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Don Voigt’s Blog from WAIS Divide Camp; 79º 28’S, 112º 05’W

12/21/2012

ANOTHER LC-130

Once home after a field season I find that I have yet again taken too 
many pictures of LC-130s landing at camp. It has taken me a while to 
figure out what the attraction is beyond it being a big-noisy machine 
(the “Builder Bob” syndrome). Why does all of camp turn out when a 
Hercules arrives? The answer is really simple; it’s our lifeline to the 
world. The LCs bring fuel, food and mail. They bring us in and take us 
home. It’s all we have and in the field we hang on every flight movement.


We just received our 18th flight of the season. Hopefully we will get 
some freshies and 2500 gallons of fuel, mail and a few new people with 
some news of home. A few folks flew in by Twin Otter from other outlying 
camps last night; Pine Island Glacier where Kiya and Leo Peters are, and 
Byrd Surface Camp. They will be headed home in an hour when the LC-130 
leaves. Eventually, we all make that flight.

I got to marshal this one in.

Don

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