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On the Antarctic open Russian airfield

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In the open spaces of Antarctica, a Russian airfield is being commissioned. The first board, according to the deputy head of the Antarctic expedition Vyacheslav Martyanov, has already taken over the airfield. It is reported that the Antarctic Air Harbor has not been operated since 1990. Vyacheslav Martyanov quotes TASS:
The snow and ice airfield that worked here earlier was cut by deep cracks, it became impossible to use it. They searched for a place for a new aerodrome by geophysical methods for three years. And so he (the airfield) took the first board.



On the Antarctic open Russian airfield


This board was the American Basler Turbo aircraft, which took the 61-th Russian Antarctic Expedition.

The airfield was opened in the area of ​​the year-round Russian Antarctic station Mirny. At the moment, a limited number of Russian researchers remain at the station - an 21 man led by the head of the Mirny station, Viktor Vinogradov.

The presence of the Russian Antarctic airfield will make it possible to more efficiently operate the station and no less efficiently supply the polar explorers working on it. For reference: Mirny station has been operating in Antarctica since 1956. 13 February, it will celebrate its 60 anniversary.
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  1. izya top
    izya top 12 February 2016 06: 54
    15
    penguin lifts are not required? I would settle repeat
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 12 February 2016 07: 00
      +4
      And there it is interesting, a salary? Or piece-premium, in terms of the number raised? what And then maybe, too, go to the courses of lifters ..?
      1. PKK
        PKK 12 February 2016 08: 27
        -9
        What a salary, they work hard for grub and overnight. I think so.
        1. gjv
          gjv 12 February 2016 08: 50
          +4
          There was only a wintering staff at the station, headed by station head Viktor Vinogradov - 21 people. They have to live offline for 11 months.
          1. skrabplus.ru
            skrabplus.ru 12 February 2016 10: 50
            +2
            dig "incomprehensible" holes, similar to tunnels, burrows and maybe mines?! ..
      2. morprepud
        morprepud 12 February 2016 10: 47
        +1
        OH, something in my hands, but not combed out of boredom (whether)! .. and without a salary, BUT, with a butt. Yes, about the ohhhhhotnogo shooting black cormorants, are they somewhere nearby, in Alaska? (no, no, I'm not a penguin ...!)
      3. Hort
        Hort 12 February 2016 15: 31
        0
        came across a vacancy as a system administrator in the Antarctic expedition. Work with equipment, respectively. if my memory serves me right, a salary in the region of 150 thousand rubles was declared.
    2. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 12 February 2016 10: 37
      +1
      Eh, penguins. If the United States finds oil there, then the "bloody penguin regime" will come to an unequivocal end!
    3. skrabplus.ru
      skrabplus.ru 12 February 2016 10: 46
      0
      the same thoughts ... I want to go to the Arctic, there should be good salaries ... only the benefits from me are doubtful ...
      1. gjv
        gjv 12 February 2016 11: 57
        0
        Quote: skrabplus.ru
        I want to the Arctic

        Article about Antarctica. But in the Arctic, too, a new airdrome was opened, a military one. However, benefits can be brought in the Arctic and Antarctic, do not doubt - to clear a shovel in hands and an airstrip; Or a tanker. Let others fly in and do other useful things there.
  2. SAM 5
    SAM 5 12 February 2016 06: 58
    0
    You can’t see the airfield at the airport.
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    2. AdekvatNICK
      AdekvatNICK 12 February 2016 07: 01
      0
      inaccessible place, maybe even no one else took a photo.
      1. FID
        FID 12 February 2016 08: 32
        +8
        Quote: AdekvatNICK
        inaccessible place

        I beg your pardon, this Mirny is "hard to reach" ... In the USSR, this was the beginning of everything .... Mirny was the "capital" of Soviet Antarctica ...
        1. gjv
          gjv 12 February 2016 10: 01
          +1
          Quote: SSI
          Mirny was the "capital" of Soviet Antarctica ...

          There is still a reminder of this from above. Just when approaching.
      2. gjv
        gjv 12 February 2016 10: 31
        +1
        Quote: AdekvatNICK
        no one even took a photo

        Such events are of course photographed. The note is uninformative. Poorly, the author asked Vyacheslav Martyanov. Probably there was no time, I was late for the plane ... bully

        Basler BT 67 Turbo in Antartida
    3. skrabplus.ru
      skrabplus.ru 12 February 2016 10: 56
      +1
      well disguised, if you look closely, you can see the snipers who meet "This board became american plane Basler Turbo, which took the 61st Russian Antarctic Expedition "so as not to take too much
      1. fzr1000
        fzr1000 12 February 2016 11: 47
        +1
        Something here with many geography gaps. The Arctic is confused with the Antarctic.
  3. magirus401
    magirus401 12 February 2016 06: 59
    +1
    Somewhere there was an announcement, penguins need egg-draggers, I’m sitting, I think
    1. SAM 5
      SAM 5 12 February 2016 07: 02
      +5
      Whose eggs are we talking about? wink So then we are all egg-laying here. winked
  4. igorka357
    igorka357 12 February 2016 06: 59
    -1
    I hope the military side will also be able to accept ..!
    1. alex-cn
      alex-cn 12 February 2016 07: 02
      +5
      There seems to be a demilitarized zone
      1. 33 Watcher
        33 Watcher 12 February 2016 07: 03
        +1
        Well, bye ... laughing
        1. 33 Watcher
          33 Watcher 12 February 2016 09: 41
          +2
          Messrs. Minusers! The North Pole 50 years ago, too, was not needed by anyone. And it doesn't depend on your "pacifism" here, well, absolutely nothing ... yes Minarers laughing
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  6. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 12 February 2016 07: 03
    12
    But Mirny station, now 60 years old, is fulfilled ... in my opinion, polar explorers are akin to cosmonauts, or submariners, to live and work in an extremely hostile environment is a feat.
  7. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 12 February 2016 07: 08
    +3
    Mirny station has been operating in Antarctica since 1956 of the year. On February 13, she will celebrate her 60 anniversary.
    Tu-yu, so tomorrow they will celebrate there ?! Yes, and a new airfield! good
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 12 February 2016 07: 11
      +4
      Quote: LÄRZ
      Yes, and a new airfield!

      they built it for that ... dumping alcohol from above is dangerous, it will suddenly break! wink
      1. izya top
        izya top 12 February 2016 07: 23
        12
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        Dumping alcohol from above is dangerous, it will suddenly crash!

        even if the alcohol is frozen,
        I won’t leave him anyway!
        I will bite his teeth
        because he is good!
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 12 February 2016 07: 52
          +3
          Quote: izya top
          even if the alcohol is frozen,
          I won’t leave him anyway!
          I will bite his teeth
          because he is good!
      2. LÄRZ
        LÄRZ 12 February 2016 07: 39
        +3
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        they built it for that ... dumping alcohol from above is dangerous, it will suddenly break!

        No, well stopudovo, will be celebrated. Yes, and right!
  8. Wolka
    Wolka 12 February 2016 07: 15
    -6
    now it remains to deploy the S-400 division, a squadron of Su-35, a company of marines for protection and for the first time is enough ...
  9. ayuric
    ayuric 12 February 2016 07: 39
    +6
    and with a slight breeze of the arctic breeze, the egg draggers turn ... turn into wizards wink
    1. izya top
      izya top 12 February 2016 07: 51
      +2
      Quote: ayuric
      turn into wizards

      uh, uh ... a phenomenon, not ... khe-khe
  10. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 12 February 2016 07: 45
    +2
    The news is good, but the first board is not ours ... We asked the "authorities" of the country for a new 76th ... So they haven't allocated it yet ... It's a pity ... We'll wait ... hi
    1. gjv
      gjv 12 February 2016 10: 44
      +1
      Quote: VadimLives
      They asked the "authorities" of the country for a new 76th ... So they haven't allocated it yet ... It's a pity ... We'll wait ...

      It is not clear from which "bosses" the 76th was asked and what will you expect? recourse
      IL-76 has regular flights to Antarctica. True to another airfield, Novo at the American base Amundsen-Scott. The data of the new band in Mirny are not reported, it is not clear whether it is capable of accepting IL-76 ?!
      And yet, what to expect ?! Want to Antarctica ?! Run for a ticket! bully
      Here is the flight schedule for early 2016:
      IL76-D07 - IN 08 JANUARY 2016 CPT - NOVO
      IL76-D07 - OUT 11 JANUARY 2016 NOVO - CPT
      IL76-D08 - IN 09 FEBRUARY 2016 CPT - NOVO
      IL76-D08 - OUT 10 FEBRUARY 2016 NOVO - CPT
      IL76-D09 - IN 22 FEBRUARY 2016 CPT - NOVO
      IL76-D09 - OUT 23 FEBRUARY 2016 NOVO - CPT
      IL76-D10 - IN 25 FEBRUARY 2016 CPT - NOVO
      IL76-D10 - OUT 26 FEBRUARY 2016 NOVO - CPT
      Antarctica is waiting! Antarctica is calling! Antarctica beckons!


  11. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 12 February 2016 08: 00
    +3
    Now you can build a sanatorium there! laughing
    1. SAM 5
      SAM 5 12 February 2016 08: 07
      +2
      Now you can build a sanatorium there!

      for cryonics
    2. inpu
      inpu 12 February 2016 10: 15
      +1
      Quote: dchegrinec
      Now you can build a sanatorium there! laughing

      Yeah, and then issue vouchers with the words: "who wants to relax in the south, there are twenty vouchers available, and two to more northern seas"
      :D
  12. atarix
    atarix 12 February 2016 08: 03
    +1
    but hey. in 2008, all media reported that in Antarctica, almost half of all senior officials in Russia, the United States, France, Germany, etc. flew off. on airplanes. I don’t know what they forgot there at once.
    BUT, as far as I remember, they reported on the preparation of the airdrome for this matter.
    1. gjv
      gjv 12 February 2016 11: 03
      0
      Quote: atarix
      but hey. in 2008, all media reported that in Antarctica, almost half of all senior officials in Russia, the United States, France, Germany, etc. flew ... under this case as far as I remember reported on the preparation of the airfield

      Eight years have passedconditions have changed ...
      The snow-ice airfield that worked here earlier was excised with deep cracks, and it became impossible to use it. A place for a new airfield was searched by geophysical methods for three years.

      And what kind of airfield are you talking about? There are several of them, and officials may have flown to different ...
      SCRM Gabriel de Castilla (Spain), NZSP Amundsen - Scott (USA), YWKS Casey (Australia), NZPG McMurdo (USA), NZIR McMurdo (USA), NZWD McMurdo (USA), and eight more sites slightly less. Most flights are operated on NZSP and YWKS. hi
    2. gjv
      gjv 12 February 2016 17: 49
      0
      Quote: atarix
      but hey. in 2008

      Namely, on Mirny already 26 years did not fly. request
  13. Nitarius
    Nitarius 12 February 2016 08: 39
    +1
    Well done guys))) good luck to them!
  14. PKK
    PKK 12 February 2016 08: 40
    0
    They will certainly find the underground German base of Anenerb. Will the Germans believe that the Second World War is over? I think they will believe, then they will mark it. I don’t doubt that the airfields will become twin.
  15. 3vs
    3vs 12 February 2016 08: 57
    0
    Tourism in those parts must begin to develop, before the Chinese are ahead!
    Someone will be interested in this direction instead of Egypt and Turkey.
    Many probably want to see penguins live at their home! fellow
    1. gjv
      gjv 12 February 2016 11: 13
      0
      Quote: 3vs
      Tourism in those parts must begin to develop ... penguins live to see at their home!

      If you are one of the sophisticated travelers who have already seen everything that could be, you are tired of similar trips with a look at architectural and other attractions, then you still have one place on Earth that can surprise you. A tour to Antarctica will truly “refresh” you and give you the long-awaited vivid impressions. Of course, the prices for trips to Antarctica are quite high compared with prices to other parts of the planet, but at least once in your life you should allow yourself such a pleasure.
      Antarctica is the southern continent, the center of which almost coincides with the South Pole of the Earth. It is safe to say that in most parts of the continent a human foot has never set foot. This harsh land with huge icebergs, icy mountain ranges, desert plateaus, filled with serenity and eternal tranquility, causes both fear and admiration.
      The territory of Antarctica is divided into areas that are named after their discoverers, as well as famous personalities: Victoria Land, Mary Bird Land, Queen Maud Land, etc.
      Carrying out a tour to Antarctica, you can make a comfortable flight over the continent, looking out from the windows of a comfortable liner for breathtaking panoramas. Ultrapure and dry air allows from a height of about 3 km to cover the gaze of about 185 km of the territory in all directions.
      Thanks to the tour to Antarctica, you can see with your own eyes the largest glacier in the world - Lambert. This is a huge mass of ice (about 64 km wide and more than 400 km long), which slides toward the ocean at a speed of 230 meters per year.
      Dry valleys - vast snowless and waterless spaces located on the territory of the land of Victoria, on their surface covered with small stones, are similar to the surface of Mars.
      Travelers who ventured to make a tour to Antarctica will be able to see the beautiful Lake Wanda, bound by a four-meter ice surface. Surprisingly, at the bottom, where the density and salinity of water is highest, its temperature reaches 25 ° C.
      One cannot but admire the view of the active, the highest volcano in the world - Erebus. It is located at the intersection of faults in the earth's crust, from which powerful gas emissions periodically occur that destroy the ozone layer.
      If you want to see all this and more, go on a trip to Antarctica by making an advance reservation booking.
    2. gjv
      gjv 12 February 2016 11: 35
      0
      Quote: 3vs
      Someone will be interested in this direction instead of Egypt and Turkey.




      Interesting direction. Especially warm the heart Antarctica Choose a resort и Best last-minute toursand also pleased with the hospitality Tours to the cities of Antarctica. bully
  16. Free wind
    Free wind 12 February 2016 08: 59
    0
    Well, Mirny station is a rather warm place, by Antarctic standards, the absolute minimum for the entire observation time is -41 Celsius, the station is on the shore, supply from icebreakers by helicopter in season. Foreign stations are often equipped with family people, but we have only hermits. Why interesting. They say penguin is quite tasty, if cooked properly
  17. Stinger
    Stinger 12 February 2016 09: 00
    0
    Now they will scream. "Another blatant Russian aggression!" "Penguins in the paws of a Russian bear!"
  18. Papapg
    Papapg 12 February 2016 09: 11
    +2
    Who did not read read - 72 degrees below zero. The unique Vostok station, located at the geomagnetic pole of the Earth, was threatened with closure due to lack of fuel. A squad of volunteers from the Mirny station is called to save the situation. Having delivered the sledge-caterpillar train with fuel to the winterers of the Vostok station, Gavrilov’s detachment, despite the inexorably approaching long polar night, sets off back to Mirny
    1. skrabplus.ru
      skrabplus.ru 12 February 2016 11: 11
      0
      share - in Russian!
    2. pv1005
      pv1005 12 February 2016 11: 55
      0
      Quote: Papapg
      Who has not read read - 72 degrees below zero. The unique Vostok station, located at the geomagnetic pole of the Earth, was threatened with closure due to lack of fuel. A squad of volunteers from the Mirny station is called to save the situation. Having delivered the sledge-caterpillar train with fuel to the winterers of the Vostok station, Gavrilov’s detachment, despite the inexorably approaching long polar night, sets off back to Mirny

      Who does not like to read, watch a movie with the same name.
      1. Igor V
        Igor V 12 February 2016 14: 11
        0
        And better just read the books of Vladimir Sanin, Markovich, as he was called on both tops of the Earth.
  19. triglav
    triglav 12 February 2016 11: 15
    0
    This is the thing. Soon it will be possible to fly through this airfield to the countries of South America.
    1. gjv
      gjv 12 February 2016 11: 39
      +1
      Quote: triglav
      Soon it will be possible to fly through this airfield to the countries of South America.

      Actually, the reality is somewhat the opposite - they fly to Antarctica through the countries of South America, as well as through South Africa and Australia. hi
    2. pv1005
      pv1005 12 February 2016 12: 02
      0
      Quote: triglav
      This is the thing. Soon it will be possible to fly through this airfield to the countries of South America.

      Did you go through geography at school (I'm not talking about studying)? apparently not. Do not confuse, the Arctic is the northern hemisphere and a significant part belongs to Russia and by a few the USA, Canada, Denmark, and Norway. Antarctica is the southern hemisphere and it is the whole continent of ANTARCTICA and does not belong to (so far) anyone but penguins.
  20. Amurets
    Amurets 12 February 2016 11: 37
    0
    Quote: igorka357


    I hope the military side will also be able to accept ..!

    At Vostok station. There they seem to be preparing a platform for gay people in skirts. Bearded reservations are given to them there, so that they would be preserved by freezing.
  21. Igor V
    Igor V 12 February 2016 14: 18
    0
    They don’t congratulate you in advance, therefore, men are polar explorers! drinks
  22. Sealek
    Sealek 12 February 2016 18: 03
    +1
    Apparently "Douglas" is eternal. Its clones and successors Il-2 and Il-14 have survived only in museums. From the "Khrushchev armored car" at the beginning of the 80s, they still jumped for show ... winked