Has anyone ever flown or tried flying to Antarctica? If so, how was the experience?
I haven’t flown to Antarctica though I know my good friend @PlaneLife2018 did. I would imagine white-out to be a pretty big issue.
That said, I have controlled from Antarctica a couple of times, and it has been somewhat quiet.
I flew from Ushuaia to Base Marambio in the C130. The flight was pretty nice.
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I literally just watched that 😂 and I thought I’d ask the question here if anyone on IF tried before
Funny story, I’ve done pattern work at McMurdo Station! I’ve also done ATC at Teniente R. Marsh! Both were really cool experiences, and I definitely recommend! :)
Elaborating this, my VA has flights to/within Antarctica so I’ve flown there a number of times, mainly to Troll Airfield. It’s probably the only place where I prefer landing at night so the runway lights are available.
Daytime operations are much more challenging, your instruments and experience are your best friends. Good luck!
It must look like Christmas during nighttime 😃.
No but I want to
What is the airport ICAO they landed at? Im gonna do this in the sim.
I believe according to my research it’s WFR
Ive flown from christchurch to mcmurdo before. There isnt really much scenery there or elevation. Mt erebus is non existent. Its just a white expanse for miles and miles