Post by Mustang51 on Sept 26, 2016 10:53:20 GMT 12
SteveH, So right sir....... Hard to tell if its a hangar access or not but if not, I'd be adding a few feet to her and providing that hangar. Ever seen the pics of HMAS Sydney off Korea during the typhoon and Sea Furys and Fireflies hanging on for grim death? Antarctica far less forgiving me thinks.
At least NZ will now be able to pull it's weight when it comes to joint US NZ Antarctic logistic support.
New Zealand is heavily reliant on the flexibility that access to the combined New Zealand and United States airlift brings as part of the NZ/US Joint Logistics Pool. New Zealand Antarctic Programme passengers and cargo have access to all US or New Zealand flights to Antarctica. In 2015/16 there are approx. 120 flights of which 7 are provided by the RNZAF. In 2014/15 the RNZAF was scheduled to provide 8 flights although 3 were not able to be provided due to a combination of: - weather conditions - mechanical problems - the early closing and late opening of the Pegasus runway.