Episode 5: Way Down Under in Antarctica

Grant & Steve chat with Dan Colbourne from SkyTraders about flying an Airbus A319 between Melbourne and Antarctica once or twice a week. He also talks about the weather conditions & atmospheric anomalies he’s encountered, animals they’ve seen and what it’s like flying the CASA C212s that are based there over the summer season.

While the C212s get ferry tanks installed for the long flight from Tasmania to Antarctica (and have a “point of no return” on the way), the A319 has enough fuel to fly to Antarctica and back with enough spare to cover contingencies.

You can hear the whole interview with Dan (and more) in our 90+ minute Antarctica episode on the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast.

SkyTrader's A319 on the ice runway in Antarctica SkyTraders CASA C212 flying over Antarctica
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