The helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has just arrived to check out the helipad we have prepared. It's great to see them and hear about all the hard work the Australian Antarctic Division's icebreaker (the Aurora australis) has been doing on our behalf. The helicopter team seem happy and just heard it is 100% certain the first of four AAE teams is off in the hour! Thanks so much for everyone's help and support. We will keep you up to date with developments.