4 December 2018 Flights Canceled

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Michelle McGuire
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Hi Mr. Penn. We were just watching your video about the weather. The kids want to know if you are scared and has the weather been in the 3 category since you have been there?


Hi Mrs. McGuire! - (Mrs. McGuire teaches just down the hall from me back in Pennsylvania!) Nope, I'm not scared. We are well trained and well equipped. Everyone knows what they are doing to avoid potential problems, Having said that, everyone here has a very healthy respect for his harsh and rapidly changing environment. It is the lack of knowledge and the lack of training that is dangerous here (or in life in general...really!). Keep the questions coming! Thank you for reading the journals and taking the time to ask a question!

Elijah neal
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how long is your beard


Elijah, I am ROCKIN' this beard! Pretty soon, probably by New Year's Eve I'll look just like "Father Time!" Thanks for checking in!

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Who is the NERD?

Who is the NERD referenced in the flight plan? :)


Gary, LOL there are a LOT of NERDS here! Sadly, that NERD refers to a place, not a person. NERD is the United States Air Operations "International Designator" for a place called "Hercules Dome." It is a large ice dome,very near the South Pole, between the Horlick and Thiel Mountains in the southern part of Westarctica. (about 86°S 105°W). Thank you! I wondered if anyone would catch that...I'm glad you asked because it spurred me to look it up!

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Location: Crary Lab, McMurdo Station, Antarctic
Latitude: 77° 51' 0" S
Longitude: 166° 40' 0.12" E
Weather Summary: Condition 2
Temperature: 19˚ F
Wind Chill: -2˚ F
Wind Speed: 35 knots (38 Miles per hour)

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