Friday, October 27, 2006

Twin Otters

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tom!!!!!!!!! Tell Your lovely wife hello.