Archive for July 22, 2014

Helicopter to Remote Camp 2014

In the Field 2014
All the gear ready to go

All the gear ready to go

So Tony, Yoshi and Paul have been delivered to the remote camp. Mother Nature smiled on us and presented us with a beautiful, sunny, wind-free day. Perfect for the flights!

Exactly like last year, the flight prep consisted of the same steps. Denny Capps, the Park geologist with whom Tony has coordinated this year’s entire “In the Field in Denali National Park and Preserve project”, was there to see the team off. Tony conferred with Denny, the helicopter pilot, Shannon Bowman, and the helicopter manager, J Thatcher, to be sure everything was in order and discuss flight plans. J (whose name I misspelled last year as Jay. Sorry J!) was the helicopter manager last year for the extraction flights. If you recall (or reread the post from last year), the day the team was picked up from the remote camp was extremely windy and required some truly expert flying.
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The Perot museum team flies their flags

So Tony, Yoshi and Paul have been delivered to the remote camp. Mother Nature smiled on us and presented us with a beautiful, sunny, wind-free day. Perfect for the flights! Exactly like last year, the flight prep consisted of the same steps. Denny Capps, the Park geologist with whom Tony has coordinated this year’s entire…