It’s deep winter in the Antarctic, bringing with it bitter cold and howling winds that make flying there almost impossible. CALGARY-based airline KENN BOREK AIR – ‘anytime, anyplace, worldwide’ – undertook the rescue of two ill Americans from the US Amundsen-Scott South Polar Station <PHOTO BELOW – David McCarthy AFP/Getty Images>. Landing in frigid temperatures with a wind chill of -113 degrees Fahrenheit the evacuation went off without a hitch.
This very dangerous mission has been given much attention by the US media, with scarce mention of CANADA (thanks NPR) or the unique flying abilities of KENN BOREK AIR.
<PHOTOS ABOVE – loading for the return journey & ready for takeoff. Well done Canada! David McCarthy, AFP/Getty Images>