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Your Next Commercial Flight Could Last 73 Seconds - Find Out How

Imagine the next commercial flight you board lasts for 73 seconds. Yes, that's just over a minute, and you pay for it.

Many pilots see bush flying as the epitome of a cool career. Matt Dearden has done exactly this, becoming a bush pilot in Papua, Indonesia. He flies the 10 seat Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter, a 2,800 kg (6,173 lb) plane that flies up a maximum speed of 144 mph. Matt flies in extremely hostile conditions for any pilot, landing and taking off from runways built onto mountain sides and within valleys. One flight in particular is truly shocking, a 73 second long commercial flight from Kegata, just across the valley to Apowo. Would you like to be onboard for this short hop?

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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