MAF pilots are required to regularly inspect the airstrips where we fly to ensure that our standards for runway maintenance are kept appropriately. Last week I went to Ilu to check over the runway. It’s a nice long runway, but it’s perpendicular to the valley, which means there is a tight little turn at about […]
A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s only true if you know the story behind what you are seeing. A few days ago, while flying home from Mamit, an airstrip perched on a mountainside in the heart of Papua, I saw this young man reading his Bible. It’s not an incredibly remarkable picture in […]
Welcome our newest pilot-blogger Daniel Geaslen as he writes about an “interesting” day to fly.
On the way home from Nabire to Sentani we faced a huge line of active storms. Usually we can fly around isolated storms without much difficulty. This line was not so accommodating. The line of storms ran almost unbroken for nearly […]