Extreme Approaches - Tenzing-Hillary

Status: Active
Description: Owing its popularity to being the gateway to Mount Everest, Lukal is one of the busiest domestic airports in Napal. The 1729-foot runway sits 9,400 feet on top of a 2,000-foot cliff and ends where a mountain wall begins. Minimal landing aids and inconsistent weather will further worsen the condition. A missed approach usually ends with catastrophic results. There are no "Go Arounds" or safety cushions for a missed landing or equipment faliure here. Pilots have to undergo specialized training and get licensed before they can perform flight operations at this airport. Lukla-bound flights have become infamous for crashes. Since 2000, seven accidents have occured killing over 50 passengers and crew. This is regarded as one of the most dangerous airport in the world.
Extreme Approaches - Tenzing-Hillary

Tour Flights

Leg: Departure: Arrival: Flight: Aircraft: Distance:
1Tribhuvan Intl (VNKT)Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)VAT160L-410 UVPE2082 nm
2Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)Biratnagar (VNVT)VAT161L-410 UVPE2087 nm
3Biratnagar (VNVT)Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)VAT162L-410 UVPE2087 nm
4Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)Simara (VNSI)VAT163L-410 UVPE20120 nm
5Simara (VNSI)Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)VAT164L-410 UVPE20120 nm
6Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)Bharatpur (VNBP)VAT165L-410 UVPE20133 nm
7Bharatpur (VNBP)Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)VAT166L-410 UVPE20133 nm
8Tenzing–Hillary Airport (VNLK)Tribhuvan Intl (VNKT)VAT167L-410 UVPE2082 nm
Total Distance Of Tour: 844 nm

Pilot Progress Click To View PIREP

START: VNKTLeg: 1 To: VNLKLeg: 2 To: VNVTLeg: 3 To: VNLKLeg: 4 To: VNSILeg: 5 To: VNLKLeg: 6 To: VNBPLeg: 7 To: VNLKLeg: 8 To: VNKTComplete
1Graham Brewer - ACA1346Complete
2John Simmons - ACA3243         
3Carlos Andres De Los Rios - ACA3340