Matt Dearden's Flying Diaries Blog


DC-3/C-47 Gremlin Special crash site, 1945

A couple of years ago I read a book by a chap called Mitchell Zuckoff titled Lost in Shangri-La. It tells the true story of the survivors of a USAF Douglas C-47 Dakota transport aircraft that was flying from Sentani...


Warbird flying – UK

Occasionally in life, an opportunity comes along that fulfils a long held dream. For me, being able to get involved with a genuine World War II warbird is something I’ve wanted to do since I got my pilot’s licence. That...


Flying all over Papua

Alrighty, it’s time for an update seeing as it’s been a while since my last one. As per that last update, things continue to be rather unsettled for me with no permanent base or flying scheduled and thus I find...