Medicine delivery flight in Papua

Matt Dearden

English born professional pilot, writer, blogger and columnist. Currently flying the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in Papua, Indonesia.

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12 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very nice, again!
    Thanks for sharing.
    As you stated in previous post, it seemed like forever until take off (comparing to other footage of yours), a 737 came to mind hahaha.
    Btw, this is my first comment (and I’ve read all your blog during summer vacations!) and I want to say three things:
    1. Don’t film angry wild people with primeval weapons (not that if he was holding a gun would be wise…)
    2. Thank you for your blog! I really love it! I love your kind of flying, and you make me hate even more me sw-dev job…
    3. I am now 35, i need about a year to migrate from my homeland, arround 3 more for my cpl etc, so in 4-5 years (in my early 40’s) hold a seat there form me hahaha
    Thanks again!

  2. Abi says:

    Wow Amazing…you’re a brave pilot. Papua is most dangerous place to fly in Indonesia, please explore more about flying in Papua and other spot in Indonesia

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice work Matt! /Niklas

  4. Great video nice weather.

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Thanks. I find the days where I’m flying about in cloud don’t really offer much in the way of interesting video footage so hence all my movies are in nice weather :o)

  5. Sergi Rincon says:

    Hi Matt,

    I’ve just started following your blog and its just great. Way to go!

    Regards from Barcelona, Spain.

    PD: As ill be starting solo flights very soon, id like to buy a type of camera to film everything everwhere i go. Are u using go pro? In that case, which model is it?

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Thanks! I’ve been using the original mk 1 GoPro HD for all my videos for the last three years. The standard suction mount works very well on the wing strut.

  6. El says:

    Hello Matt,

    It’s taking me awhile to get through your blog. Trying to catch up. It’s really fascinating!

    Question: what is the acoustic guitar piece of music at the beginning of the video? It’s beautiful. Thanks!

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Thanks and glad you’re enjoying the blog.

      The music would be one of the tracks by Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track name should be in the Vimeo link; I would look it up myself but my internet is so poor here in Nabire I can’t get the page to load!