Category: Kalimantan

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Is it really dry season?

We’re supposedly in dry season now but I can’t remember seeing so much rain over the past couple of weeks. Every night here in Malinau it’s rained pretty much the entire night and well into the morning. And we’re not...

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Long Pujukan

Length: 350mRunway: 03/21Elevation 800ft Last week we had a few charters into this airstrip which is known to most pilots who fly around in north Kalimantan as the frequency change over point between the north and south. However, it’s not...

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Gong 100 Festival – Malinau

If there’s one thing the local people round here like doing, it’s having a big gathering and a bit of a dance/party. So, following on from the big gathering at Binuang, I found myself, on a day off in Malinau...

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Two Porters in Malinau

This month we’ve been pretty lucky to have two Pilatus Porters based out of Malinau to help catch up on the subsidy schedule flights that we’re behind on. It’s great for the local people here and great for the pilots...

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Borneo up in smoke!

Now that the rain has all but stopped up here in Northern Kalimantan, it’s that time of year when the locals start to burn parts of the rainforest. I always struggle to understand why they do this and thinking back...