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Norse at FACT

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Hello everyone,

Anyone know why a Norse 787 is parked at FACT?
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Re: Norse at FACT

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Joker11 wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 5:56 pm Hello everyone,

Anyone know why a Norse 787 is parked at FACT?
Antarctica charter.

https://simpleflying.com/norse-atlantic ... ntarctica/
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Anyone able to get a good photo before it leaves?
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First time a 787 has landed in Antarctica apparently.

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Norse Atlantic Airways has become the first airline ever to fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Antarctica after flying from Cape Town, South Africa, down to Troll Research Station on the frozen continent.

The special charter landed on the 3,300-metre-long runway at Troll Airfield at around 2 am on Friday morning following the five-hour flight from Cape Town, following extensive preparations to make the airfield ready for such a large visitor.

The five-year-old aircraft was loaded up with scientists and logistics crew, along with essential equipment and cargo for Troll Research Station, as well as other stations across Antarctica.

The Norwegian scientists started off their journey to Troll on Monday when they boarded the same Norse Atlantic 787 in Oslo for the first 12-hour leg to Cape Town. After staying in South Africa for just over a day, they then made the much shorter hop down to Antarctica.

The scientists are from the Norwegian Polar Institute, who will be hot water drilling through the Fimbulisen Ice Shelf as part of their annual research.

Norse Atlantic markets itself as a low-cost long-haul airline with scheduled services from Europe to the United States, as well as Bangkok, but the carrier has also been hunting down charter opportunities, especially over the winter months when leisure demand across its scheduled route network is typically weaker.
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Re: Norse at FACT

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Airplaneguy9 wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 9:42 pm Anyone able to get a good photo before it leaves?
Unfortunately not, my phone camera is not the best. :cry:
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Got a photo of Norse departing CPT back to Oslo.
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Got one of Norse sitting about 30 minutes before departure

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