Monday morning (Nov. 14th NZT) we reported to the Antarctic Center with packed bags, and our ECW (Extreme Cold Weather Gear). We checked in for our flight with the Air Force giving over all but our carry-on and ECW which we were to wear on the plane. We had time for breakfast at the visitor center before a short orientation video. Then we loaded on buses to drive across the street to load onto the Air Force cargo plane. We had an on-time 10AM departure for a 5 hour flight to McMurdo. We all had earplugs so the flight was not conducive to conversation. see album (click here).