Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Flying again finally!

Well, we woke up this morning to thick fog again, but it was
fortunately not as heavy as it was yesterday.  Still, as we were
eating breakfast, all suited up, we got a call from our pilot,
who told us that there wasn't any rush....  Not the words you
want to hear when you are waiting to fly!

Still, by midday it had cleared enough for us to make a plan to
head to the airport right after lunch.  To make a long story
short, we finally took off at 12:50 local. 

From left, Daniel, Lauren, and Claudia (in the back seat) get ready to
take off in the Air Greenland A-Star.  It's a smaller, faster helicopter
than the Bell 212 we had last week, so we are "commuting" out to our
field sites separately. 

It was a long day, and we worked hard- but we visited 6 sites,
and made many repairs.  By the time we had finished, the weather
had cleared and we had a great meal out on the front porch of the
house where we are staying (the Annex of the Hotel Hvide Falk-
see my earlier post).  Then back inside to the computers to
download and backup data, compare notes, and create the plan for
tomorrow's flying!  It's another late night.  But one of the
benefits of staying up late in the polar regions is tha you
sometimes actually get to see the sun set, and it was glorious
this evening at around 11:30-

Ok, all for now- hope the weather holds for tomorrow! 


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