Author: Matt Dearden

Flying all over Papua

Alrighty, it’s time for an update seeing as it’s been a while since my last one. As per that last update, things continue to be rather unsettled for me with no permanent base or flying scheduled and thus I find...

Route from Jakarta to Wamena

Long road back to Wamena

Well, it’s been a long time since I have done any proper bush flying (about a month to be precise!) but things are slowly working out for me as I find myself back in the bush pilot’s paradise of Wamena....

Welcome to the new blog!

It’s taken me a few weeks but I’m excited to announce the all new Bush Flying Diaries website and blog. You’ll notice these pages now have a new URL too which is http://www.bushflyingdiaries.com, so please don’t forget to update your...

Welcome to Shangri-La!

So here I am in a little town called Wamena which is located at just over 5000ft elevation in what’s known as the Baliem Valley in the central Papuan highlands. It’s also vaguely known as Shangri-La which is what the...