A high-wing, twin-engine, turbo-prop aircraft, they are known for their rugged construction, reliability and STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) performance.
The BAS Twin Otter taxiing to the Skiway for take off to Rothera
Another member of the Halley 2014 Wintering Team went home on board this plane
Flying over Antarctica I realised how vast it is. It was a similar experience as flying over the ocean, except everywhere around we just saw flat ice, for hundreds and hundreds of miles. And this is just a small fraction of the whole continent!
Mark and Will getting ready for take off after having loaded their Twin Otter with the first part of the outgoing cargo
The Canadian Basler is taking off in Rothera for the next leg of their long journey back home, to Canada. A group of Elephant Seals can be seen sunbathing in the foreground.