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Antarctic Clearance

Posted on January 17th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Last January the 14th, a big meeting was held at the Spanish Polar Committee Office. It was leadered by Mr. Catalan, as Polar Committee Technical Secretary, together with the Secretary Mrs. Ramos,  the Manager of the Polar Scientific Area Dr. QuesadRead more

Belly speeds

Posted on January 10th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Next you can see the airflow around the belly tank at 80, 120,140, 160 KIAS and at Stall speed. Sure that some strategically distributed turbulators can better that airflow and reduce the drag. You can see clearly the lower engine cowling downdRead more

flying the belly tank

Posted on January 9th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Many news so far... I am glad to inform that the Spanish Air Force has informed Skypolaris that they do confirm all the support they granted more than two years ago. It is very nice, because now it is time to have all the survival gear readied. Read more


Posted on December 26th, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

New year is coming, and the departure day is approaching. When preparing such a flight, there is always something to do, and something missing. So, there is always a lot of work pending. As I am going now for the northern hemisphere, I had planRead more


Posted on December 21st, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

HF system is fully set. Finally I have been able to deploy and test the equipment, actually an Icom 706, the same radio I have been using in my year 2001´s flight. Now, the antenna is much longer and I have been able to receive cleary from theRead more