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Unavailability of Club Berth for 2018-19 summer season
Nick Gales, Director of AAD has advised the Joe Johnson, President of the ANARE Club that unfortunately, AAD will not be able to provide a Club Berth during 2018-19. In his email, Nick states that
"The 2018-19 season will be one in which we will have much more limited capacity in our program than is usual.
As I am sure you are aware, the principal reason for this is the need for us to close Wilkins aerodrome from mid-November 2018 to mid-February 2018, in order to undertake essential refurbishment and realignment of the runway.
This will restrict us to running only 10 return flights to Casey early and late in the season.
This limitation in aviation capability will increase our reliance on births on the Aurora Australis."
The Director also mentions other works which would impinge on considerations of a Club Berth placement, but assures us that
"this is a one-off situation and that we are highly confident that we will be able to offer the Club a berth in 2019-20 and following seasons."