Shortstop Jet Charter Aviation

‘Shortstop Jet Charter’ came into being in the early eighties as the structure within which the founder, Mike Falls Snr, managed and operated various light aircraft on behalf of his customers. When he bought the first jet into service (A gorgeous Citation 500, sourced from Africa) in 1984, Shortstop Jet Charter commenced operations. We’ve been flying business jets ever since, which makes Shortstop Jet Charter the longest continuously operating jet charter company in Australia.

The extensive list of jet aircraft that been have operated included Lear 24, 25, 35/Westwind I/Citation I & II/Hawker 800 & 1000. Additionally, the company has been involved in various other types, including the DC-3 from 1990. Mike Falls Jnr became a part of the company in the early nineties, and now runs it on a day to day basis, as well as flying all the aircraft.

From the outset, Mike Snr placed great store in providing a path for young people to enter the industry, and this has continued to the present. It’s been outstandingly successful, with twenty plus young and talented individuals learning about aviation over the years.

They begin with Shortstop Jet Charter at an early stage of their aviation career, and whilst the task of training is demanding and ongoing, the results are excellent! Mike Falls Snr on our staff “The current group are just about the best we’ve had, and we glory in their advancement from students to Captain and beyond. We have a very even gender balance, and believe we’re all the better for it”.

Our Business

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kilometres

150,000 kilometres flown in the last year

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Destinations

50 destinations in the last year

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Continents

4 continents in the last year

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Man Hours

20,000 man hours dedicated to perfecting every single charter

Our Staff

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Chief Pilot
Grade One Instructor
Check and Training Captain Hawker 1000, Learjet 31ER, Merlin IIIB, DC-3, Cessna 340A, SNJ-5b Harvard
Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
CASA Delegate
ATO
Mobile: 0408 747 001
Email: chartersales@shortstop.com.au

Mike Falls srManaging Director/Chief PilotThe founder of the company with over 50 years of experience in business aviation, Mike has evolved Shortstop Jet Charter from light twin aircraft to super mid-sized jets. Mike’s keen passion for aviation extends beyond business aircraft to owning and operating various warbirds at airshows and for pleasure.

Check and Training Captain Hawker 1000, Learjet 31ER, Merlin IIIB, DC-3
Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
CASA Delegate
ATO
Mobile: 0419 347 727
Email: chartersales@shortstop.com.au

Mike Falls srDirector/Sales ExecutiveWith over 25 years of flying experience, Mike Falls jr has helped grow and develop Shortstop Jet Charter to what it is today. Mike’s main role is charter and aircraft sales, consultancy and management.

Captain Hawker 1000, Learjet 31ER, Merlin IIIB, Cessna 340A
Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
Mobile: 0411 426 214
Email: brentonskinn@shortstop.com.au

Brenton SkinnOperations ManagerHaving over 11 years experience with Shortstop Jet Charter, Brenton has progressed from a Ground Crew member to a Line Pilot and is now the Operations Manager / Senior Captain. His role also includes being the liaison to the regulators, Quality Assurance and acting as the D.A.M.P supervisor.

Co-pilot Learjet 31ER, Merlin IIIB
Cessna 340A
Commercial Pilots Licence
Mobile: 0403 608 802
Email: emilyblake@shortstop.com

Emily BlakeLine Pilot / Training ManagerEmily has been with Shortstop Jet Charter for five years, begining as a Flight Attendant and Ground Crew member. During this time she has attained her co-pilot rating on mulitple aircraft and taken on the role of Training Manager.

Accounts Office: 9379 9299
Email: lynnepearson@shortstop.com.au

Lynne PearsonAccounts / Office ManagerLynne has been with Shortstop Jet Charter for the past 20 years. Lynne is the go to person for all your account queries.

Office: 9379 9299
Email: julie@shortstop.com.au

Julie WilliamsPassenger Services Manager / Events ManagerJulie has been with Shortstop Jet Charter for the past eight years as our passenger services and events manager. During her time at Shortstop Jet Charter she has developed our customer service and event products to the extremely high standard they are today. For any queries regarding your passengers or events, please don’t hesitate to contact Julie.

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