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Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

12 days to go. Nightmares, fighting, some good news, and a lot of faith. That is what have been those lRead more

Studying the remote regions

Posted on September 4th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Many times, we forget about one of the most important goals of this project: to study the black carbon over remote regions. Data recording is present at many places, but mainly taken by ground stations, like LIDARs. Data taken by aircrafts is scarRead more


Posted on August 27th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Tired Tired even before starting. All of you who know about that kind of flights are already aware of what I mean. A lot of people Read more

Ski way

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Brainstorming is going on ! What to do? Will my engine fail over Antarctica? Will an emergency arise that would ask for a safe remote snowed spot? I have been chatting with the french Polar Authority about the use of Dumont D´ Urville aiRead more

Let us play a game

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Michel Gordillo

Tic Tac, tic tac, tic tac... That needle never stops ! However there is a planned take off time: October the first. No much time is left, and so many things to do. I have been working more time on the airplane. In fact, my friend of RobleRead more