Logistics Phase II

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 (most likely) be based at a FAA FIFO (Flight Inspection Field Office), a secure fedaral facility. Access to the FIFO is by access card, which will be obtained by EOL in advance. We will most likely 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 Hawaii the GV will most (most likely) be stationed at a commercial FBO, Air Service Hawaii. The FBO will provide transportation to and from hotel as necessary. 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 we intend to coordinate support with the NSF OPP facility and will update this page when we have more information.

EOL will establish two locations for the GV support along the HIPPO Global flight track:

Anchorage (AK)

Logistic contacts

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, AJW-3411B
Office (907) 271-2414
FAX  (907) 271-1563
HOTEL Reservations:
Please call:
The Hotel Captain Cook
Phone: 907-276-6000
Fax: 907-343-2211
HIPPO rate $99 +Tax - Group # is: 6703 - HIPPO Global
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: (907) 564 9737  ask to talk to Larry
If any problems, the main office is: (907) 562 2080

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

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: +64-3-358-8139
FAX: +64-3-358-1479

Contact person at USAP in Christchurch NZ:                                                                                                                                   Phil Ambler, CHCH Terminal Operations Manager     + 64 3 358 1470

HOTEL Reservations:

Crown Plaza
Christchurch, New Zealand
We are waiting for confirmation on the reservation block, stay tuned!                

Chemicals, Gases, Dry Ice, etc:
Please contact:
P.O. Box 11161
NZ-Sockburn, Christchurch, Canterbury 8042
phone:  0800 111333
Fax:       +64 3 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:  +64 3 3446033
Fax:       +64 3 349 4337

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

EOL Ground Support in Christchurch
Shelley Zucker  or   Vidal Salazar
zucker@ucar.edu    or     vidal@ucar.edu
vidal's cell   720 771 5018


Each of these locations will have an identified point of contact (POC) for shipping supplies; a contact for local vendors who can supply LN2 and dry ice; some provision for storage of supplies in anticipation of the arrival of the GV and a recommended hotel for staff. We will also try to arrange for some limited lab space, most likely to include table space and chairs.

It is recommended that support staff be sent to these locations to meet the aircraft and assist the onboard crew with instrument maintenance, or swap crew members for future flight legs.

Any major repairs to the instruments should only be planned at one of these locations.

EOL will attempt to locate hotels with the best possible internet connectivity. If this does not work at some locations, an alternative connection will be researched as well; it is not clear at this point what this connection will consist of.