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bernd1151

Lukla/Nepal and the fear factor

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I knew that once the Do-228 was out, Lukla had to be one of the logical destinations. The landing strip is built on the steep incline of a hillside. Its length is 527m, width 20m and the runway inclines an amazing 12 percent. No landing aids are available!

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Landing in Lukla leaves no room for errors. As a pilot you have to throw your propellers into hard reverse before you touch down, if you don’t want to end in the wall at the end of the runway.

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There is a big hill right behind the landing strip. The pilot also needs to clear a high ridge, bank left. Descend steeply, straighten your plane and try to land. Navigation is by sight only.

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Oh and if you come in too high, you’ll end up in the wall. If you come in too fast, you’ll end up in the wall too.

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If all of this sounds terribly exciting, go for it.

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May the fear factor be with you

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Great work on the landing....very nice airport scene...love those.....forgot some pics of Everest!

 

HLJAMES

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Do you have the Thai creatiions VNKT KAtmandu? The FSX version works quite well in P3D

 

I fly from VNKT to Lukla.

 

And then Aerosoft put out a pretty good Bhutan PARO Airport.. flying with the PMDG 737 or the Aerosoft Airbus into this and landing on runway 18 is absolutely one of the best. experience.

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Hi Manny, I don't have Katmandu, but I have Bhutan. I did a flight into Paro recently with a Tupolev Tu-114. Quite an experience


.....forgot some pics of Everest!

Yes, HL, you are right  :smile:  :smile:

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Great captures from an always absolutely unique and sure somehow thrilling landing sequence here!

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Great mountain flying action, Bernd.

How about your next flight going to Everest base camp. You could fly the Mi-8, and HLJames would see an Everest picture.

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Yikes, that's a difficult airport and yes a great pictorial!

 

Darryl

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