The Season 5 premiere of The Airways Podcast features an informative conversation between Airways’ Chris Smith and Olov Lindström, the Norse Atlantic Airways (N0) Fleet Chief Pilot and the first person to captain a Boeing 787 to Antarctica.
During the episode, Capt. Lindström takes us on a deep dive into the special preparations necessary to make the flight to Antarctica as safe as possible.
On November 15, 2023, N0 achieved the first-ever landing of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Antarctica. Landing at Troll Airfield (QAT), the aircraft, designated 'Everglades', was a Boeing 787-9 registered LN-FNC.
With the Norwegian Polar Institute and Aircontact, Scandinavia's largest airbroker firm, flight N0787 transported 12 tons of essential research equipment, including 45 scientists, to the remote Troll research station in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
So fasten your seatbelts, grab your headsets, and prepare for an unforgettable season as we comment on the world of commercial flight, uncovering the untold stories and behind-the-scenes operations that shape the skies above.
Hosted by: Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
Produced by: Helwing Villamizar
Music: Fesliyan Studios
Photo: Erik Moen, Norse Atlantic Airways