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Inside Photo of an Antonov An-26 Curl Russian Aircraft in route for the Geographic North Pole.

North Pole Expedition 2002.

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Another photo view of the Russian Antonov An-26 Curl. on the left is Joy Trent and next is Max Dillinger.
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Another photo view of the Russian Antonov An-26 Curl.
on the left is Joy Trent and next is Max Dillinger.


Another view of the Antonov 26. on the left is Joy Trent and next is Max
Photo by C. Jeff Dyrek

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It doesn't look like we are packed like sardines here but this Antonov 26 was packed to the gills.  Most of the fuselage was filled with a huge semi permanent plastic fuel tank.   In back of that was a lot of equipment packed as tight as we could get it.  We had a small space for us to sit which we also packed with equipment then we placed ourselves on top of that.   Before the flight we were told how to don the flotation vest but no-one ever showed us where the flotation equipment was stored.  This was a very interesting and exciting flight with the North Pole base camp, Camp Barneo as the next stop. 

I looked out of the small window and the view was fantastic.  There was this beautiful fog like mist of blowing crushed ice over the surface.  You could see the pressure ridges between huge plates of ice, that was forced up into the air.  In other places you could see large cracks, called Leads, between the plates of ice.  I was once told that when you are walking on the ice cap, if you come to a lead, all you need to do is to walk around it.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  Some of these leads must have been in excess of forty miles long and a thousand feet wide.   The proper thing to do was to camp and rest until the lead froze over until you could walk across it, usually about ten hours.   It was clearly visible where some of the leads were starting to freeze over.   I wasn't on the surface, so I couldn't really tell, but it appeared that the freezing started several feet below the surface of the ice, at least that's what it looked like from twenty thousand feet.

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