Quit Your Whining

Published on April 28, 2014 by in Videos

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DC-3T Lidia

Some people focus on their problems. Others try to solve them–as you’ll see in this short documentary about the team that repaired a crashed turbine DC3 … in Antarctica … and flew her home. Inspiring stuff!

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When Aidan was climbing in Afghanistan last fall, his climbing partner Dylan Taylor mentioned he had written a story about a Kenn Borek Air flight he was on in Antarctica a few years ago. He sent us the piece and included some great photos. Together, they provide a nice introduction to what it’s like to fly a Twin Otter over the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet.

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After Aidan delivered a Caravan to Safarilink at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya last summer, he sat down with pilot Shahid Rasuel to learn a bit more about what they do (fly tourists to dirt strips at safari camps in Kenya and northern Tanzania, and to paved strips at beach resorts on the Kenyan coast). There’s a good elephant story in here too.

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Take a look at the cockpit, systems, and unique gear inside a NOAA de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. Learn about the internal 1250 lb. auxiliary fuel tank, the bubble windows, and the extensive avionics NOAA pilots have at their fingertips.

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Interview: NOAA Twin Otter Crew

Published on January 3, 2011 by in Interviews

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NOAA Twin Otter

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the folks who fly into hurricanes and do some really interesting research projects), and what it takes to get the job? Then you’ll love this audio interview with two NOAA Twin Otter pilots Aidan met in Barrow over the summer.

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