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27 May 2012

Sunday activities

Polar 6 is being refueled. This plane was built in 1942. It has been outfitted with two modern turbine propeller engines, new cockpit instrumentation and is still going strong.

Polar 6 is being refueled. This plane was built in 1942. It has been outfitted with two modern turbine propeller engines, new cockpit instrumentation and is still going strong.

After a good party Saturday night, activities in camp began with the departure of Polar 6 on a radar mission. Slowly but surely everybody went to work.

Again, it has been a good day for work outside albeit somewhat chilly due to the wind.

The drill was pulled out of the carpenters garage to make room for the bore hole camera system.

This will be the last day where two aeroplanes decorate the parking area at camp. Tomorrow Polar 6 will fly to Kangerlussuaq to have the radar equipment removed and it will return to NEEM sometime next week as a pure cargo plane. The Twin Otter and crew will continue the PARCA program by flying to Summit tomorrow.

After Polar 6 had landed, people used the skiway area for recreational
purposes: Skiing, running and walking. We have placed the usual sofa at
the Southern end of the skiway, and this sofa is a popular picnic spot.

What we have done today:
1. Logging test hole with bore hole camera.
2. Sending off and receiving one aeroplane.
3. Excavations around carpenters garage.
4. Setting up U.S. logger winch in tent on the surface next to the drill trench.
5. Setting up German drill system. Some adjustments needed before drilling.
6. Cleaning up in the cargo line.
7. Made new outhouses.

Ad.2: The PARCA Twin Otter had a much needed day off before flying to
Summit tomorrow. AWI Polar 6 made a successful radar mission along one of
the predetermined profiles and made a test landing at the future NEGIS
site. There were very few sastrugi at NEGIS.

Ad.4: The electric characteristics of the winch and cable in the drill
trench did not fit the U.S. sonic logger so it has been decided to mount
the U.S. logger on the surface.

Weather: Clear all day. Temp. - 16°C to - 27°C, calm - 12 knots from SSE.
Visibility: To horizon.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

 

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