McMurdo’s Ice Shelf Airport – Willy Field

Here at McMurdo, we have a number of airfields used for different missions. Willy Field is located on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, and therefore can be used year-round, even when the floating sea ice has melted. Only ski-equipped aircraft land here, including LC-130H, and DHC Twin Otters. Earlier today I took a quick trip out to the airfield, and explored the small town next to the skiway, which provides all of the aircraft, passenger, and crew support facilities.

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