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Skytrans Game Day Sponsor-Northern Pride vs Burleigh Bears 8th July

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Trailing by seven points with as many minutes remaining, the Pride conjured a minor miracle in front of the home crowd at Barlow Park to salvage a 25-all draw. Way to go team!!

It was an amazing game with lots of entertainment for all.  In celebration of Naidoc Week the game day program included a Welcome to Country by Traditional Owner of the Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji People, Sieth Fourmile, and at half time the world famous Tjapukai dancers presented a spell binding performance.

As game day sponsors, Skytrans brought in a jumping castle and slide, helium balloons and donut flyers for the kids to enjoy all game.  Also at half time, the Skytrans raffle of 2 return flight anywhere on our network was drawn.  Congratulations to Kuini Baines!

Kowanyama Kids Take Off

Monday, July 25th, 2011

We LOVE School...!

On Thursday the 14th of July 2011 Skytrans had the privilege of attending the Kowanyama State School’s Under 8′s Day.  It was a colourful day filled with face painting, jumping castles, fresh apple slinkies and a sausage sizzle to cap it all off.  Thanks to Principal Jo Sibley for allowing us to participate.

The following day was a celebration on behalf of Skytrans as the Take Off Program was conducted for the second time in the community of Kowanyama for all of the students who have successfully achieved an attendance target for the first semester! 

147 students are enrolled at Kowanyama State School and a total of 102 students achieved this target!  Congratulations from everyone at Skytrans!  Keep up the good work.

Attached are some photos of the students receiving their Skytrans Showbags thanks to our supporting partners Coles and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  The staff at Kowanyama State School also rewarded the students with an Ice Cream Party and games!

Some of the Seniors with their bag of goodies!


Karumba Cancer Cuppa – Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Skytrans flew Lynsie James from the Far North Queensland Cancer Council Queensland to attend the annual Karumba Cancer Cuppa.  This event is held as part of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and actually is the Biggest Morning Tea in Queensland! 

 The event was held at Karumba’s famous Sunset Tavern on 6th July and preparations were made by host Judy Walters and a handful of dedicated volunteers. Well over 300 people came through the door, but the numbers weren’t the only thing making it ‘big’, it was the atmosphere and the activity.  There was a continuous flow of snap raffles, auctions, cent sale punters, announcements, morning tea and movement.  Karumba is a small town with a big heart, the Karumba Cancer Cuppa raised an extraordinary $18,500! 

 The funds raised will help Cancer Council Queensland continue its work in cancer control including education, research and patient support.  From this year in Far North Queensland, patient support will also include the running of a Cairns Accommodation and Support Lodge, a FREE home away from home for regional patients, from places like Karumba and Normanton, who travel to Cairns to access cancer treatment. 

 A big congratulations to the Karumba Cancer Cuppa, its organisers and guests, for contributing so generously!

 “Thank you very much to Skytrans for making it possible for me to show the people of the Karumba Cancer Cuppa how much Cancer Council Queensland appreciates the large amount of effort they go to every year”.  Lynsie James, Regional Fundraising Co-orindator, Far North Queensland Cancer Council Queensland

Frontier Safaris

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

About us

Frontier Safaris – Cape York Tours is a family owned and operated company with over 20 years experience in the travel industry. We pride ourselves on taking travelers to some of our favourite parts of Australia, to share an appreciation of the beauty, history, and culture of our unique country. Whilst providing an unrivalled level of customer service with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guiding. Guests leave with lasting memories and a desire to experience more of this great country.

We look forward to you joining us on the trip of a life time.



To whom it may concern, My husband and I were part of the 9 day fly/drive Cape York Tour that departed on the 23rd of May. We are writing to inform you, of the magnificent job that Ian and Maree did as our tour guide and cook on our trip. We would highly recommend their work in the future. Ian’s knowledge of the history of Cape York is unbelievable and his work as a driver and guide is phenomenal. Each day Ian strived to show us, as much of The Cape as possible, in the limited time that we had. Maree was equally fantastic! She did an awesome job at cooking and feeding us. The food that she produced on a camping trip was more than I could have ever imagined. Overall we would just like to say a big Thank you to both Ian and Maree for making our trip so enjoyable and a memorable one!

Kind regards Cameron and Rachel Flaxman



Nomad Sportfishing Adventures

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

We started off the trip working the isolated reefs and with a nice flat forecast for a few days ensured some good fishing to follow, our first bunch of guests were on the boat nice and early and with a flat calm ocean it was quite difficult to get the eggs and bacon the hatch without constantly gazing out the window at the shoal of bludger trevally which by this stage was busting up all over the reefs edge only 50m from the edge of Odyssey

The guys quickly got there tackle rigged and were on the water in a flash and a blur, it wasn’t long before I heard the comments on the radio of Alex getting stuck into a pack of GT, Welcome to Bugatti reef guys. The second plane was due in a few hours which left the other 2 boats back at Odyssey ready to go, the guests arrived and a quick safety briefing and a feed and we were at it… the first spot we stopped at I noticed a solid bar a fusilier all over the edge it going to game here for sure, and that wasn’t far wrong, second cast and there he was a nice GT pushing just over 25kg destroyed the popper from the surface,  wow that why we fish for GTs.