Starting his career as a Certified Swiss Mountain Guide, Henry Perk acquired his commercial pilots license and Ham license while guiding in the Canadian Rockies.
In 1984 (before GPS and satellite phones) Henry started flying a DHC Twin Otter in Antarctica for Kenn Borek Air. Over the following 32 years, in support of both private expeditions and national science programs, Henry has logged over 30,000 flight hours.
At an average cruising speed of 170 miles an hour, it can be estimated that Henry has flown greater than 5 million miles, mostly on the windiest, driest, highest, coldest and most remote Continent.
While in Antarctic each summer in the 1990’s Henry operated from many large and small locations as Siple Dome Station (WAP USA-18), Vostok Station (WAP RUS-13), WASA (WAP SVE-Ø4), ABOA (WAP FIN-Ø1), South Pole Station (WAP USA-21), McMurdo (WAP USA-22), Dome Charlie (WAP USA-Ø5), and many others.
Now Henry and friends sail around the Pacific in his 15 meter sailboat enjoying the warm waters.. what a nice retirement for him! Henry Perk… quite an adventurer
The above photo of Henry is courtesy of The Antarctic Sun & Henry Perk.
TNX Bob K4MZU