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The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice.
POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.
Landings and take-offs of helicopters, a twin otter airplane, a LC-130 Hercules transport plane; and a shot of a Hagglund tracked vehicle. Transportation used in Greenland to do scientific research. To get to Greenland, scientists fly with the 109th Air National Guard in a Hercules C-130 aircraft. It is definitely not your typical airline experience.