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Operation Bolero II update

Glacier Girl and Miss Velma, along with their pilots and support staff and aircraft, made it to Goose Bay yesterday, encountering some difficult weather en route. Wearing survival gear, Steve Hinton (piloting GG) in company with Ed Shipley in the Mustang, flew with the PC-12 mothership, flown by Rod Lewis, into Goose Bay from Presque Isle, Maine.

Weather over Greenland is keeping them on the ground today, which was a scheduled maintenance day, so they are currently on track.

After a successful flight to Goose Bay, Steve Hinton, Rod Lewis (Glacier Girl’s owner and mothership pilot) and Ed Shipley (Mustang pilot and airshowbuzz.com) pose for a group shot. Looks cold up there, guys. Stay warm. (Photo by John Dibbs.)

Glacier Girl lands at Goose Bay. (Photo by John Dibbs.)

Ed Shipley (left) and Steve Hinton shake hands after their successful trip to Goose Bay. (Photo by John Dibbs.)

Ed Shipley taxies Miss Velma in after landing at Goose Bay. (Photo by John Dibbs.)

Updated: July 18, 2011 — 3:26 PM

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