Gunpilot's Challenging Flights - Rumble In The Jungle

Welcome to the 25th flight event in the Gunpilot’s Challenging Flights adventure series. This challenging flights event is located in the central highlands jungle clad mountains of West Papua Province, Indonesia, and is again guaranteed to give you more of the heart pounding and sweaty palms experience that you have come to expect from Gunpilot’s flight events.

Yes folks, we again find ourselves having to pit our flying skills in the Grand Caravan against the inhospitable jungle that awaits us. However, while this event will see us attempting to successfully land in 10 out landing sites, we will also be visiting 15 actual registered airstrips. Those of you who have flown regularly over the past 6 mths in these events will know its a rare occurrence for so many actual strips to be included… but rest assured this flight will NOT be easy.

The province of Papua remains one of the least developed province in Indonesia. The harsh New Guinean terrain and climate is one of the main reasons why infrastructure in Papua Province is considered to be the most challenging to be developed among other Indonesian regions.

When: Friday 7th May @ 2300 UTC

Where: Central Highlands, West Papua

Flight Duration: Approx 3hrs (depending on numbers attending)

Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan (as always as flight planned around Caravan performance)


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Rumble in the Jungle.pln (6.8 KB)


Cessna Caravan as all landing and other challenges built into flight are
tailored for this aircraft specifically

Turn Damage mode off as you will most likely suffer at least hard
landings if not full on crashes

Bring plenty of Duc Tape for running repairs

Crash Helmets are optional, Prayers are advisable

Embrace “SLEW” as it will be your friend by the end of the flight

Practicing to make Caravan landing approaches at IAS of between 40-50knts max will see you nailing difficult landings with ease and precision.

Make it easy on yourself to navigate around the route and accurately pinpoint the exact landing areas by downloading and using the free “LittleNavMap” s/w you can get on the web - you will never open the standard sim VFR Map again once you have tried this fantastic app that integrates seamlessly with MSFS2020.