An aircraft, the IL76, departed Cape Town this morning heading for Novo with an eta of 1310GMT.

The plan was that when it landed at Novo some of the passengers would get straight onto a Twin Otter bound for Princess Elisabeth.

They would then get off at PE and the Ice Team would get on and fly back to Novo where the IL76 would be waiting.

We have not had confirmation from the team yet that all has gone to schedule due to limited comms, but we are assuming that the weather has stayed fair enough for all flights to arrive on time.

So, if all is going to plan the Ice Team is now at Novo waiting for a flight out to Cape Town at 2300GMT (the cannot arrive too early at Cape Town because the airport is closed until 0630).

Bon voyage Brian, Rob, Ian, Richmond and Spence!