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Ortho4XP photoscenery L16

Khamsin B-25

The venerable B-25 Mitchell once made it in 1942 from an aircraft carrier, so I thought it would also be capable to take off from Lukla. 

 

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Great! Now we have to make it to 30,000 feet, although its service ceiling is only 24,200 feet

 

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At 19,000 feet

 

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We have finally reached 30,000 feet with Mt. Everest dead ahead and Mt. Makalu in the distance

 

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The smaller peak between Everest and Makalu is the Lhotse

 

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The mountain range in the distance is already Tibet

 

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Will I return to Lukla? No, like Col. Doolittle and his raiders I plan to land in China 

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In my case it will be a small airport in Tibet, which lies at a height of 28,000 feet

 

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Just great - the idea as well as the pictures.

Which one is the Tibetan Airport that you used to land?

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Great (guided) tour of this awe-inspiring region - with help of photoscenery! I think it's much easier to (realistically) identify the peaks, in the SIM, from photoscenery than otherwise...

The close-up shot of the B-25 looks lovely!

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Many thanks for your kind comments

14 hours ago, HaraldG said:

Which one is the Tibetan Airport that you used to land?

Good question, Harald. Problem is, I can't remember as I did this flight over a week ago. I only remember it was a small military airstrip, probably not even officially listed as airport

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Nice tour of the region.

Could you be so kind as to go back to the 28,000' Tibetan airfield & get the coordinates?

Would like to take the Tiger Moth up there.😄

T45

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