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February - Sky Blu

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Sky Blu is a remote depot about 450 miles south of Rothera. It has a
natural blue-ice runway, which means that we can land our large Dash-7
aircraft there, which is very spectacular to watch. It's used as staging
post for the smaller Twin Otter aircraft, which can land on skis at
field campsites. I spent three days at Sky Blu in February, testing new
radio equipment.Life at Sky Blu revolves around the little red "melon" hut, in which you
sleep, cook and answer the radio. The hut sleeps three, so any other
visitors have to stay in tents.
10th Jun 2006, 00:33  

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Geodyne says:

These are *nice* shots, Michael. I especially like the top one.

10th Jun 2006, 09:25

michaelpj says:

Thanks - the Dash always looks a bit incongruous at Sky Blu - this big plane with four propellors on what is, to all intents and purposes, a skating rink.

10th Jun 2006, 16:47

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