Boxing match, weather and a new airstrip

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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4 Responses

  1. The track you use when flying on the IMC, is it already plotted by the company and then saved it on the avionic database or it just simply the previous track you or other fellow pilots who had flying to the destination during previous VMC flight ?

    • Matt Dearden says:

      We have set tracks saved in our GPS database in each aircraft for continued IMC flight. These have been tried and tested over many years by our pilots flying these routes daily. Before any pilot first flies these tracks in IMC, they will always check them many times visually to ensure safe altitude and lateral distance from terrain.

      On the whole we don’t spend that much time flying in IMC but when you have to, these tracks are much safer than trying to scud run under the clouds with rising terrain.

  2. aditya says:

    The guy with the custom guitar is wearing a Persipura jersey, the Papuan team from Jayapura. They’ve got a reputation of almost being almost undefeated at home. Maybe all their opponents got tired after all that red eye flights!