Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

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

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Turboprop Noise

Departures from Lukla Airport in Nepal


The salient points: The airport is at an elevation of 9,334'. The runway is 1,729' long and slopes at 11.7%. Go-arounds on short final are not possible. Successfully aborting a takeoff is unlikely at best.

5 comments:

RJ the paragon said...

What type of planes are those? The wings look too small for the body. I guess they work, but I believe in the "if it looks right it is right" school, and those don't look right to me.

Eck! said...

Reminds me a bit of Jaffery NH. To a C150 its about the same in summer.

Eck!

CenterPuke88 said...

First three to go are Dornier D228’s (second has tail number 9N-AIG, I believe...is listed as a hull loss in 2012). The ventral ridge to the tail, the rear position and central mount stabilizers, the nose shape and the window layout matches the D228-200.

The last might be a DHC-6 Twin Otter.

CenterPuke88 said...

My bad, for ventral, read dorsal...that’s what happens with mush for brains after a shift.

Also, not NG models because of the four bladed props.

Doug T. said...

I don't think I need to put that airport on my bucket list.