Rosanne

On Thursday (Christmas Eve), I got the opportunity to go to Rosanne in a Twin Otter, which is a fueling site 400 miles away from station. There is a science experiment that will be set up 500 miles away from station. It will take them a few trips in a Twin Otter plane to get the experiment ready and they don’t have enough fuel to get there and back each time, so they will stop at Rosanne.

(Twin Otter)

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(Inside the plane)

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An LC-130 Hercules military aircraft did this fuel air drop last week, dumping 16 parachute bundles that each had 4 fuel drums. The next day, a crew went and picked up all the parachutes so the digging could begin. Since then people have been asked to go help dig. It takes a 3 hour flight each way and then about 4 hours on the ground digging. Our group dug out and moved 6 bundles of fuel drums. Once there are 40 fuel drums set up at the fueling site, the science missions can start.

(trying to dig up the last cargo strap buckle)IMG_6274

(we cargo strapped the fuel drum and used a snow mobile to drag it to the fuel cache)IMG_6279

(all the cardboard that was under one parachute)IMG_6290

(a far away view of the fuel drums)

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