THOMPSON, MANITOBA — The Discovery Channel made the big trip up to Thompson in February 2012 to observe and videograph the Glacier Facility under test conditions. They interviewed the “Ice Man”, Jim MacLeod as he explained the role of the National Research Council and the infrastructure that is needed to support this facility. Then watch Jim MacLeod, along with the Pratt & Whitney and Glacier crews they prep for a test run. Watch this video to see how this amazing site operates and to gain a sense of the scale of this unique test facility. This video was first shown on the Discovery Channel on March 28, 2012.

The following link brings you to the DC webpage. As several matters are discussed in the video clip that follows, the running times for the Glacier story are between 1:40 and 8:25 in that clip.

Watch the Discovery Channel presentation!