Flight to the Pole (January 18, 2003)

The pilots prepare the plane for a 10 AM departure, but strong winds force delay until 3 PM.

Cynthia is ready to go, Dick and Tim are watching the pilots pack the plane.





The plane carries everything from extra fuel to survival gear in case the passengers and crew must camp out overnight at the South pole.


Di, the trip leader for ANI, rides only to Thiel so that Doug can go to the South Pole


Cynthia Wolfe is watching the pilots and the flight controls

Doug Stern replaced Di, for the Thiel to South Pole leg of the trip

Dick, Urs, and Tim on board the flight


Urs (foreground) and Tim (behind)

Dick enjoying the view


  • The flight to Thiel