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Old 17th Nov 2009, 22:56
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Vigie Airport on St. Lucia in the Caribbean!

Hunting ground for a certain Citation X !
Not bad at all Captain Fathom, many credit points for you!

My "clue" was probably a bit off, couldn't think of a good clue other than to draw similarities to St. Marteen which is in that neck of the woods. Perhaps if I mentioned Pirates some more would have known but the twisted ones would have been thinking a-rse pirates, thus San Fran which was a long way off.

vigie airport - Google Maps
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 04:12
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Back to the aircraft

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Old 18th Nov 2009, 04:21
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What A/C is that second pic Trojan? Looks like a Partenavia but the cowl is all wrong.
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 04:50
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Yes, its a Party. Its a P68C-TC. Maybe the only TC one in the country(?)
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Old 18th Nov 2009, 05:48
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Is the P68TC rego VH-TCU, that was an old turbo charged one we used to use at EN. It was great for city joyflights with hardly any fuel, but with all the de-ice gear on board and a full load of pax I think the furthest I got was Shep and then I only gained height due to the curvature of the earth.

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Old 18th Nov 2009, 06:51
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The last two look like a Herc in the airdrop circuit for Londinderry. BTDTGTTS.

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BH.

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Old 19th Nov 2009, 04:14
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nig&nog I guess its not the only one. This one is APN from Wollongong. It never flies more than four up.


BH it is the friendly local dropzone complete with friendly locals who claim ownership of any thing that lands on their property (or anything they can get their hands on!)
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 07:29
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Yes, its a Party. Its a P68C-TC
Never seen or flown one! What are the performance differences between the two, or does it just maintain its MP to a higher altitude?
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 10:30
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I have a friend working down south, and he emailed some pics of the working conditions hes faced.















Magnetic variation! he is tracking due East!


Spot the Hangar and runway!




not bad for the first days work, the lucky SOB!
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 10:44
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Day 2 on the Job. with the Unusually thick and expansive sea ice pack due to global warming, they have CASA exemption on duty hrs. especially with 22 hrs of daylight!



at 1000ft AMSL












ice is plenty thick enough if only just 1 ft above water level.




ice creep off the edge of the continental ice pack


crossing the coast




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Old 19th Nov 2009, 10:46
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home at the end of day 2










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Old 19th Nov 2009, 10:52
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Day 3, and yes, this is part of South Australia. well, identical rock type anyway, now, where to drop off the geologists? and for a little perspective on its deceptive size, one of the Squirrels is already on the deck in this shot.... but where?








The glacial crack everyone so worried about.. not the mile wide as predicted.


Returning home, brings yet more visitors




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Old 19th Nov 2009, 11:01
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day 4, finding and recovering GPS trackers placed 2 yrs ago. now under 2.5 mtrs of ice.




Apparently Tim Tams are much better than Mint slices on glacial ice.


Day 5. not good flying weather, 60kts and in know icing conditions.








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Day 6
Abandoned camp emerges after 50 yrs under ice.








get the shovels out, we need to build an ice runway!

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Old 19th Nov 2009, 11:13
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Wow, those photos are amazing!
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 11:14
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what does penguin taste like?
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 11:32
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What does penguin taste like?
ask this guy!! he gets fed oneĦ

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Wow, incredible shots.
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 15:34
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Im still amazed that they have the precision to take off almost directly vertically straight out of a shipping container, one small movement left or right and you can say bye-bye mr. rotor blade
Please tell me that comment wasn't serious.

Awesomes pics by the by, keep them coming. And penguin tastes just chicken.
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If you visit this link on PPrune, you'll find the full complement of the Antarctica pictures posted by the photographer John Eacott.

http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/396453-antarctica-trip.html
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