Peace is one of the best feelings...

I’ve had a tight schedule lately. My exams start tomorrow and schoolwork hasn’t been the smoothest-sailing of jobs. I’m sure many of you can relate.

An escape from the hectic lifestyle of the real world is what many of us all need. Today, I decided to do just that.

I had no desire for the normal airline life. The last things I wanted to do were navigating busy airspace and paying attention to ATC instructions. I love that stuff, but my brain is too overwhelmed for it now.

Instead, I chose the XCub, a manoeuvrable recreational aircraft, and flew low through the lush mountains of Nepal, getting up close and personal with nature.

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A scenic hour-long tour overlooking pristine natural beauty was definitely what I needed in these times of stress.

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I took off from Kathmandu, choosing a flight plan that would bring me right over the snowcapped mountain peaks. HD scenery really helped here.

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Nearly an hour later, I descended into a narrow valley, and lined up to approach the world’s most dangerous airport — Lukla / Tenzing-Hillary Airport.

I performed a flawless landing on Runway 06 with 7 knots crosswinds.

Now that the flight is over, it’s time to return to the reality of life, and get back to my exam revision.

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Wish me luck.

cheers,
rockpapernuke

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These are just amazing!

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This is just what I like to do too just kick back and watch the beautiful scenery that the IF developers created for us

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Nice but that’s some awesome shots especially the touch down @rockpapernuke

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Great photos and I especially loved the commentary on this one. Good luck!

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I also love landing the xclub at VNLK

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I also think I pulled of a go around with it at VNLK hard but last second decision

a go around at Lukla? that’s epic. they’re not allowed IRL but it’s cool to try.

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There is a real life go around though I saw a real video but I was able to pull on off also