Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway

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Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway
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Ilyushin Il-76 at Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions LLC
Serves Union Glacier Camp
Location Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica
Elevation AMSL 2,461 ft / 750 m
Coordinates 79°46′40″S 83°19′15″W / 79.77778°S 83.32083°W / -79.77778; -83.32083Coordinates: 79°46′40″S 83°19′15″W / 79.77778°S 83.32083°W / -79.77778; -83.32083
Map
Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway is located in Antarctica
Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway
Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 9,842x
164
3,000x
50[1]
Blue ice

Union Glacier Blue-Ice Runway (ICAO: SCGC) is the blue ice runway[2] for Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica. It is located in the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, on the glacier that gives it its name. It is operated by Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions LLC (ALE), a company that provides expedition support and tours to the interior of Antarctica.[3][4]

The runway was certified by the Chilean Directorate General of Civil Aviation in December 2008.[5]

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Map of Union Glacier.