Flying operations in Indonesia’s Papua Province include regular public transport, charter, private and freight fixed wing and rotary wing flights to aerodromes mostly above 5,000 ft above mean sea level (AMSL), in unforgiving mountainous terrain, where support services are limited due to a lack of essential infrastructure.

This manual was funded by the Indonesian Transport Safety Assistance Package and involved working with Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation staff in Jakarta.

The handbook was scoped to provide a structured and comprehensive reference that considers all aspects of safe flying operations in tropical mountainous terrain, paying particular attention to the role of the organisation from a systems safety perspective, as well as individual pilots.

Tropical Mountainous Terrain Flying Operations Training Handbook