Sondrestrom Air Base in 1960’s





Photo by Gary Schmidt, Firebird Pilot


The Marginal Zone.  Greenland is the world’s largest island and has an ice cap which covers about five-sixths of the total area.  Along the edges of the ice cap is a  “marginal zone” which prevents ground transportation from entry.  The “marginal zone” of the ice cap is the reason that the C-130D ski model aircraft was developed to support DYE 2 and DYE 3.



Photo by Greg Robinson

Veteran Firebird Pilot Buck Buchanon on Sondrestrom ramp holding a hidden bottle of champagne after flying his last Firebird Approach in 1968.

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