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.
A scenic hour-long tour overlooking pristine natural beauty was definitely what I needed in these times of stress.
I took off from Kathmandu, choosing a flight plan that would bring me right over the snowcapped mountain peaks. HD scenery really helped here.
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.
Wish me luck.