Category: Papua

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Landing in the clouds

Turbulence, thunderstorms, heavy rain, strong winds, limited visibility, VOR approaches down to minimas, screaming passengers; all in a week’s work here in Timika, Papua. But I enjoy every second of it! With views like this above the clouds, what’s not...

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Timika airstrips checkout 2

Following on from last week, I’ve spent this week flying into the local airstrips we fly to most regularly with a more experienced pilot sitting beside me. It’s a great way to help get you up to speed with some...

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Timika airstrips checkout 1

Before being allowed to go solo in the mountains of Papua, every new pilot to an area first has to fly with another pilot who’s been based in that same area for a while. Firstly in the right hand seat,...

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Papua flying evaluation

I’m writing this post after just over a week of the most amazing and challenging flying I’ve done to date. The phone-call I got a couple of weeks ago from Sven (our Pilatus fleet manager and instructor) was to leave...