George Hubert Wilkins

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Noun1.George Hubert Wilkins - Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)George Hubert Wilkins - Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
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Modest, self-effacing, virtually indestructible--in the annals of polar exploration, Sir Hubert Wilkins has been all but forgotten.
Navigator and observer Sir Hubert Wilkins and pilots made the most extensive series of search flights coordinated by Stefansson, from mid-August 1937 until mid-March 1938.
The runway has been operating since 2008 and was named after Sir Hubert Wilkins, a pioneer of Antarctic aviation and exploration.
Althoff relates the earlier attempt to explore the Arctic by submarine in the 1931 Nautilus Expedition by Sir Hubert Wilkins, an Australian explorer.
This aviation activity commenced in 1928 when Sir Hubert Wilkins made the first flight over the Antarctic Peninsula.