An early Christmas present has been delivered to Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) scientists by an Air Force C-17A Globemaster III.
Taking off from Perth just before midnight on August 19, a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III successfully air-dropped more than nine tonnes of supplies in Antarctica under the cover of darkness.
COVID-19 didn’t stop personnel from the mobile air loading team from successfully completing Operation Southern Discovery in Antarctica.
The heavy-lifting capability of Air Force’s C-17A Globemaster III ensured the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) could launch an important science mission.
Lieutenant Hannah Phelps has one of the more interesting weather forecasting jobs in the Navy, providing meteorological support at Casey research station, Antarctica, for Operation Southern Discovery during this austral summer period.