Rothera has a large gravel airstrip so normal wheeled planes like our Dash 7 can take off from either the Falkland Islands or South America and then land at Rothera. As you can see, the airstrip pretty much dominates Rothera.
Our Twin Otter aircraft can take off from Rothera on wheels and then land on skis anywhere in Antarctica. Here is the Twin Otter flying along with the Dash-7 in the background with the undercarriage up.
The Dash is actually quite a bit bigger than the Twin Otter, here they are in the hanger at Rothera. The hanger looks crowded but it can actually fit in the Dash and all four of our Twin Otters.
As well as planes there is lots of exciting science undertaken at Rothera, but more of that later....