Spitfire, Harvard and Tiger Moth flying

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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10 Responses

  1. Paweł Urban says:

    Wow, it must be a great feeling to fly such a machine! If I can ask, how much does it cost for a full day experience up there?

    • Matt Dearden says:

      Hi Pawel, full details and costs are on Boultbee Flight Academy’s website which I’ve linked to in the first paragraph of this blog post.

  2. Sasa Dragic says:

    Hi Matt, good to see you back here, I was getting kind of worried…
    Thank you for another nice story. It is pleasure as always.
    Take care of your self.

  3. Wow! I’m so jealous of you right now! To actually ride the planes that were flown by the heroes of 1940 is such a dream come true. From the pictures, I can see that you really had an awesome time in flying those birds. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience!

    Raymond Curry @ Holstein Aviation

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi matt glad to see you back. i have a question about susi air if you dont mind. how much a new FO earn per month in susi air? basic salary and flight hour?

  5. sascha410 says:

    It depends on your amount of flight hrs. If i am not mistaken it starts with 750usd and goes up to 1500usd. Hrs are in steps, don’t hang me on it, 500, 1000, 1500.

  6. Anonymous says:

    i am curious, is there any difference between local and expat pilot salary? because i heard in indonesia an expat pilot get lesser than local and i never see any locals flying for susi

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow 750 per month? And how long the contract is?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great write up of your day with the war birds!