If all goes well, Dr. Gus McLeod will have crossed the South
Pole by the time you've finish reading this issue of Propwash. The
Maryland-based pilot is trying to make history by becoming the
first person ever to fly around the world (over both poles) in a
single engine. According to spokesman Josh Brooks, Gus McLeod has
crossed Drake Passage and safely touched down Saturday afternoon at
Argentina's Mirambio base. Brooks says he has not had voice
contact with McLeod, but he believes the pilot is probably checking
for the kind of ice build-up which forced him to fly back to South
America after arriving in Antarctica last week. If all went well,
McLeod flew over the South Pole and is returning to Argentina to
continue his trek nor
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