Ski plane at the South Pole

Ski plane at the South Pole

Here, a U.S. Air Force ski-equipped LC-130 airplane prepares to take off from Amundson-Scott South Pole Station. Only ski-equipped planes can land there. These planes, flown by the New York National Guard, are the primary method of transporting supplies and people to and from the South Pole. (Photo by Emily Stone, courtesy National Science Foundation)

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