Matt Dearden's Flying Diaries Blog

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 the new blog!

It’s taken me a few weeks but I’m excited to announce the all new Bush Flying Diaries website and blog. You’ll notice these pages now have a new URL too which is http://www.bushflyingdiaries.com, so please don’t forget to update your...

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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...