U.S AIR FORCE FLIES WORKERS TO ANTARCTICA FROM CHRISTCHURCH, CITY
With employment being a real issue in the USA, Americans are looking to living abroad more, to work, plan ahead and earn a crust.
America is also always on the look out to deepen ties with other nations, for future fossil fuel supplies needs.
Without these the U.S dies as an economy. U.S people don’t like that.
Here’s a story about how one Southern New Zealand city is able to help the USA out as a base:
The summer season to Antarctica was marked by the first flight to Antarctica. The flight had take off from Christchurch this morning.
The cargo of the flight involved around 130 people. On board was 25,000 kilos of cargo bound for the icy wilderness as scientists prepare to make the most of the brighter weather over the next few months.
“Everybody is excited about the first mission because we wanted it to go on time and on schedule and luckily for us the weather is co-operating it’s a beautiful day down there,” said Lieutenant Colonel Brent Kennon of the US Air Force about the weather conditions that are beyond human control.
The locations challenges for flight, means that a good pilot is the ticket. “Most pilots are used to landing on a nice big paved runway surface with grass under the sides with lots of lights and markings,” Kennon said in New Zealand. “Well, we land on an ice runway that’s built right on the sea ice and the ice shelf and it’s white on white.”
One hour is the duration of touch down time, before take off.
The US Airforce is set to fly in hundreds of people over the season who will live and work on Antarctica.
Source: TVNZ writers.
My question: From a Kaitiakitanga perspective: What does the scientific research and observations involve? And for what purpose is the science being used? Also: Will the scientists gift, share their scientific knowledge of the Antarctic region and findings to NZ sicentists and Iwi knowledge banks as well?
And: Americans of the brainy kind in New Zealand is probably the preferred look of Americans in NZ to maintain harmony. That’s usually always good to see.
Photo: Davis Montham air force base.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.10.12~