This morning started out with me getting in trouble for walking through security without getting my bags scanned, I have no excuse besides wanting to try my luck. Got to the plane with coffee in hand and went through the normal routine of compressor wash, document check and preflight before calling boarding for our 9 pax. I did the first flight to Enggano, the small island of about 2500 people to the South West of Bengkulu, with quite a big CB to dodge about 30 nm out. We had a bit of lightning, but far from us luckily. The weather in Enggano was the usual 20kt headwind for runway 12. Back to Bengkulu, with the same bit of weather to dodge, for a quick Mie Ayam Bakso (like noodle soup with chicken) and an ice cold drink.

Mie Ayam Bakso

We left for Muko-Muko stomachs full and ready to finish the day. We passed some huge buildups which we could see were releasing their mighty load of water with full force! I would not want to be anywhere near that. Muko-Muko itself was good with a wind straight down the runway 32. We had to wait for some VIPs, this is like the blue brigade in SA but much worse, for about 10 min. The flight back was good with a little rain and direct long final for runway 13 to finish the day! One day left of this tour before my PPC (pilot proficiency check)

Storm out to sea

Route: WIGG to WIGE to WIGG to WIGM to WIGG
Hours: 3.6 hrs
Distance: 424 nm

Runway Details:

WIGG (Bengkulu)
Length – 2240 m
Elevation – 50 ft
Runway – 13/31

Final rwy 13 Bengkulu

WIGE (Enggano)
Length – 1200 m
Elevation – 20 ft
Runway – 12/30

WIGM (Muko-Muko)
Length – 1400 m
Elevation – 16 ft
Runway – 14/32

Merging rivers, Muko-Muko