This week at Casey

  • The Skiway winter camp before the vans were moved forward onto level snow

    17 October 2008

    The 35th week of winter and the penultimate one before the arrival of Voyage 1 and the Summer Team, has been dominated by the preparation of the Skiway; the set up of Wilkins (runway) camp; submission of cargo and Personal …

  • Sunset following a blizzard at Casey.

    10 October 2008

    Another week has flown by at Casey, in which we have experienced 3 blizzards, 2 days of heavy snow fall and 2 beautiful clear days. The sunset on Monday was glorious with a lingering vivid pink sky. Monday's sunset following …

  • Casey Station Expeditioners laying linoleum in the Station's Preparation Laboratory.

    3 October 2008

    The weeks fly by so fast it is hard to remember what happened when. However, for about 3 days Michael and Luc have been up at the Skiway preparing the strip for the arrival of the 212 planes in mid …

  • Image of Casey Station

    14 November 2008

    Blizzards were recorded on Friday and Saturday but during the week the weather has been pretty benign with overcast skies and light winds. Despite the lack of sun the solar glare is significant as evidenced by the water pouring down …

  • CASA 212 aircraft VHA 'Ginger' landing at Casey Skiway.

    21 November 2008

    The 2008 Casey winter officially ended at 12.40pm last Friday after 273 days when the 2 CASA 212 planes landed safely at Casey Skiway. The four pilots Jorn G, John L-S, Troy F and Rod R are no strangers to …

  • Team from the Whale Aerial Survey Programme

    19 December 2008

    Science On the Go A Whale Of A Time Continuing on from last summer, the whale aerial survey programme started again late last week and already has five flights completed. Using CASA-212 aircraft, a flight leader (Daniel) and four observers …

  • Incoming Casey Station Leader officially receives 'the key' to the Station

    12 December 2008

    Station Handover Shortly after Bob J compiled and filed his final "This week at Casey" last week, he handed the station over to Cookie on Thursday evening and the 62nd ANARE became the incumbents of Casey for the next twelve …

  • Expeditioner with birthday cake

    4 July 2008

    Just when mid winter was all over and we thought it was safe to hang up our drinking trousers for at least a day or two, there comes along a rush of birthdays. First up it was belts off tools …

  • CASA-212 aircraft 'VHB Gadget' and Chief Pilot Jorn.

    28 November 2008

    Richard served another delightful Saturday night dinner but after a quick bite, the 4 pilots, Tom, Tod and Luc departed for the Skiway and by 9.30pm, VHB Gadget soared into the sky and headed for Davis, arriving safely about 4.5 …

  • Casey Station Senior Weather Observer with smashed sonde and ruptured weather balloon.

    26 September 2008

    The early part of the week was characterised by blizzards and very heavy snowfall, however, the winds eased later in the week and a bright sunny day was experienced by weeks end. Gale force winds and blowing snow were recorded …

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