Back to flying after a day off. I am feeling a lot more refreshed, partly from the rest yesterday and partly from the fact that I only have 2 days left of work before a well deserved 3 week holiday of diving and surfing:)
It was Rob’s last day with me here today, he swapped with Hakim in Kutacane. The weather today was great except for the last flight, a big cell had formed about 15 nm from the airport. This kept us up at our cruise altitude of 11500 ft until only 25 nm from Aceh, we then had to circle down to loose altitude. The Cessna Caravan is not a pressurised aircraft and therefore we have to watch our rate of descent, if we go to fast it can cause your ears and sinuses to hurt and possibly burst. We made it down nice and slowly and beat Lion Air to the landing after a bit of prompting from ATC.

Descent into Aceh

Day is done, Hakim is here and Rob is gone.
Good Day:)

Fair Weather Cumulous

Route: WITT to WITC to WIML to WITC to WITT to WIMU to WITT

Hours: 7.0 hrs
Distance: 958 nm

Runway Details:

WIML (Lasikin) 
Length – 1400 m
Elevation – 20 ft
Runway -07/25

WITC (Nagan Raya)
Length – 1800 m
Elevation – 10 ft
Runway – 14/32

WITT (Sultan Iskandar Muda)
Length – 3000 m
Elevation – 65 ft
Runway – 17/35

WIMU (Kutacane)
Length – 1600 m
Elevation – 296 ft
Runway – 15/33