Aviator Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Aviator Glacier (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Glacier (12)
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A major valley glacier, over 60 mi long and 5 mi wide, descending generally southward from the plateau of Victoria Land along the west side of Mountaineer Range, and entering Lady Newnes Bay between Cape Sibbald and Hayes Head where it forms a floating tongue. The glacier was photographed from the air by Capt. W.M. Hawkes, USN, on the historic first flight from New Zealand to McMurdo Sound on Dec. 17, 1955. An attempt to reconnoiter it by helicopter and to land a party of the NZGSAE on it had to be abandoned when the USS Glacier was damaged in pressure ice in December 1958. Named by NZGSAE, 1958-59, as a tribute to the hazardous work of pilots and other airmen in Antarctic exploratory and scientific operations.
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