's online magazine. . . .

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