Willy Field

I made two visits to Willy Field on the Ross Ice Shelf during my seven week stay in Antarctica. The first visit was on the day I visited the nearby Long Duration Balloon facility, and the second visit was the day I flew back to Christchurch.  click for larger pics.

Leaving day, Dec 10 waiting for C-130 flight out of Willy Field to Christchurch NZ
Famous Polar Explorer at Willy Field, Antarctica, on leaving day, Dec 10,  2015. Waiting for the C-130 aircraft prep for the flight out to Christchurch NZ
Main Street, Willy Field
Main Street, Willy Field, with Erebus in background
Back Street, Willy Field
Back Street, Willy Field. Dining galley on left.
Air Wing
New York Air National Guard (NYANG) 109th Air Wing building
Grooming the runway
Grooming the runway
Kenn Borek Air provides flight services to remote field camps around Antarctica
Kenn Borek Air Twin Otters provide flight services to remote field camps around Antarctica
C-130 Hercules fleet at Willy Field. These aircraft fly to the South Pole, and make the run between McMurdo and Christchurch when the C-17's aren't flying.
C-130 Hercules fleet at Willy Field. These aircraft fly to the South Pole, and make the run between McMurdo and Christchurch when the C-17’s aren’t flying. Ob Hill in background.
Departure day. sniff. Didn't want to leave.
Departure day. Sniff. Didn’t want to leave. Fuel tanks and 10,597′ Mount Terror in background on right.
A leaning Santa says farewell
Santa , leaning from the strong winds, says farewell.
C-130 flight to Christchurch from McMurdo
C-130 flight to Christchurch from McMurdo
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