Friday, October 27, 2006
Although my job doesn't deal with them
very often, occasionally we work with the
Twin Otters, operated by Kenn Borek Air, Ltd.
They're a Canadian company, contracted by the
NSF to fly mostly to outlying field camps
where it's either too inconvenient or not
busy enough to fly a LC-130. They can also
fly at very low temperatures, which makes them
perfect for Antarctica.
Kenn Borek also flies the Basler, which I
talked about a couple days ago. The only
real disadvantage to the Twin Otters is that
they can't hold a lot of passengers or cargo.
Many of the field camps couldn't exist without
the Twin Otters and they remain an important
part of the US Antarctic Program.
Posted by Tom Hamann at 9:07 AM