This is a story about a very fun ride in an airplane.
On our flight from Kangerlussuaq to Summit, two very fortunate IGERT students (Steph and I) got the opportunity to sit on the flight deck of the LC-130 with the pilots. We had beautiful views of the landscape around Kangerlussuaq, the ice sheet margin, the crevassed zone, many supraglacial lakes, and ultimately hugely expansive white, flat ice. We also got to see the pilots in action and watch them take off, operate the controls during the flight, and land. Here are some photos from the flight of a lifetime: