Category: Kalimantan

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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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Thunderstorms, sick bags and an ELT

After last week’s continual drizzle and multi-layered clouds I was pleasantly surprised to see some sunshine this morning. However, that tends to mean only one thing out here during wet season. Thunderstorms. And bang on cue, from about mid-morning onwards...

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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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Mountain Biking in a rain forest

This is going to be my first (and probably only) post on mountain biking out here in Borneo. It seems there’s rather a lot of rain in a rain forest and as such the ground gets VERY waterlogged. I’ve tried...

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Weather reporting

One of the hardest things to get out here is a decent weather report. All but a couple of the airstrips are out of phone contact and don’t have a radio operator. However, a cunning way to get a report...

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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...