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Jul. 1st, 2011 @ 09:44 am photos from the nighttime medevac flight
Most of these are pretty self explanatory. They aren't the best photos because of the darkness, the constant movement and my hands freezing.



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The first non celestial lights I have seen in the sky since march.

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The plane streaks across, coming in for the landing.

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hard to see but we put all of the fresh food in the orange milvan on the back of this trailer. It was heated to keep the food from freezing.

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There was a 15 person flight crew. New faces! It was so strange. I got one of them to mail a postcard for me.



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From:mananath
Date:June 30th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
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oh yes! Enough fresh food to last us until our next flight at the end of August and a few hundred lbs of mail.
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From:gislebertus
Date:June 30th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for posting this; as banal as it might be to you -- well, I guess by definition such a flight isn't banal -- I find such things completely fascinating.
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From:curieuse
Date:June 30th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
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So interesting!
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From:bibliogrrl
Date:July 1st, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
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How cold was it that night?
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From:mananath
Date:July 1st, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
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night? this happened at 215pm! :) But I believe the temps were -40 at the airfield. No wind but at that temp you feel the cold. I had to remove my glove adjust my metal zipper, for about 30 seconds and it took hours to warm up again!
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From:bibliogrrl
Date:July 1st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
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HAHA. You're right!! Oh how the darkness fools with the brains of those of us NOT on the ice. :D

And OOF. OOOF. That's damn cold.

ALSO - someone down there gets comics from a shop my friend owns. Which I thought was cool as hell.
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From:mananath
Date:July 1st, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
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really? do you know who?
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From:bibliogrrl
Date:July 1st, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
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I emailed you at your yahoo address (hope it still works!)
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From:mananath
Date:July 1st, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
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got it! I eat lunch with her occasionally! small world indeed!
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From:gardenwaltz
Date:July 1st, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
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Given the circumstances, I am quite impressed they got the plane down and up again. I hope the sick occupant recovers.
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From:vaxocentric
Date:July 1st, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
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Wow. I can't imagine landing a plane out there. Thanks for the photos - always a pleasure to follow your adventure. Warm wishes to your comrades.
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From:wlotus
Date:July 1st, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
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That is damn incredible. Thanks for sharing the photos!

I hope the people evacuated are going to be okay.
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From:spike1972
Date:July 4th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
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I hope it all works out ok.