Videos tagged with "228."
Lukla or Tenzing-Hillary Airport - Nearest airfield to Mt. Everest [01:10]
Construction and repair work happening at Lukla air strip in Nepal. Tractors, manual labourers (beldar and masons), trucks and cement work in progress. See a red and white wind sock flying in the wind... Tenzing-Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is a small airport in the town of Lukla in Khumbu, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, eastern Nepal. Lukla means place with many goats and sheep, however these days, one is not likely to see many roaming around. The airport is popular because Lukla is the place where most people start the climb to Mount Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu during daylight hours, in good weather. Although the flying distance is short, rain commonly occurs in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu. High winds, cloud cover and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed completely. The airport is contained within a chain link fence and patrolled by the Nepal armed police or civil police around the clock. Lukla Airport is the usual jumping off spot for those adventurers that are heading off to tackle Everest. The pilots flying into and out of Lukla are adventurers in their own right, for just landing and taking off out of this place! The airport's paved asphalt runway is only accessible to helicopters and small, fixed-wing, short-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, such as the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter or Dornier Do 228. Tara Air also operates two ...
Tags: Himalaya, everest, google, asia, youtube, lukla, india, Tenzing-Hillary, Airport, Sir, Edmund, Hillary, Sherpa, Tenzing, Norgay, Mount, base, camp, De, Havilland, Canada, DHC-6, Twin, Otter, Dornier, Do, 228., Tara, Air, Pilatus, PC-6, Turbo, Porter, airc
Landing at Lukla, Nepal airport [04:50]
Lukla Airport (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK) is a small airport in the Town of Lukla in Khumbu, eastern Nepal. In January 2008, the government of Nepal announced that the airport would be renamed in honor of Sir Edmund Hillaryand Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary died on January 11, 2008. Tenzing Norgay died in 1986. The airport is now officially named Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA|VNLK) Runway characteristics include 527m of bitumen runway. The width is 20m and the runway incline is a staggering 12%. The apron has 4 stands and there is one heli-pad located 150m below the TWR (air traffic control tower). No landing aids are available and Air Traffic Service is limited to AFIS (Aerodrome Flight Information Service) only. The airport is quite popular as Lukla is the place where most people start their trek to climb Mount Everest. There are frequent daily flights (ie no night service) between Lukla and Kathmandu, weather permitting. Although the flying distance is short, it can easily be raining in Lukla while the sun is shining brightly in Kathmandu, or vice versa. The airport's siren blasts the mountain air to inform personnel of incoming aircraft. The paved tarmac is only accessible to helicopters and small fixed wing short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft such as Twin Otters or Dornier Do 228. There is about a 700-metre (2000 ft) angled drop at the end of the runway to the valley below.
Tags: Nepal trekking, airports, landing, STOL