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Mcmurdo Station Pegasus Field Airport



Coordinates: 77°57′48″S 166°31′28″E / 77.96333°S 166.52444°E / -77.96333; 166.52444

Pegasus Field
White Ice Runway at Pegasus Field
IATA: none – ICAO: NZPG

NZPG
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Summary
Location McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica
Elevation AMSL 18 ft / 5 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 10,000 3,048 Ice
Source: DAFIF

Pegasus Field (ICAO: NZPG) is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three runways serving McMurdo Station. Pegasus is a white ice runway capable of handling wheeled aircraft year-round. The other two are the snow runway at Williams Field that is limited to ski-equipped aircraft, and the principal Ice Runway on the sea-ice available during the summer Antarctic field season.

Pegasus Field is named after a C-121 Lockheed Constellation christened "Pegasus" which is still visible in the snow there. On October 8, 1970, the "Pegasus" crashed in bad weather. No one on board was injured. However, the plane remains and gives this place its name.

On September 11, 2008, a United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III successfully completed the first landing in Antarctica using night-vision goggles at Pegasus Field. Previously air transport in the permanent darkness of the winter was only used in emergencies, with burning barrels of fuel to outline the runway.



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General Info
Country Antarctica
ICAO ID NZPG
Time UTC+12(+13DT)
Latitude -77.963441
77° 57' 48.39" S
Longitude 166.524609
166° 31' 28.59" E
Elevation 18 feet
5 meters
Magnetic Variation 144° E (05/06)


Communications
INTL DISTRESS 2182
4123
MCMURDO CNTR 118.2
360.2
Communications Remarks  
EMR (2182 As rqr)(4123 USAP)
CNTR (9032 11256 57275 SSB) Grd freqs cont mnt during opr season, nml 1 Oct to 25 Febannually.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
15/33 10000 x 220 feet
3048 x 67 meters
ICE. - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN ZPG PEGASUS 080X - At Field -


Supplies/Equipment


Remarks
CAUTION Svc avbl on req for sked USAP OPS. Unctl arpt avbl fr aprx 15 AUG to 25 FEB. Rwybrg strength surveyed for USAP acft only - ALL OTHERS USE AT OWN RISK. Prior arng for Austral win use. (See FLIP planning AP/3). For addn info call C-1-843-218-5757. Afld const Sep-Dec annually. When opr, emerg/wx div coord thru MAC Cntr 45 min prior when possible. When opr, rwy sfc conditions rpt compacted snow with up to 2 in of loose snow.
FLUID 1(LHNIT)
FUEL JP-8
JASU 2(GTC-85) 2(ESSEX B809)
MISC No hgr space avbl. Rwy mrk with 4' x 4' black panels at 400' intervals for the entire len of rwy. Heliport lctd S77 51.1' E166 42.8, elev 60', for USAP participants only. Lcl std time equivalent to NZ lcl std time. 6(NGH heaters). Tmpry chgand other NOTAM info related to afld are publ on MCMURDO.USAP.GOV
OIL O-156
RSTD 180 turns only at dep end Rwy 33. When possible land Rwy 33. Eng start and taxiwith flaps up. All acft C-130 or larger shall taxi on rwy with either inbd or outbd eng shut down. C-130 acft or smaller prk Ramp 2 (grid W). Eng runs on rampproh. PPR for copter OPS fr United States Antarctic Program (USAP) afld mgr. Copter OPS Ramp 2 (grid W). When acft prk Ramp 1 (grid E), rwy clsd unless acft lndRwy 33. PPR fr USAP afld mgr for aircrews to leave perimeter of ramp.



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