12 minute rule

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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9 Responses

  1. I was very interested in this rule.
    thanks sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So a good pilot is a pilot that does not get surprised???…Thanks Matt!! Enjoy

  3. Just discovered your site Matt. Love your philosophy and skill set. There are pilots and there are aviators, you fall into the Ernest K. Gann category!

  4. Christella says:

    These pictures are so breath-taking. I was born and raised in Indonesia, but I’ve never explored my home country while I lived there. Now, I live in the USA, and I find it hard to visit home and explore at the same time because I want to spend more time with my family. Seeing these kinds of pictures is just a way for me to “explore.”

  5. I´ve been following all the episodes of “Worst place to be a pilot” TV series and are amazing. After the years, I´m now discovering your blog and is really interesting, specially this kind of flying tips I find very useful because I think pilots should never stop learning. Like you said, “Surprises in aviation are usually a bad thing”. I´m proud of being part of the only one ultralight formation flight team at Spain (Patrulla Plus Ultra), and sadly we have no partners support so we have to care about us and our planes to maintain them airworthy and to keep that surprises away. It´s always good to learn from the best!
    Thanks Matt!