added by Benn
April 5, 2011
If only Scott of the Antarctic had a Flying Fish...
These 2 Marlin II hovercraft have been in the Greenland Ice Cap now for the last 2 springs and have seen it through the harshest of winters seen any where in the world. Fitted with a specially designed (by Flying Fish Hovercraft) "Arctic Pack" these craft can work in temperatures below freezing.
Once they had arrived in Greenland the craft were used for a variety of purposes but mainly to help with the ice surveys being carried out there. Being a truly amphibious vehicle it was only the hovercraft that could complete such a task as when the lakes start to melt in spring the ice is to soft to walk on.
The craft were also used for transportation of equipment and filming as the whole expedition was filmed by the BBC and will feature in a program called Frozen Planet later on this year.
Keep posted for more information coming soon on the Greenland Expedition featuring the Marlin II Flying Fish Hovercraft...