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|After we land at Camp Barneo , we are
still about sixty miles from the actual North Pole. Some people ski
to the pole which takes about ten days for the full degree.
Other people ride the helicopters until they are about thirty miles from
the pole and do a five day one half degree ski trip.
The rest of us just ride the helicopter to the pole, set up the flags and
the North Pole marker, drink Champagne and watch the skydivers do their
This year we had the first Wing Suit jumper, Thomas Trautman, who jumped from, I believe, ten thousand feet, flew around the pole in his suit, then pulled the rip cord and landed.
As far as the skiers went, we had the
Polish ski team headed by Marek Kaminski and Wojtek Moskal, which skied
the one half degree. I asked several of the ski team members if they
ever got cold and they said no. There were other ski teams that completed
the failed Nansen
Mil Mi-8 Hip
Russian Aircraft Links
Antonov AN-26 with interior layout diagrams
Aircraft types for charter
A Guide to Russian Airliners: Index of Aircraft Types
A guide to Cargo Aircraft from around the world
Antonov An-26 used for arms transport
Aircraft specs for many Russian Planes
Russian Aviation a great site.
An-24 and An-26 photos
Airline History Airliners of the 1970s with lots of Russian Aircraft
Airliners of the 60's
Antonov An-26 Curl
Steve Fossett’s hero is Fridtjof Nansen
picture on this page is an actual photo of the
snow on the North Pole. -- C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster
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Listing of Bomb Groups
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Look at these exhibits and tell me what these men really fought for.
The 34th Fighter SquadronThe 34th fighter Squadron WW2 Exhibit USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier Exhibit.
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