Some inclement weather kept the Wilkins team contained to indoor activities for most of the week — wind and blowing snow meant runway works were postponed for a few days.
Well rested, as soon as the weather made a break the crew were poised to make the most of it, the proof roller was set up and rolling began. The idea of proof rolling is to test the capacity of the ice surface to handle the weight of an aircraft — an important step in having an aircraft land on a glacial runway.
Any areas requiring work are quickly spotted and repaired before setting and being retested, thoroughness is one of the many attributes required for the Wilkins team. Some big days and hard work by all the lads for the completion of this step. Still more work to be done up here before we are ready for summer but spirits are high as the days count down.