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Heading for Marambio Base

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

After flying for over 19 hours, crossing the South Pole, and fighting turbulence, mountains, and headwinds, Captain Michel Gordillo is on track for a landing at the northernmost Antarctic station, Marambio Base. During the flight MicheRead more

90 Degrees South!

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

Another historic moment has been achieved by Captain Michel Gordillo. He has reached the SOUTH POLE! Michel has reached THE MOST REMOTE PART OF THE WORLD! The little RV-8 is still fighting headwinds that redRead more

83 degrees South – On Course

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

As of this writing, the Sky Polaris RV-8 piloted by Michel Gordillo is headed directly South. His position is 83 degrees south. At this moment the longitude does not matter. As long as he heads directly south, he will reach the south pole. After aRead more

Onward to the South Pole and Across the Continent

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

At 1923 UTC the Sky Polaris flight piloted by Captain Michel Gordillo departed the Mario Zuchelli Station. Destination? To cross the Earth's South Pole and then land at the Argentinian Read more

November 7, 2016 – Another Report From Mario Station

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by skypolarisadmin

Captain Michel Gordillo sent this report at 0550 UTC, November 7, 2016, Current weather: 16 degrees F and sunny! Wind from the Northeast at 19 knots.  _____________________ These days at Mario Zucchelli Station have made me to think aRead more