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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. Sergi Rincon says:

    It amazes me ,how, in the middle of nowhere, you can even find an airstrip…
    I truly envy you Matt, you’re very lucky to do what you’re doing. I really appreciate you sharing your feeling and thoughts related with this beautiful world of aviation!

    (Sorry for my english..)

  2. Craig Bailey says:

    i guess I am not normal, cuz it seems like alot more fun and definitely keep your skills up doin’ the short/slippery/helicopter size “runways”.

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Even the larger ones can test your skills at times, especially if the weather is poor. But nothing quite compares to the satisfaction of landing safely on something most folk would consider little more than a length of dirt on a mountain side ;o)

  3. eat-blog-fly says:

    Its a shame that the traditional culture of NG is being lost to Indo

    • Matt Dearden says:

      I agree. It’s the way of the world though sadly as the traditional living Papuans are subjected to more modern methods, they start to embrace them.