Once again I was the fire officer and most of the station turned out to see everyone off. After the flight I did my weekend duties and then went for a long walk taking some photos. I spent a couple of hours carefully re-tuning my 6m antenna as I had done a quick rough job nine months ago when it was a lot colder. Conditions on HF were quite bad so about seven o’clock I had a spa and then made myself some dinner.
Around eight o’clock one of our choppers went down on the Amery ice shelf with a few people I know stationed at Davis that were seriously injured. They were comforted by two people in a second chopper while they waited for a rescue party.