Christchurch crowds were wowed by the arrival of a United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster, which landed at Christchurch International Airport today. Hundreds of excited spectors queued for hours to get a look inside the aircraft. Every October, Scott Base and McMurdo Station personnel are flown down to Ross Island, Antarctica, by the United States Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. They call this the Season Opening that begins the summer scientific season on the ice. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...