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dc.contributor.advisor SAJAR en_ZA Author en_ZA Theron, G.L.
dc.coverage.spatial Antarctica en_ZA
dc.coverage.spatial Antarctica 2018-08-23T07:58:08Z 2018-08-23T07:58:08Z 1971 en_ZA 1973 1971 en_ZA 1973
dc.description.abstract abstract en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Flight operations by the South African Air Force in support of national research in Antarctica have been carried out since the early 1970s. Initially support was rendered by Westland Wasp helicopters, but in 1980 two Puma SA330 J-model helicopters with radar, a Tans G navigational system and de-icing equipment were specifically purchased and deployed. These aircraft are still in use. The helicopters are used, inter alia, to transport equipment, including skidoos, sledges and provisons for field teams. They render essential logistical support and participate in loading and unloading supplies from the mv SA Agulhas. The South African Air Force has also rendered support to international programmes, such as the census of mink whales in cooperation with a Japanese whaler and the installation of automatic weather stations on the islands of Southern Thule and Zavodovsky. The German base NEUMAYER is also visited annually to transfer the German team members from the SA Agulhas. The need for helicopter support is likely to increase in the future. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa)
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy of South Africa en_ZA
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy Project
dc.language en_ZA en_ZA
dc.language af_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research Vol 21, No 2
dc.relation.ispartof Vol 4 en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright
dc.subject Antarctica en_ZA
dc.subject Antarctic
dc.subject Subantarctic Islands
dc.subject Helicopters
dc.subject Support
dc.subject Research Programme
dc.title Title en_ZA
dc.title Vliegoperasies ter ondersteuning van die Suid-Afrikaanse Antarktiese en Eilande-navorsingsprogram
dc.type Articles en_ZA
dc.type Articles
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