GERMAN  POLAR   AIR  CREW

GermanPolarflightstick.jpg (65300 bytes) The design at left is of a sticker produced for the 1999-2000 German Antarctic flight team of two special equipped twin otter aircraft and 6 people.

This party provided logistic support for various German Antarctic teams plus some teams from other nations throughout the Antarctic Peninsular and as far afield as the South Pole and the South African Sanae Base

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GERMANAIR 1. 1999 (December 4th) Airmail cover autographed posted Punta Arenas.    Price US$10

Note: The above cover is signed by all 6 members of the German Polar air team from both aircrews. The postmark is the special Punta Arenas Rapida datestamp used for airmail. Backstamped 15 December 1999 on arrival in Christchurch.

The design at right is of a sticker issued by the German Polar Air Team

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German Polar 2 being refueled at a remote field camp.

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GERMANAIR 2. 2000 (February 5th) Airmail cover posted Punta Arenas on return from Antarctic.   Price US$10

Note: The above cover is from the crew of the Polar-2 aircraft and has been autographed by all three crew members.  The three were Martin Hinterwaldner (pilot), Andreas Hahn (co-pilot) and Marcel Grund (engineer).   The cover is backstamped on arrival in Christchurch 15 February, 2000.

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The view above shows the main German Antarctic Base, Neumayer station.

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This view shows Polar 2 and Polar 4 departing Neumayer Station

 

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GERMANAIR 3. 2000 (February 5th) Airmail cover posted Punta Arenas on return from Antarctic.   Price US$10

Note: The above cover is from the crew of  Polar-4 aircraft. It has been autographed by all three crew members Klaus Dietl (pilot), Joachim Wirths (co-pilot) and Folker Marschall (engineer).   The cover is backstamped on arrival in Christchurch 15 February, 2000.

The view at right shows "Polar 4" being refueled at a remote Antarctic field camp during  January 2000.

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Co-Pilot Joachin Wirths

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The German Antarctic Air unit for the 20th season arrived at Punta Arenas in the middle of November, 2002 and comprised 10 people as shown at left plus two aircraft "Polar Two" and "Polar Four".

The unit provides air support from Punta Arenas to Rothera to Halley Station to Neumayer Station and points in between plus supplying deep field camps.

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GERMANAIR 4.   2002 (November 22nd) Airmail cover from Punta Arenas.   Price US$6

Note: The above cover bears the special XXth (20th) Expedition cachet at lower left plus the regular German Polar air crew cachet in the middle

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GERMANAIR 5.   2002 (November 22nd) Signed airmail cover from Punta Arenas.   Price US$8

Note: The photo at right shows Martin Hinderwaldner who has autographed the above cover. Martin is the chief pilot for the Expedition having flown with the team for many years.

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The view above is of  "Polar 2".

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