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Arrival In Punta Arenas

2019-01-01

When I landed in Punta Arenas today the plane flying me into Antartica was on the ground. It is a monster.
Ilyushin IL-76 TD
The IL-76 was originally conceived for delivering heavy machinery to remote, poorly-serviced areas of the USSR. As such it needed to meet the requirements for a heavy-lift freighter with good speed and range, able to operate from short and unprepared airstrips, and capable of coping with the worst weather conditions likely to be experienced in Siberia and the Soviet Union’s Arctic regions.
It is New Years day in Chile and all restaurants are closed. This is what I consider a crisis.
I was saved by Dominos. I had not eaten one of their pies in years and probably will never again.
Tomorrow is clothing check, safety instruction and Thursday I'm off.








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Bon Voyage, or successful uplift, and happy cranking.
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