Matt Dearden's Flying Diaries Blog

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Winter in Papua

Now that I’m back flying out of our Timika base in the depths of the Papuan winter, I’ve finally gotten to experience how the weather is on the southern side of the mountain ranges. The answer is pretty much the...

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Boats on the runway!

It’s been yet another wet week out here in the mountains of Papua with some places getting more than their fair share of water. Enarotaili is one such place located at 5500ft in the Paniai district of Papua on the...

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Papua’s “Blue Mountain Coffee”

Like many an Englishman, I’m rather partial to a cup of tea but if I’m honest, coffee beats it in the battle for my favourite hot beverage. So, when I heard that they grow coffee up in the mountains near...

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Earthquakes, weather and ops normal

Despite a mid-week day off whilst the aircraft was undergoing it’s 100 hour maintenance check, it’s been a busy week flying out of Nabire. It’s definitely my preferred base to fly from with a decent variety of airstrips to fly...