(this a blog posting from 2007 being updated for the new site)
This was a bit of a rainy day and we took a tour of the New Zealand Air Force museum and also a tour of the Antarctic center.
The New Zealand air force has not been disestablished and until just a few years ago were still flying 40 year old A-4 Skyhawks…
Christchurch is the hopping off point for almost all Antarctica expeditions and is also the headquarters of the US base for Operation Deep Freeze.
We saw the blue New Zealand penguins and also toured a lot of the Antarctica operations, equipment, simulated conditions, history, etc. Highly recommended place to visit.