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Helicopters: unloading and first flight

Helicopters at Princess Elisabeth: a first! After the unloading, rotors are mounted and engines are checked before the first take off. One of the pilots is also explaining the conditions the machines have to face in Antarctica: ice, snow, humidity and stark contrast between relatively warm conditions when the sun is shining and very cold ones at night or when the weather is not that good.

Video: © Journalist: Olivier Pierre - Images: Pierre Haelterman

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