Touchdown Zone: Musula
Region: Papua New Guinea
Language Groups served: Kasua
Elevation: 780 feet
Length: 650 meters/2,133 feet
Width: 34 meters/112 feet
The Musula airstrip has always been the only way to reach the remote Kasua community on the south side of Mount Bosavi. Hiking in? Impossible because of mountainous terrain with lots of limestone pinnacles and sinkholes. Thanks to this airstrip, translators Tommy and Konni Logan have been able to work alongside the Kasua people for 26 years, translating the New Testament into the Kasua language. They dedicated the New Testament in October 2017. Watch here.
With Tommy as an advisor, the Kasua team is now shifting its focus to translating the Old Testament. And local translators and consultant checking assistants will continue to depend on aviation service for travel to Ukarumpa for workshops and translation work. The airstrip is also the villagers’ physical lifeline for the transport of crucial trade store goods and services and lifesaving medical evacuations.
The airstrip is 180 nautical miles straight west from Ukarumpa, 1 hour and 15 minutes travel by air.