Back to Squawk list
  • 51

Antarctica Has A Domestic Flight – Here Is Why

제출됨
 
Located at the bottom of the world, Antarctica is the Earth’s fifth-largest continent and the coldest place on earth. With it being so inhospitable for human habitation, it is hard to believe that a landmass permanently covered in ice actually has any need for a domestic flight. Still, it does, and here is why! With two distinct seasons, Antarctica spends the southern hemisphere winter in darkness and the southern hemisphere summer with constant daylight. This is because the south pole tilts… (simpleflying.com) 기타...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


polmarik
Can anyone Help? On reading this fascinating article I came across the photo of the Basler BT-67 on skis with red frames under each wing. What are they for? Curious.
marcusangelus
I'm no expert, but the frames look like they reach somewhat lower than the circle made by the tips of the propellers. I think they have something to do with protecting the propellers from damage if the plane is tipped to one side or the other while it is on the ground. Whether this might occur while the aircraft is parked due to high winds, or might even be a risk while landing, I don't know.
marcusangelus
On reflection and reexamination of the picture, I am less certain of my suggestion as it looks like the props are too close to the body of the aircraft where the landing gear serves to protect them. Hopefully someone who really knows can comment.
HarryEvans
Probably some form of geophysical survey equipment. The aircraft in that picture has a magnetometer stinger on the tail as well.
polmarik
I think you might have it Harry. Well done that man.
laurilipponen
This was really interesting!
strickerje
Wouldn't this technically not be domestic if it's from a Russian air base to Norwegian sovereign territory? Antarctica isn't just one country.
Budlake
Mike Monk -1
I think you'll it is a generator pack for cold weather engine start.

로그인

계정을 가지고 계십니까? 사용자 정의된 기능, 비행 경보 및 더 많은 정보를 위해 지금(무료) 등록하세요!
이 웹 사이트는 쿠키를 사용합니다. 이 웹 사이트를 사용하고 탐색함으로써 귀하는 이러한 쿠기 사용을 수락하는 것입니다.
종료
FlightAware 항공편 추적이 광고로 지원된다는 것을 알고 계셨습니까?
FlightAware.com의 광고를 허용하면 FlightAware를 무료로 유지할 수 있습니다. Flightaware에서는 훌륭한 경험을 제공할 수 있도록 관련성있고 방해되지 않는 광고를 유지하기 위해 열심히 노력하고 있습니다. FlightAware에서 간단히 광고를 허용 하거나 프리미엄 계정을 고려해 보십시오..
종료