This is some movie clips which will give you a feeling of what it is like to travel to the South Pole, a few sights along the way, and once you get there. You might also be interested in my contribution to the South Pole International Film Festival.
- LC-130 Ski equiped Hercules taxis to the South Pole terminal.
- LC-130 coming to a halt at South Pole.
- When the temperature is below about -40F contrails prevent fork lifts unloading cargo. Instead cargo is pushed out the back of the aircraft. This is known as "drift unloading". This is what it looks like from inside the aircraft.
- Passengers (PAX) getting out of the aircraft. This is everyones first impression of arriving at South Pole.
- Once you arrive you need to get to the station. If you are lucky a friend will give you a ride on a sled towed by a snow mobile.
- A low pass over the Black Island telecommunications base near McMurdo Station.
- The pilot was doing some sight seeing. Watch carefully to see the crashed Pegasus aircraft, for which Pegasus Airfield is named, and the landing strip.
- Landing at McMurdo blue ice runway in a LC-130 from South Pole.
- Inside a C-141 flying from McMurdo Station to Christchurch New Zealand. I believe this was the second last flight the C-141 aircraft did in Antarctica.
- Inside a C-17 flying from Christchurch New Zealand to McMurdo Station.
- Windy day at South Pole. This was taken from the landing at the back of A pod of the new South Pole Station looking over the old Sotuh Pole Dome and the arches where the power plant and garages are located.
- An Antarctic tradition is Christmas Carols by HF radio. This is when different Antarctic stations and field camps sing Christmas carols to each other over HF radio. With the decline in use of HF this is a dying tradition. This was also the last time carols were sung in the comms (communications center) under the Dome.