Long Bawang

Matt Dearden

English born professional pilot, writer, blogger and columnist. Currently flying the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in Papua, Indonesia.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I made the first landing at Long Bawan in a Shrike Commander on January 24, 1972, sinking in to the frame. The landing had been delayed for a couple of weeks until the wing of the crashed C-130 had been sawed-off.

    Would give anything to re-visit those wonderful people at Long Bawan.

    Dave Hoisington

    • Matt Dearden says:

      I’m guessing the airstrip was somewhat less than what it is these days. I believe they want to start taking ATRs into one day but then they’ve been saying that for years!