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We awoke on October 31, 2018 (Halloween day!) to fantastic news: our 1000-mile survey flight to five separate emperor penguin colonies was a go! We excitedly gathered our extreme cold weather gear (which we’re required to wear on any Antarctic flight operations), ate a hearty breakfast, and hopped in a 7:15 AM shuttle to the airfield. McMurdo’s Phoenix airfield is located on the Ross Ice Shelf, about a 20 minute drive from the station.... CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE BLOG