I really want to know if there are any direct flights over the Himalaya Mountains. First of all id love to fly over the Himalayas for their beauty and im kind of a turbulence chaser so I’d enjoy the severe turbulence that they produce. If there are any direct flights over the himalayas please tell what they are, the plane used, and the livery.
Happy flying- stormy
Airlines are usually, if not all the time, not permitted to cross over the Himalayas. There’s a lot of reasons why, so they would fly around them.
Closest to my knowledge that you could get would be the well known Kathmandu to Paro as a Royal Bhutan Airways A319. It’s got a fun approach that I’m sure you’re aware of.
ill make sure to try that one. The last and first time I tried landing in Paro My wing hit a mountain lol. Thanks!
Definitely a tricky one 😂 Here’s a great guide I use,
@lucaviness has quite the knowledge on it too.
VQPR Approach Tutorial
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In this tutorial I will cover the Visual RWY 15 approach into Paro Airport. In this tutorial I will be in a generic a319 meant to represent Drukair 201 (…
Thanks Kamryn, I’ll certainly use that next time I fly into Paro 😁
I hit the mountain cause I wasnt a confident pilot at the time and kept the autopilot on lol.
Don’t worry, this is what we call, “The
Haha, funny joke Kamryn!! 😆😆😆
Hey! If you’re looking for a Himalayan flight you could also try Leh Airport (VILH), which is a 3D airport.
It’s got one of the most challenging approaches in India, and there’s a tutorial for it here:
Welcome to Leh Airbase!
ICAO: VILH || IATA: IXL
Elevation: 3,256 m / 10,682 ft
This is a comprehensive and easy guide for pilots and controllers wishing to fly and/or control at India’s highest and most challenging commercial airport: Leh Airbase.
Leh Airbase is the 23rd highest commercial airport in the world. It has the most challenging approach in India - a unidirectional approach to Runway 07. Due to the mountainous terrain, operations to and from Leh airspace, and pa…
hey. normally planes don’t fly over the Himalayas. but the Indian air force does patrol the region so you can grab a fighter jet and fly along the indo-china border and return to where you started from.
You can fly the Beijing-Lhasa route which takes you to the Himalayan valley! Its also very beautiful to fly there!
thanks for the suggestions guys. Itll be fun landing at high altitude airports and flying over the himalayas.
This is a really fun one! Ive flown into VILH a couple of times.
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