2015 bush flying summary

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. Elaine says:

    Thanks for sharing your interesting aviation journey with us and cannot wait to see what you get up to in 2016!

  2. AJ says:

    Mantaps bro!!…… thanks for sharing your experiences 🙂

  3. sily says:

    Silly question, why are the number of flights different of the total take-off+landing?

    Number of flights: 935 flights
    Total take-offs/landings: 938

    • Matt Dearden says:

      It’s very common for that to be the case because if I’m doing some training, I will often do circuits to practice take-offs and landings. So I may do 3 or more in one flight. With the Catalina, it is a multi-crew aircraft so only one of the pilots will do the take-off and landing on each flight. So on some flights you many not do a them as the other pilot is.

      Hope this clears it up for you!

  4. Neil says:

    Really enjoy your blogs and postings and sensational photos.
    Happy New Year and thanks!

  5. Bill Stowe says:

    Thank you, Matt. Please keep the adventure coming.

    I am a 747 Captain. Wanna change places?

  6. Pedro Rego says:

    Great stuff Matt, all the best for your life mate!
    Still think you made the best choice career wise, cheers and safe landings!

  7. Yoga says:

    I’m really a big fan of you and really admiring your flying in Papua. To fly in a such beatiful place like that is one of my dream

  8. Aditya says:

    Dude, really inspiring diary and how i love to meet u someday! Im 23 and I do like to start my education of becoming a pilot this year, hopefully so. Im an Indonesian national, do they require ME lisence to apply for a job? How about insurance options, And how many years or hours would i need to have before i can work in Papua? The lifestyle, chalengges and salary suits me up i think, i love Papua! By the way i have watched all the episodes and its the best place to be a pilot, ever i think! U living a nice life man! Keep the spirit up!

  9. Krissie says:

    Hi Matt. I watched your show from Canada. You’re such a great pilot with nice personalities. You should consider to be a pro writer. Wish you all the best.