Professor John wrote an article for the New Zealand CAA magazine Vector.  The article concentrated on the operational aspects of flying the Fox in the Taylor Dry Valley, specifically the safety procedures adopted to ensure that the UAV did not conflict with helicopter traffic in the valley.

Helicopters are the only effective way of moving people and equipment in and out of the valley, so there may be several flights a day.  In order to operate the UAV safely, a procedure was worked out with Mac Centre and the Remote Operations Facility in Charleston, South Carolina.  The operational procedures are described in the article, which also includes a couple of photographs.

We now have a tested and reliable procedure for operating UAVs in Antarctica and hope that this sets the standard for future deployments.

See:  and download the July/August 2014 issue.

Image from NZCAA Vector magazine.