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Antarctic Air Day 2018 (Cockpit access)

Outside the International Antarctic Centre
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It’s your chance to explore all things to do with Antarctica when you join us at Antarctica Air Day on Saturday 29 September. 

You will be able to explore inside the United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster before it begins ferrying scientists and freight to McMurdo Station and Scott Base in Antarctica.

It’s also your chance to meet the crews, see displays and explore life in Antarctica – the coldest and windiest continent in the world.

A great fun day out for the whole family.

To manage demand there will be timed entry for the C17 aeroplane and tickets are essential but you are free to wander through all the other displays at your leisure.

To visit the cockpit of the C-17 you will need to apply for a free ticket. (Limited tickets available - available until sold out)

Small groups of six will have an opportunity to visit the cockpit of the C17 for 10 minutes as part of the Antarctica Air Day. There will be many people who want to explore the aircraft so to be fair to all we ask that you adhere to your chosen time period.

On arrival please proceed to the registration tent. Here you will be given a wristband for your viewing time. You will then be free to discover the rest of the show at your leisure. Please proceed to the C17 at your scheduled time.

There is a briefing video that will be playing in the registration tent. It’s a good idea to watch this video before you explore the C17 as it may help answer some of your questions when onboard. But if you don’t, that’s fine too. It will be repeated throughout the day, so if you don’t have time prior you will be able to watch it later.

*** Please note all adults and children attending must be registered.

*** Tickets to view the rear of the plane are to be booked seperately here

When is this event on?
Ticket info

Limited tickets available

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Outside the International Antarctic Centre
38 Orchard Road
Christchurch