Aviation Journeys

THE GEOGRAPHICAL NORTH POLE 

90 00'00" N (BINP)

​The North Pole is the northernmost point on the earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole.

DESTINATION: 90 DEGREES NORTH

A view, of the Arctic ice cap, from the starboard side of my plane as I circled the North Pole on July 27, 2010. 

TEN MINUTES AFTER LAUNCH

Resolute Bay weather conditions: 400 foot ceiling Here is an image on top of the undercast as I broke out at 6,000 feet. The visibility was like I've never experienced.

Compass Behavior Passing Magnetic North

My compass swings wildly as I pass the Magnetic North Pole several hundred miles to the West.  Magnetic variation here renders the compass useless.  Fortunately my Garmin 430 GPS provided reliable navigation all the way to the North Pole.