Polar Flight 90 - The Polar Pumpkin's Journey to the North Pole

The Mission

  • Flying the Polar Pumpkin over the village of Ulukhaktok on the way to the North PoleTo land the same Cessna 185, N90SN, at both Poles (South Pole 11/22/1999).

  • To demonstrate the applicability, practicality and economy of ski-equipped, single engine aircraft to Polar Science.

  • To ground truth satellite imagery at specific points of latitude and longitude.

  • To determine and document effects of global warming and climate change.

  • To highlight the critical importance of polar regions to science and the health of our planet.

  • To honor the historical contributions of single engine aircraft to Polar Science.

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