2016/17 Antarctic Season Photo Competition Winner

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2016/17 Antarctic Season Photo Competition Winner

It has been a busy season not only for the HeliRes crew but for all working from bases in Antarctica.  Our challenge was for Antarctic based personnel to use a high res device to capture HeliRes in action… and we were overwhelmed by the response.  The quality of the entries was impressive and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to capture these images and enter the competition.

 

But there can only be one winner…. drum roll please… we would like to congratulate Stuart Shaw, Information Technology Officer at Casey Station, who captured this photo of a media contingency covering a Minister's visit to Casey Station, Antarctica.

 

Winner of the HeliRes

2016 / 17 Antarctic Season

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

The winning photo by Stuart Shaw

 

The judging panel were unanimous in their decision with Stuart managing to capture a different side of the HeliRes business.  Stuart has won a 20 minute Helicopter flight for 5 people taking in the amazing sights of Hobart and its surrounds.  Valued at over $1,000.00 we look forward to welcoming Stuart and his friends onboard.

 

But as we mentioned earlier the competition was tough and we’d like to make a couple of honourable mentions.

 

Commendations go to Aaron Stanley (Davis Station) for the diversity of his images including flying over the Vestfold Hills from Davis Station.

 

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Tobias Staal (Casey & Davis Stations) for his photographs along with capturing an action shot near Lake Snezhnyj with Marcello Blaxell in the foreground.

Photo by Aaron Stanley

Photo by Tobias Staal

 

We look forward to adding Stuart’s winning photograph to our ‘Long Hall Gallery’ at the Cambridge office.

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Commendation and photos from an Expeditioner

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Commendation and photos from an Expeditioner

"It’s been a fantastic season in Antarctica for project 4318. We got a lot of science done. Thanks to all the help from Hayden, Steve, Peter, Toby, David, Angus and Euan, we actually exceeded all expectations and the data are looking really interesting so far. It’s been great working with professionals that manage to follow regulations strictly and never compromise on safety, but still being flexible and solving problems and challenges as they came.

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Cheers, Tobias."

Tobias Staal is a field Geophysicist at the University of Tasmania, who worked at Casey and Davis Station during the 2016/17 summer Antarctic season.

 

Photos by Tobias Staal, UTAS. Submitted to Helicopter Resources Antarctic Photo Competition 2016/17.

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Pilot Dave Wood tragically killed in Antarctic accident

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Pilot Dave Wood tragically killed in Antarctic accident

Pilot David Wood, 62 from Canada, a contractor employed by Helicopter Resources was working with the Australian Antarctic program at Davis station from the 12th of December 2015.

Dave and another pilot had landed at a remote fuel depot on Monday the 11th of January when Dave disembarked his aircraft and fell in to a crevasse. He was returned to Davis station by helicopter after a 3 hour rescue mission but sadly passed away on Tuesday.

The Helicopter Resources staff and management offer their sincerest condolences to Mr Wood’s family.

Mr Wood was a respected colleague and friend to many in the Australian Antarctic program and at Helicopter Resources, with which he has been involved since the early 90's flying helicopters in the Antarctic during the '93/'94 season and later the '13/'14, '14/'15 and '15/'16 seasons. He also had extensive experience flying in the Arctic and Canada.

Read the media release from the Australian Antarctic Division: Here

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New office building under construction...

We are pleased to announce the new office facilities currently under construction at our Cambridge base. The upgrade has been long overdue and we anticipate that the facilities will be up and running in the next 6-8 weeks. However in the mean time, operations will continue as normal. We ask that our clients use the vehicle gate around the side road and enter the hanger from the main hanger doors, exercising caution if helicopters are operating. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we would like to emphasise that it is still operations normal. Please call the office on 03 6248 5130 for any queries.

thanks, Management.

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