The Flight of the Polar Pumpkin continues! Follow Art Mortvedt and the Polar Pumpkin's 2013 solo journey to the North Pole.
- About Art Mortvedt
- About the Polar Pumpkin
- The Mission
- The Science
Laser Induced Fluorescent Emission (L.I.F.E.)
Art's updated lecture schedule for 2010.
Our efforts to deploy the Polar Pumpkin to survey the ice of the Arctic during a flight to the North Pole have inspired aid and assistance from a wide variety of private individuals and non-profit organizations.
Art Mortvedt, Alaskan Bush Pilot, reports from the remote parts of Alaska that he calls home.
The flight and travel log as Art and the Polar Pumpkin tour the US.
- New Departure Date
Polar Flight 90 has a new departure date. Read for more information.
The Polar Pumpkin's 2009 travels.
The Polar Pumpkin and Art Mortvedt's 2010 flight log.
As the departure date nears, Art gets the Polar Pumpkin ready for the solo expedition to the North Pole
- Flight Maps
Follow Art Mortvedt and the Polar Pumpkin on his flight to the North Pole.
- 2011 Expedition Part I - Fairbanks to Eureka Station
Reports and updates from Art Mortvedt and the Polar Pumpkin on the journey from Alaska to the North Pole.
- 2011 Expedition Part II - Eureka Station to Illinois
Art's adventure continues as he and the Polar Pumpkin return from their 2011 expedition.
- 2011 Expedition Photo Album
Art's photo journal of the Polar Flight 90 2011.
- 2011 Expedition Part III - Illinois to Alaska
- 2012 Expedition Part I - Fairbanks to Eureka
The Polar Pumpkin's 2012 Expedition flight log. Follow Art Mortvedt and the Polar Pumpkin on their journey. Flight updates from March 28 through April 22, 2012
- 2012 Expedition Part II - Eureka to Fairbanks
The journey continues, Polar Flight 90 updates from April 23, 2012 to May 4, 2012.
- 2013 Expedition
Art Mortvedt and the Polar Pumpkin flight from Fairbanks Alaska to the North Pole in 2013.
- 2013 Expedition Part II
The 2013 flight of the Polar Pumpkin leaves Ice Station Borneo and returns to Fairbanks, Alaska
- 2013 Expedition Part III
The final leg of Polar Flight 90's return from the North Pole to Fairbanks, Alaska
The Polar Pumpkin Cessna 185 - on its science based flight to the North Pole in April - was preceded by other Cessnas and aviation pioneers in the quest for good Polar Science - knowledge that we now realize to be critical in the health and welfare of us all.
Polar Flight 90 will be working with "Sparkling Science", a research program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research promoting young scientists.
Links - Websites of interest to aviation and polar expeditions.