2012, the year that was

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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6 Responses

  1. Jon Grace says:

    Hey Matt,

    Sounds like a year of mixed emotions!!

    Hope you had a great holiday in Australia. Mine has finally come to an end, but it was totally amazing, with one of my highlights diving off Green Island at the Great Barrier Reef. I’m writing this from Singapore airport, waiting to board for the long and hard 14 hour flight home. Hope this year brings you more highs then lows mate. Stay safe, happy flying, and happy New Year!


    • Matt Dearden says:

      Cheers Jon, I hope you got back ok. I’ve just arrived back in Papua this morning and should be back flying the mountains again tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  2. kariyerguru says:

    Dear Mr. Dearden,
    I read all of your diaries. They are very good and very informative about Bush Flying in Indonesia and Papua. I will visit Indonesia, Kalimantan and Papua this month. Is it possible to fly with susi air’s aircraft to this remote locations? And do you have any recommendation for me about the most dangerous airstrips in Kalimantan and Papua(or other parts of Indonesia)
    Thanks in advance for your helps.. Please accept my best regards to you..
    Tufan Sevincel

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Of course you can fly on any of the routes we fly, you just have to buy a ticket! As for the most dangerous airstrips, they all have their own unique challenges which could be perceived as dangerous by some folk. However, Papua has the most dramatic looking airstrips and scenery but hopping about the jungles of Kalimantan is jolly good fun.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Matt,

    I have the same dream as many guys here I would love to be flying Porter in Papua! All help on how to proceed is extremely appriciated!
    I have EASA Cpl/Me/Ir/Mcc/Frozen ATPL and 350h

    Best Regards
    Nino Copelj