Pegasus Field
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OshnDoc
S 77° 57.800 E 166° 31.464
58C E 535483 N 1345261
Quick Description: Pegasus Field is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station. Pegasus is a white ice runway capable of handling wheeled aircraft year-round.
Location: Antarctica
Date Posted: 9/20/2011 6:55:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMCM9H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SCOTUS
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Long Description:
Pegasus Field is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station. Pegasus is a white ice runway capable of handling wheeled aircraft year-round. The other two are the snow runways at Williams Field that is limited to ski-equipped aircraft, and the principal Ice Runway on the sea-ice available during the summer Antarctic field season.
The field is named after Pegasus, a C-121 Lockheed Constellation, still visible there in the snow after crashing in bad weather on October 8, 1970. No one on board was injured.
On September 11, 2008, a United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III successfully completed the first landing in Antarctica using night-vision goggles at Pegasus Field. Previously air transport in the permanent darkness of the winter was only used in emergencies, with burning barrels of fuel to outline the runway.
Type of Waymark: Point of Interest

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