Air Force proves its capability in Antarctica again

Helicopter being loaded on to C17 at Wilkins Aerodrome.
Helicopter being loaded on to C-17A at Wilkins Aerodrome. (Photo: Don Hudspeth)
Helicopter being loaded on to C17 at Wilkins Aerodrome.Two of three helicopters on their way home to Australia via C17.Three helicopters on their way back to Australia via C17.View of sea ice from window of C17

Joint media release – Minister for Defence and Minister for the Environment

The Royal Australian Air Force has again proven its capability to land on ice flying into Antarctica yesterday to provide assistance to the Australian Antarctic Division.

Successfully landing in colder conditions than previous flights, the C-17A Globemaster III touched down at Wilkins Aerodrome for the sixth time since November 2015.