Author Topic: Replacing arctic sea ice  (Read 104 times)

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Offline ?Impact

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Re: Replacing arctic sea ice
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2018, 12:32:22 pm »
but that's the north pole

How did the helicopter get there in the last second of footage? I thought the max range of a helicopter would be about 1000 miles for the longest ones, and it would be half that to get back to land or ship.

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Re: Replacing arctic sea ice
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2018, 12:55:13 pm »
How did the helicopter get there in the last second of footage? I thought the max range of a helicopter would be about 1000 miles for the longest ones, and it would be half that to get back to land or ship.

That helicopter I think is a Bell 407 or 429, don't see it well or long enough to be sure but in either case the range would be nowhere near a 1000 miles, (barely half of that) so it must have come off a ship-possibly either a US or Canadian coast guard ice breaker.