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January 2006: Antarctica and New Zealand
Part 3: Flying over Antarctica

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Going from Christchurch in New Zealand to McMurdo in Antarctica involves a 5 hour flight on a C-17 Globemaster III military aircraft. The leg from McMurdo to the South Pole is serviced with LC-130 Hercules planes and takes three hours. I was allowed into the cockpit on each flight and enjoyed spectacular views of Antarctica. Some samples are provided below.

From the South Pole to McMurdo

Transantarctic Mountains


Sea ice



From McMurdo to New Zealand


Unnamed Mountains

Leaving Antarctica


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