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Antarctic Logistical Support

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Aviatian Management Services  (The Department of Interior)

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An array of aircraft, including C-17 jet aircraft, ski-equipped Hercules (LC-130s) and ski-equipped Twin Otters, are used to ferry personnel and cargo between both gateways (Christchurch, New Zealand, and Punta Arenas, Chile) and the appropriate destinations in Antarctica. Helicopters provide support to field parties traveling to and from field camps and research sites. The main helicopter operating area is in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, although helicopters are also used at large field camps in remote areas of Antarctica.

NSF Award:  0438466 

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Paradise Bay, Antarctica
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