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RV8 aircraft, ANTARCTICA mission completed!

from By Patrick Gilligan

Michel, flew non-stop 21 hours from Zucchelli to Marambio polar stations, battling headwinds across Antarctica's South Pole last week, collecting low level air samples and transmitting data via satellite to the Andalusian Center for Environmental Research sponsored by Andalusian Government — University of Granada.

When I shipped my Wheel/Skis to Tasmania, I include three COPA Flight magazines and more COPA decals. Michel had time to enjoy reading COPA Flight after his initial 17 hour non-stop flight to reach Antarctica. He was grounded at Zucchelli station for 6 days due to very strong headwinds.

Keep in mind, Michel flew across the North Pole last April, flying across both North and South Poles in year 2016. This is one for the record books for this pilot and his amateur built RV8 aircraft.

Michel sent this photo along with a note about COPA.

Thank you again Patrick for your support.
I still feel under some stress but relaxing and doing better.
Attached is a picture that is not the best one, but has a lot of meaning regarding (COPA’s) commitment (to aviation)!
I hope that you like it. Best regards

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