First Flight

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10 April 2007

First Flight

Tara Arctic airport is officially open!! Yesterday afternoon we received our first flight, a DC3 from Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

Touching down at 1530hrs, this event marks a significant milestone for the expedition, bringing the first winter to an end and making the last two weeks of back breaking work all worth while. After 7 months together it was difficult to wave goodbye to Denys and Bruno, Herve also leaving for a short holiday. Fresh faces include Marion (cook), Ben (Guide), Philippe (cameraman), Guillaume (engineer) and Anatoly (engineer) who brought with them some welcome fresh fruit and vegetables!

Grant