Ice? What Ice?
I have no time for those idiots.
Comment by Lance — December 31, 2013 @ 11:34 AM
I have an uneasy feeling about this story. I hope the above photo doesn’t have anymore meaning than a simple nostalgic look at a crazy story. But with the prospect of multiple round trips of 20+ nm by a helicopter off of a Chinese icebreaker to lift 4 or 5 groups of 12 people off the ice is a situation that could easily cause us to compare the above photo to the one taken of the crew before the Challenger disaster. I sure hope that doesn’t happen.
Comment by Born2Sail — December 31, 2013 @ 4:49 PM
I hope so too.
Comment by sunshinehours1 — December 31, 2013 @ 6:01 PM
Having lived and worked in the High Arctic (Eureka), I know full well the dangers of peopleing having to fly. One flight from Resolute to Eureka could not find us in the dead of winter, their NDB (Non Directional Beacon detector) that picks up our signal, failed. We released several weather balloons with Pi-ball lights attached. No luck, they could not find us. They had enough fuel to return to Resolute safely. This was simply a resupply flight. A normal day to day risk Ken Borek Air did. The Antarctic flight/rescue should not have had to happen. (ps, this was back in 1979,…no gps)
Comment by Lance — December 31, 2013 @ 6:57 PM
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