Matt Dearden's Flying Diaries Blog

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Learning about the Moni tribes

Every so often whilst flying out here in Papua, something amazing happens. Usually it’s when I get to visit new airstrips and go exploring the village or fly into somewhere that’s not seen an aircraft for months or even years....

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Election flights

As part of Indonesia’s national parliamentary elections, I’ve been flying around some of the local delegates to various larger airstrips here in Papua. I’ve also been flying the actual election boxes and ballot papers into many of the more remote...

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The move to Nabire

After one and a half years being mainly based out of Timika, the time has come for me to move to our Nabire base. Although I’ve spent the odd few weeks there over the last eighteen months, this is the...

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Sinak

Sinak is located at the eastern end of the Freeway, in a side valley to the south a few miles from Mulia airstrip. It’s a fairly popular destination from all four of the major Papuan airports (Nabire, Timika, Sentani and...