Category: Papua

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Beoga

Beoga is a well constructed mountain airstrip, located about 20nm to the north east of Puncak Jaya mountain in the central highlands of Papua. As I’d referenced it in my previous post on Wangbe, I figured I should write a...

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Wangbe

Wangbe airstrip is quite typical of a number of airstips in Papua as it was constructed by the local villagers in the hope of attracting air traffic. There is another, larger Missionary airstrip just around corner in the next valley...

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Recycling Papua style

PAC-750 wreck in Bilai, Papua A little while back, in the village of Bilai, a Pacific Aerospace P-750 XSTOL suffered an incident on landing which damaged the airframe beyond repair. Since then the wreck has been sitting off to the...

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Ilaga

Ilaga can be considered the capital town of the Puncak Jaya region of Papua, Indonesia. Located almost centrally in the Papuan mountain ranges, it’s one of the busiest mountain airstrips we fly to. It’s not uncommon to arrive early morning...

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Wet and muddy operations

As all subsidised flights throughout Indonesia have still not restarted thanks to ongoing issues in the government offices, we are instead flying charters to keep things ticking along. I actually prefer this as you can never be entirely sure where...