Pilot's view video: PC-6 mountain landing in Indonesia

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A friend flies a turo Porter for Associated Mission Aviation in Jayapura Indonesia. He flies 100+ hours a month and can make as many as 3 landing an hour during his long and stressful work day. He works the mountain airstrips about 100 air miles from Sentani a major airport that he returns to each night. This one shows the most extreme landing yet him, Benban airport is 250 meters and up to 29% slope at the top half. He does this with up to 14 people on board!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X51f5fTm_EE and another... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUk4cl1fmbc Great flying....
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That looks like some exciting flying, you'd sure have to have good nerves to be flying there. Thanks for sharing.
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Looks pretty intense. Must be a lot of challenging but interesting flying going on in those parts of the worlds. T J
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What is the go-around procedure for a missed approach on the second Vid?:diablo:
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Looks like a nice day - it must get really hairy with some mountain turbulence and hill fog...

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Those are remarkable videos. That man certainly knows how to fly!!