Airbus A340 Plane Lands on Antarctica for First Time

For the first time ever, an Airbus A340 plan has landed on Antarctica. Boutique aviation company Hi Fly was behind the landing, as its 801 flight took off from Cape Town, South Africa on 01NOV. The flight was commissioned by Wolf’s Fang, an upscale adventure camp on Antarctica to bring needed supplies to the resort. Each flight to the southernmost continent took around five hours and the team spent less than three hours on the ground in Antarctica, covering 2,500 nautical miles. The runway at the Wolf’s Fang property is designated as a “C” Level airport, despite not “technically” being an airport. That means that only highly specialized crew can fly there due to challenging conditions.

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