Category: Airstrips

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Long Bawang

Length: 1200m (estimated) – Extension work still in progress (Feb ’12)Runway: 04/22 Elevation: 3000ftSlope: Up-slope both ends Ok, this one’s less of an airstrip and more of a proper runway being of tarmac construction. However, it’s not exactly your straight...

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Binuang

Length: 530mRunway: 17/35Elevation: 2500ftAnother little strip tucked away in the valleys of the Kryan Mountains (I really need to learn to spell that!), Binuang is fairly straight forward strip to fly into, although is again surrounded by high terrain which...

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Data Dian

Length: 420m Runway: 15/33 Elevation: 1750ft Slope: 4% up (landing runway 33) The rather quaint terminal building at Data Dian Data Dian’s a typical little mountain strip, set on the side of the hill and orientated upwards. This, as always,...

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Long Layu

Length: 830m Runway: 18/36 Elevation: 2800ft Located in the heart of the NW mountains of Kalimantan, Long Layu is a popular destination for people travelling out of both Malinau and Long Bawang. As far as bush flying goes, this one’s...

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Long Sule

Length: 430m Runway: 03/21 Elevation: 1950ft Slope: 3 degrees up (landing runway 21) Now we’re into proper Porter territory with this one, although still plenty long enough. The up-slope really helps slow you down and even fully loaded you’ll tend...

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Mahak Baru

Length: 650mRunway: 12/30Elevation: 1750ftProbably the furthest destination I go to from Malinau and not the most challenging to land on but set in an open valley, along the side of a river, Mahak Baru’s still rather pretty to fly into....