Welcome to the Himalayan Hop and Paro Landing Competition!
Paro is a valley city in the country of Bhutan, located next to the Himalayas. Today, we will take the Batik Air route from Kathmandu to Paro, which will take us over the beautiful Himalayas, but there is awaiting challenge on the approach.
About the scenic route and diffic- impossible approach
For this event we chose Paro, as its often addressed as the “ as “the most difficult commercial airport in the world”. The airport has only one runway. Airplanes on approach pass by 5,500m Himalayan mountain peaks, and the 1,980m runway length presents a double challenge. The extremely high density altitude at the site makes everything even harder. Only a handful of airline pilots (8 as of December 2014) are certified to operate commercial airplanes there. About 30,000 people arrive at the airport each year.
We will be taking off from Kathmandu airport (IATA: KTM, ICAO: VNKT), which is an international airport located in Kathmandu, Nepal. This airport serves over 40 destinations in 17 different countries. But, it also serves a very special route to Paro Airport, which will take us right over the Himalayas. Although its not as difficult as Paro, Kathmandu airport also has a slightly tricky departure.
This route is operated by DrukAir and Bhutan Airlines.
We will be flying through valleys, mountains, so come join us to show your buttering skills! Hopefully this time we will see if @Butter_Boi is the butter boi of the IFC ;)
At the end of this flight we will have a little fun landing competition. You don’t have to participate, its just for some fun. It’s a great challenge to test your piloting abilities! What we will be looking at is:
- IF-O Screenshot - Optional
- Make a successful landing at the airport.
- Also please be kind to your passengers and go ask them if they are all alright.
At the end, @TestFlight009 will judge the landings and release the results.
We will be landing on Runway 33.
Yup, that’s it. As long as you land successfully, you are a great pilot anyways.
Aircraft: Batik Air A320
Route: Kathmandu (VNKT) to Paro (VQPR)
Duration: ~1 hour 20 mins
Day and Time: 2021-03-20T18:00:00Z (Saturday)
Wave 1 - 1745Z Spawn
|Gate 1||Batik Air A320||@tunamkol|
|Gate 2||Batik Air A320||@GBKarp|
|Gate 3||Batik Air A320||@Ethan_Lee1|
|Gate 4||Batik Air A320||@El_YuainXD|
|Gate 5||Batik Air A320||@Murilo_Heindrich|
|Gate 6||Batik Air A320||@Pilot_Felix|
|Gate 7||Batik Air A320||@MJP_27|
|Gate 8||Batik Air A320||@Hardlanding_Hussain|
|Gate 9||Batik Air A320||@Deathsix|
|Domestic 1||Batik Air A320||@TestFlight009|
|Domestic 2||Batik Air A320||@Butter_Boi|
|Domestic 3||Batik Air A320||@Nightt|
|Domestic 4||Batik Air A320||@Luke_B|
|Domestic 5||Batik Air A320||@NiksAviation|
|Domestic 6||Batik Air A320||@brennanhackard|
|Domestic 8||Batik Air A320||@Aviation108|
|Domestic 9||Batik Air A320||@mitchjansen2005|
|Domestic 10||Batik Air A320||@Julien_Narayanasawmy|
|Domestic 11||Batik Air A320||@Pilot_Aaltonen|
|Domestic 12||Batik Air A320||@AGSilver_04|
|Domestic 13||Batik Air A320||@Errigal|
|Domestic 14||Batik Air A320||@Fat_Albert_512|
|Domestic 15||Batik Air A320||@tjb0709|
|Domestic 16||Generic A319||@Airnico_9962_on_YT|
|Domestic 17||Batik Air A320||@Flyingshib|
Wave 2 - 1810Z Spawn
|Gate 1||Batik Air A320||@Syed_Hashim_Raza|
|Gate 2||Batik Air A320||@MaxTheBandit|
|Gate 3||Batik Air A320||@samory167|
|Gate 4||Batik Air A320||@IFChile-SpeedbirdCL|
|Gate 5||Batik Air A320||@AlaskaAirFan|
|Gate 6||Batik Air A320||@TheExDid_HD|
|Gate 7||Batik Air A320||@TheGynSpotter|
|Gate 8||Batik Air A320||@Captainflight|
|Gate 9||Batik Air A320||@Bekir_Maden|
A guide to Paro
Here is a great tutorial made by @A_Plane_Guy on how to execute the Paro Approach, we highly recommend you check it out! - This tutorial is for RWY15, we will be using 33. However, the guide is good to get you familiar with airport terrain.
- Respect every pilot during the event.
- Maintain special awareness when moving.
- We are NOT responsible for any violations you may receive during
- IFATC may or may not be available for the event, if not use UNICOM correctly.
- Copy flight plan from @tunamkol once you have spawned.
- You will be invited to a PM once you have signed up.
- Have fun and enjoy the flight!
- Make sure to bring some butter with you.
Thank you for checking out our event! Make sure to grab a gate!