Platinum Airways Goes On Polar Expedition

Platinum Airways’ pilots will go on a Polar Expedition in January. In its latest Destination of the Week series, the Open Skies virtual airline will visit four Antarctic airfields: McMurdo Sea Ice Runway, William’s Field, Marambio Base and Wilkins Runway.

Most airfields in the Antarctic are only available during the Southern hemisphere’s summer. That makes the month of January ideal for a Polar Expedition. The first two destinations serve the main US research facility, McMurdo Station on the southern tip of Ross Island, a New Zealand claimed territory. Platinum Airways will fly to two of its three airfields: Sea Ice Runway (NZIR) and William’s Field (NZWD). Operated by Australia, Wilkins Runway (YWKS) services Casey Base. The fourth Polar Expedition takes us to the Argentinian Marambio Base in Seymour-Marambio Island. SAWB has been in use since 1969.  The theme is bound to provide some good challenges to participating pilots, especially when they opt for real weather conditions. Platinum Airways will offer the usual support for DOTW destinations, including approach and runway information and scenery files for FS9 and FSX.

About Platinum Airways:
Keen to deliver on its mission to keep the fun in the hobby, Platinum Airways is probably the only virtual airline to combine an Open Skies policy, allowing its pilots to fly any mission of their choice with the aircraft of their choice at the time of their choice, with a strategic hub network. The carefully selected hubs, Newark (KEWR), Dallas-Fort Worth (KDFW), Vancouver (CYVR), Perth (YPPH) and Brussels (EBBR), should be attractive to a global membership. In addition, Platinum Airways offers its pilots a Destination of the Week and Relief and Military Missions. Sticking to the KISS principle (Keep It Straight and Simple), Platinum Airways hosts an active forum and a screenshot of the week competition, with the winner providing the main picture on its home page for the next week.

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