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29/11/1929 First flight over the South Pole

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Cmdr. Byrd's First Flight Over the South Pole

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First Flight Over North Pole (1926)

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 flying over South Pole in Antarctica

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Who Navigated The First Flight Over The South Pole?

After their first winter, their expeditions were resumed, and in November 1929, the first flight to the South Pole and back was launched. Byrd, along with pilot Bernt Balchen, co-pilot/radioman Harold June, and photographer Ashley McKinley, flew the Floyd Bennett to the South Pole and back in 18 hours, 41 minutes.