Category: Papua

Route from Jakarta to Wamena 2

Long road back to Wamena

Well, it’s been a long time since I have done any proper bush flying (about a month to be precise!) but things are slowly working out for me as I find myself back in the bush pilot’s paradise of Wamena....

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Welcome to Shangri-La!

So here I am in a little town called Wamena which is located at just over 5000ft elevation in what’s known as the Baliem Valley in the central Papuan highlands. It’s also vaguely known as Shangri-La which is what the...

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Back in Timika, bridges and rivers

After nearly four weeks away from flying following my re-currency training and a holiday to Iceland, I’m back in the saddle flying from our Timika base. Thankfully the weather’s taken a turn for the better as we enter the wet...

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Suitcase living

Due to our continuing pilot shortage on the Pilatus fleet, I’ve had to pack up my bags and hit the road to cover some of our other bases and leave the comforts of Nabire behind for a couple of months....