New Pilots



General Info /// SkyTraders
Callsign 'Snowbird'
CEO or MD Mr. Norman F Mackay, CEO
Address SkyTraders
Head Office
180 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025

Operations Address

Building 48,
64 Operations Rd
Melbourne Airport
Melbourne VIC 3045
Telephone +61 2 4862 3500
SkyTraders Website
Fleet Types 2 Airbus A319/ACJ Corporate Airliners,
2 CASA 212 Turboprops (Ski-equipped).
Pilot Bases / Domiciles YMML - Melbourne International Airport / Melbourne VIC (A319ACJ)

Wilkins Antarctica (CASA212 on Skis)

Specialize in Antarctic Services for Global Warning/Science Studies.

A319 Specially fitted with four ultra long-range tanks can fly for approximately 5,600 nautical miles with standard reserves.

Throughout the Austral summer [October-February], A319 operates a weekly flight from Hobart in Tasmania to a blue-ice runway located at Wilkins Antarctica that serves as the hub for annual Antarctic programme.

At Wilkins, scientists board one of two Skytraders ski-equipped CASA 212 aircraft that will carry them on to the Australian stations at Davis and Casey or perhaps to remote outfield locations where they will conduct cold-climate science in support of the ongoing study of global climate change. The need to minimise time spent on the ground in potentially harsh Antarctic conditions means that a round-trip is completed in around 10 hours thereby minimising the amount of time that the A319 aircraft is away from mainland Australia. This fact means that the A319/ACJ is available for corporate charter or use by other government agencies for the vast majority of the summer season, in addition to its open availability during the Austral winter.

Last Update 2016/10/11: Address Updated
Pilot Recruitment Info /// SkyTraders

* Must hold Australian CASA Pilot Licence, Medical.
* Must have legal right to live and work in Australia.

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