Category: Pilatus Porter Flying

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Training flights and UFOs

Now that I’ve been in Papua a little while, I’m tasked with showing new pilots around the various airstrips we go to from Timika. It basically involves sitting in the right hand seat on each flight and guiding the new...

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A quiet week flying

I finally got over my food poisoning last weekend and was looking forward to finally getting back to flying the Porter in Papua for the first time this year. I was hoping for a good week’s flying back in Timika...

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December update

It’s been a while since I’ve written a load of waffle, so I figured now was as good a time as any, as I sit in Jakarta airport awaiting my flight out of Indonesia (which by the way is a...

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12 minute rule

As we’re now in the full swing of wet season here in Papua, the chances of arriving overhead an airstrip and finding it hiding in cloud/fog/rain are ever more likely. Add in the mountainous terrain and this means that landing...

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Jila

Situated in a natural bowl, on the southern side of the Puncak mountain ranges, Jila is a nice introduction to flying in Papua. It’s sealed surface offers better braking action than a grass or dirt airstrip and the gentle up-slope...