First flight of Antarctic season departs Christchurch

RNZAF 757 departs Christchuch taking 120 staff to Antarctica New Zealand's Scott Base and the Amercian National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station.

The Antarctic 2013/14 season has begun!  Eighteen Antarctica New Zealand Scott Base staff and personnel heading to the US National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station head south aboard a RNZAF Boeing 757 where they'll meet up with their colleagues who have just spent a winter on the ice.  Link to TV3. Link to print.