This page presents the geographical name data for Aviator Glacier in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Aviator Glacier
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 776
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
165° 03' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 165.05
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): A major valley glacier, over 60 mi long and 5 mi wide, descending generally southward from the plateau of Victoria Land along the west side of Mountaineer Range, and entering Lady Newnes Bay between Cape Sibbald and Hayes Head where it forms a floating tongue. The glacier was photographed from the air by Captain W.M. Hawkes, U.S. Navy (USN), on the historic first flight from New Zealand to McMurdo Sound on Dec. 17, 1955. An attempt to reconnoiter it by helicopter and to land a party of the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) on it had to be abandoned when the USS Glacier was damaged in pressure ice in December 1958. Named by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1958-59, as a tribute to the hazardous work of pilots and other airmen in Antarctic exploratory and scientific operations.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data