When pilot Wilfred Knigge lands at an airstrip, he brings his well-established routine and friendly Dutch personality with him. His routine begins by helping the passengers disembark from the aircraft and sending them off with their luggage. This is followed by the normal after-landing checks; walking around the aircraft and weighing and logging passengers and […]

“In our struggle, you arrived…and removed some of those struggles.” Story by Hannah Gardener. Photos by SDP’s Aerial Health Patrol Morehead, a district centre situated in the lowlands of Papua New Guinea’s Western Province, is home to a healthcare centre suffering from prolonged depletion of supplies and morale. Twenty years without desperately needed anti-venom is […]

It’s been so great to be out and about flying this week, as we started to survey airstrips in the Goroka area,” shares Glenys Watson. “Some communities met us with dancing and crying – so happy to have seen a plane land after more than two months without. At the same time, I’ve heard stories […]