Lukla or Tensing Hillary Airport in Nepal is notorious for it’s challenging approach and short runway.
Because of the challenge, I decided to give the approach a try. First, I departed in a Cessna Caravan, then flew left into the valley. After a near stall, I turned around, and then I took a steep approach. Approaching from nearly 1,000 feet above airfield, I hit the ground at nearly 90 knots. With full reverse and breaks, I slowed to about 40 knots at the end of the runway, then using most of the apron to slow further. I was able to then come to a complete stop without entering any grass.
I highly recommend this approach for thrill seekers!
Suggested Aircraft: Cessna Caravan
Suggested Flight Plan: Go about 2-5 NM out into either valley, turn around, and approach.
Flight Time: about 2-5 minutes
Give this thrilling approach a try, and happy landings!