Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck,
"FOFF" = Felonious Old Fat Fuck,
"COFF" = Convicted Old Felonious Fool,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset,
A/K/A P01135809, A/K/A Dementia Donnie,
A/K/A Dolt-45, A/K/A Don Snoreleone

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Your Sunday Morning Turboprop Noise

Operations at Lukla Airport in Nepal:

That airport is at 9,334' MSL, has a runway length of 1,729' and slopes at 11.7%. It is VFR-only. At a certain point, aborting a landing or a takeoff is not optional. It may be the highest airport in the world with airline service.


Keaaukane said...

What types of planes are those? They are similar, but have some differences: Engine placement, undercarriage design. Different models of the same plane?

Comrade Misfit said...

I see a Twin Otter (green trim) and a LET-410 (blue and red trim).

seafury said...

The first one is a Dehavlland DHC-3 Otter, and the second one is a LET 410 manufactured in Czechoslovakia. Both are commuter aircraft although you won't see the LET in the United States too much. There might be a couple here but I'm not sure. Tough birds, both of them.

w3ski said...

Any idea why the second plane touched down and taxied to the terminal, but never stopped? A game of tag perhaps?

CenterPuke88 said...

Not even close…LPB/SLLP, El Alto International serves La Paz, Bolivia, at an altitude of 13,325 ft MSL. At least Avianca and LATAM both have flights to there. There are supposedly several other Chinese commercial airports higher, but I don’t see a good link showing service to them.

However, the “one-way” nature of the approach certainly makes it challenging. Reminds me of the charts for certain DEW line stations runways…they had a note “successful go-around improbable beyond missed approach point”. Translated to English…decide by Point X, because after that you’re committed to either land or smack a mountion.

CenterPuke88 said...

w3ski…video cut, it did stop.

Comrade Misfit said...

I forgot about La Paz. No excuse for that, I once knew a guy who had flown in and out of there in DC-6Bs.