Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Free Flight Training!

 

A rufous-tailed hummingbird. Clearly this Costa Rican native needs no flight training, but you're no rufous-tailed hummingbird, now are you. Photo: Ed Stockard

CH2M HILL Polar Services (CPS) Aviation Safety Training
20-21 April 2010

Anchorage, Alaska
For further information, please contact: Angela Pagenkopp
E-mail: angela@polarfield.com

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CH2M HILL Polar Services (CPS) announces an Aviation Land and Water course in Anchorage, Alaska, 20-21 April 2010. The two-day course offers an intense look at methods and techniques for surviving aviation accidents in the Arctic. Students are exposed to land and
water crash simulators to duplicate impact conditions, and receive “dunker” training in a local pool with certified instructors. The course is facilitated by Learn to Return (LTR) Training Systems (http://www.survivaltraining.com).

The course is open to twenty NSF-funded arctic researchers. This includes principal investigators, graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate field assistants. The course is free of charge for all qualified researchers. Travel assistance/per diem is
available for participants outside the local area of the course. CPS can only accept attendees whose schedules allow them to attend all
days of the course. CPS will arrange and provide travel and accommodations for course participants only, and will not arrange
accommodations for partners and/or families nor provide assistance with personal travel in conjunction with the course.

Interested participants should contact Angela Pagenkopp at: angela@polarfield.com, with their name, affiliation, e-mail, active
NSF grant number and the principal investigator’s name.

Penguin flying out of a hole in the sea ice. Photo: Ed Stockard

An albatross chick learning to fly on the Falkland Islands. Photo: Ed Stockard

Ed Stockard in flight. Photo: Torre Stockard

We are very lucky to have a gifted photographer such as Ed Stockard on staff at PFS. Check out his flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/coastaleddy/