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... change the continent, at least. A very cold & dark start in Fairbanks...

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... and takeoff into sunrise:

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Takes some time to reach the north coast of Alaska. Just imagine this way with a truck or dog sleigh...

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The Northwest passage. Remembering Benjamin Franklin and his brave & desperate men. BTW, hard to find suitable alternate airports for emergency cases here.

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About 2 hours after sunrise. Confused? That´s the pole...

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Second sunrise of this flight. Maybe Earth has indeed another shape than the suspected discus.

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Greenland´s east coast. OpenLC is not that impressive here...

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Downwind over Keflavik. Seems to be a nice spring day in Iceland.

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But at least you CAN see the runway...

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OK, it is not much warmer here than in Alaska. But some changes take a little more time.

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Great Pictures. But-

Encyclopedia.com -- Online dictionary and encyclopedia of facts, information, and biographies

"Wars between Britain and France interrupted the search for the Northwest Passage, and when resumed after the wars the explorations were made in the interests of science, not commerce. The desire to extend human knowledge was the chief motive in arctic exploration after the expeditions of British explorers John Ross and David Buchan were sent out in 1818. Ross's later voyages, and those of Sir William Edward Parry, F. W. Beechey, Sir George Back, Thomas Simpson, and Sir John Franklin pushed forward the knowledge of the Arctic and of the Northwest Passage. The last tragic expedition of Franklin indirectly had more effect than any other voyage because of the many expeditions sent out to discover his fate. In his expedition (1850–54), Robert J. Le M. McClure penetrated the passage from the west along the northern coast of the continent and by a land expedition reached Viscount Melville Sound, which had been reached (1819–20) by Parry from the east"

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Benjamin Franklin
Founding Father of the United States
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Wikipedia
 
Born: January 17, 1706, Boston, MA
Died: April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA

 

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21 hours ago, mikee said:

Great Winter Shots Gerold !

 

21 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Great set of shots.

cheers

Iain

 

21 hours ago, Voyager said:

Striking shots these!

 

Voyager

 

20 hours ago, RJ said:

Another great set! :)

 

20 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

Wonderful set Gerold.

Some top shots of one of the most desolate parts of the planet.

Indeed not many people to meet there...

 

18 hours ago, Kasi31 said:

Fantastic flight and shots Gerold!

 

11 hours ago, Ziggy said:

Beautiful set of shots!! :)

 

8 hours ago, gumbypickett said:

Fantastic set of shots :)

cheers

Gumby

 

6 hours ago, Bermuda425 said:

Boah, smashing shots!

 

Thank you all, mates, for your comments!

 

 

8 hours ago, Penzoil3 said:

Great Pictures. But-

Encyclopedia.com -- Online dictionary and encyclopedia of facts, information, and biographies

"Wars between Britain and France interrupted the search for the Northwest Passage, and when resumed after the wars the explorations were made in the interests of science, not commerce. The desire to extend human knowledge was the chief motive in arctic exploration after the expeditions of British explorers John Ross and David Buchan were sent out in 1818. Ross's later voyages, and those of Sir William Edward Parry, F. W. Beechey, Sir George Back, Thomas Simpson, and Sir John Franklin pushed forward the knowledge of the Arctic and of the Northwest Passage. The last tragic expedition of Franklin indirectly had more effect than any other voyage because of the many expeditions sent out to discover his fate. In his expedition (1850–54), Robert J. Le M. McClure penetrated the passage from the west along the northern coast of the continent and by a land expedition reached Viscount Melville Sound, which had been reached (1819–20) by Parry from the east"

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Wikepedia-

Benjamin Franklin
Founding Father of the United States
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Wikipedia
 
Born: January 17, 1706, Boston, MA
Died: April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Sue, my apologies! You got it. Hope I won´t forget this before I´ll be asked on the chair for the million $ / € question... :blink:

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