Parked up at Bugalaga, Papua

Parked up at Bugalaga, Papua

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Weekly stats: 9-15 Dec 2013

Hours logged: 22.6hrs
No. of legs flown: 36
Instrument time logged: 1.8hrs
Days on duty: 6
RTBs (Return to base): 0
Unique airstrips visited: 11 (Timika, Beoga, Kilmit, Jila, Agadugume, Tsinga, Alama, Tuput, Mapnduma, Biak, Jita)
New airstrips visited: 0

Notes:
Aircraft in maintenance for 100 hrs check for two days.

7 comments:

  1. Matt, your famous. I have friends in Brussels posting and sharing your video on the shortest flight! Good work, big jets are boring!

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    1. Haha! I noticed it seemed to be getting quite a lot of hits lately. Hope RYR is treating you well chap.

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  3. Hey buddy… good show, I was also once a CDN / arctic bush pilot.. pre digital age unfortunately.. now in the boring big jets..
    www.8milesperminute.blogspot.com

    looks like good fun there bud.. enjoy it while it last.. nothing more fun than bush flying.

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    1. Thanks Emile, it is indeed good fun. Nice blog btw, you certainly get about!

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  4. Hi Matt,

    Nice videos and flying in your PC-6.

    But I am wondering why no helicopters are deployed to achieve what a PC-6 can do? I presume it is more cost effective to engage a PC-6 instead?

    Meanwhile have fun flying and stay safe!

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    1. There are a few helicopters flying around in Papua although the majority are for the various mining operators out here. As you rightly say, the cost of running them is the biggest drawback. The PC-6 doesn't need a lot of runway to operate form and is considerably cheaper to fly than a helicopter.

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