Frederick G. Dustin was employed as a fuel engineer on the SECOND BYRD ANTARCTIC
EXPEDITION (1933-35). As with many of the men involved with this expedition, Dustin
went on to participate in other important explorations.
In 1968 Modern Air Transport chartered a Convair 990A (N5615) called "Polar
Byrd I" to fly round-the-world on an exotic world tour. The flight carried 68
passengers and set no speed records but did land on November 22, 1968 on the
10,000-foot ice runway at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (U.S. Navy) for refueling. Such
a landing of a commercial jet has never been permitted since. The Convair 990A was
built by Convair/General Dynamics.
Frederick G. Dustin was commander for this round-the-world flight exploration.
Departed Boston, MA 11/08/68
over the North Pole 11/09/68
Auckland, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
over the South Pole 11/22/68
Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arrived Boston, MA 12/03/68