Wilkins Aerodrome (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Wilkins Aerodrome (The name as it would appear on a map)
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This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
"Wilkins Aerodrome consists of a 3.5km ice runway (known as Wilkins runway), machine staging area and camp suitable to accommodate up to 10 persons during the summer. During winter the camp and machinery staging area is pack down to a winter berm and the runway is left to cover naturally with snow. It has a theoretical boundary consisting of 2km radius from the runway thresholds joined together with straight lines to form an oval or race track shape. The site moves approximately 12m south west annually. It is named after Sir Hubert Wilkins, a pioneer of Antarctic aviation and exploration."
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