The first of two 'take out' flights departed Summit Station for Kangerlussuaq on Saturday, carrying the five-person, November-to-February winter crew with it. A second flight scheduled for today was canceled due to weather in Kangerlussuaq. "There is a big front moving in from the south, and the pilots are concerned about icing conditions," wrote Tracy Sheeley, CPS operations manager for the station. As a result of the cancellation, Tracy and Katrine Gorham, our science projects manager, remain at Summit, the NSF-funded research station with our new five-person staff.
We're delighted that our winter crew got out on time, and will keep you posted on the take-out. Stay tuned!--Kip Rithner