|Another Arctic aircraft is the Basler BT-67. This aircraft is built on a retrofitted Douglas DC-3 airframe.|
|Its configuration makes the Basler suitable for long distance operations between Antarctic destinations and flies with a crew of four.|
|This "taildragger" is used by the Australian Antarctic Program.|
|A retractable wheeled ski equipped undercarriage with an aerosurface for more lift.|
|A very interesting configuration.|
|Indiana Jones flies a DC-3!|
The Basler rear wheel is not boarded so it digs quite a path into the ice.
Video of Basler South Pole landing.
|After a 4 day weather delay at the South Pole the Basler finally taxis to the skiway for a flight to McMurdo.|
|The heat from the engine exhaust creates a fog.|
|I talked with one of the crew members. This has been their longest transit yet at 3 weeks. A normal deployment from Calgary to McMurdo is 8 days. He said it is an exciting trip but weather delays can make it rather brutal.|