Outline of the logistical arrangements for HIPPO III Global.

General plan:

The NCAR/NSF GV (HIAPER) will take off from RMMA carrying the essential crew, instrumentation, minimal spares and tools and start its global survey by flying to Anchorage, AK. In Anchorage, the GV will be based at a FAA FIFO (Flight Inspection Field Office), a secure federal facility. Access to the FIFO is by access cards, which will be obtained by EOL in advance. We will have only a few cards and will coordinate access to the building. Early support staff who will arrive in advance will receive their card at FIFO upon arrival.

In Kona the GV will most be stationed at a commercial FBO, Air Service Hawaii. The FBO will provide escort to the aircraft for access on the maintenance day and deliver rental cars to the aircraft upon arrival. Hotel charges (and this is a general rule for the entire project) will be paid by each individual, although EOL will make reservations for the entire crew.

In Christchurch the support is coordinated through the NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) facility. Access is through the secured Gate 3 using your ID. The list of names will be provided to the security in advance; if you have changes in staffing please provide this information to Pavel or Brigitte to have that list updated.

EOL established two primary locations for the GV support along the HIPPO Global flight track, Anchorage and Christchurch. Other locations along the track have limited support as described below.

Anchorage (AK)

Shipping: Please send to:

Your Name - HIPPO
Attention to: Victor E. Flint
4610 Old International Airport Rd
Anchorage, Alaska  99502

Contact person in Anchorage:

Victor E. Flint
Anchorage Line Station Supervisor FAA
Office (xxx) 271-2414 FAX  (xxx) 271-1563

HOTEL Reservations:

Please call:

Hotel Captain Cook
Phone: xxx-276-6000
Fax: xxx-343-2211
Reservations for the crew arriving on the GV have been made and will be changed as needed by RAF. To make reservations yourself please call the hotel and ask for the HIPPO group rate ($99).

Anyone is free to book into a different hotel if you want; make sure to check for the GV activities schedule to coordinate arrival and departure and access to the hangar.

Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc: Please contact:

Air Liquide
Please call 2 days in advance to reserve the supplies
You can pay on the spot with a credit card

The number to call 2 days in advance is: (xxx) 564 9737  ask to talk to Larry Carmichael
If any problems, the main office is: (xxx) 562 2080

EOL Ground Support in Alaska
José Meitín
cell: (720) 352 0839

Kona, Hawaii

Shipping is suported at this location. Air Service Hawaii will hold shipments for us at their location.

Shipping address:

Air Service Hawaii - for N677F
Kona International Airport
Commuter Terminal
73-302 U-u Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


King Kamehameha, arrangements made for a reduced group rate. 9 rooms reserved under Pavel's name. Expected rate is $156.

Pago Pago, American Samoa

Shipping: Not supported


Tradewinds. Group rate arranged by RAF at Gov't per diem rate ($139) for 10 people under Pavel's name. Rental cars will likely be available; no advanced reservation is necessary, cars are rented from the hotel at the time of check-in.

Christchurch (NZ)

For more details, please read the December 2008 Site Survey Report.


Shipments should be consigned "Freight Prepaid".                                                                                            Send an email with the Air Waybill number to CHC-CourierNotifications@usap.gov for easier tracking. IMPORTANT: send a copy of the shipping list and AWB to vidal@ucar.edu. PLEASE INCLUDE the HIPPO ROS number: 9304 for easier tracking with USAP. Also DO NOT FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION!

Use the following shipping address:

NSF HIPPO project (ROS 9304), G-V aircraft N677F
c/o Raytheon Polar Services (NZ) Limited
Gate 1, Orchard Road
Christchurch International Airport
Christchurch 8053
New Zealand
Tel: +xx-x-358-8139
FAX: +xx-x-358-1479

Contact person at USAP in Christchurch NZ:

Phil Ambler, CHCH Terminal Operations Manager     + xx x 358 1470

HOTEL Reservations:

Crowne Plaza
Christchurch, New Zealand
To get rooms at the group rate please contact Shelley Zucker at x8833.

Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc:
Please contact:

P.O. Box 11161
NZ-Sockburn, Christchurch, Canterbury 8042
phone:  0800 111333
Fax:       +xx x 3430463

Physical address:
21 Epsom Road
Sockburn, Canterbury 8042, New Zealand

Additional source for Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc:
Please contact:

Air Liquide
P.O. Box 16134
phone:  +xx x 3446033
Fax:       +xx x 349 4337

Physical address:
7 Canterbury Street
Hornby, Canterbury 8042, New Zealand

EOL Ground Support in Christchurch:
Shelley Zucker  or   Brigitte Baeuerle
zucker@ucar.edu or baeuerle@ucar.edu