Lukla Airport (Nepal)

Runway is only 460m long

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-15 1. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

Nothing to see here, skip ahead to 5:48 for the best part. (i)
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+2 2. schlafanzyk commented 6 years ago

What happens if you have to abort? Just bail out of the plane and let it crash?
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+6 3. Kuttan commented 6 years ago

The most interesting 6 mins of the day and the people's lives over there
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+4 4. Malakyte commented 6 years ago

Take-offs are one thing but what about landings? It must be scary as well because you seldom land at the very beginning of a track... 8-)
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-9 5. djacy commented 6 years ago

So what's the idea uploading that video to waste people time watch ???
These are the most pointless 5 minutes of my life, Thank You!
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+5 6. Limberg commented 6 years ago

it's interesting that the runway is slightly downhill to get some of gravity's help.

Even if you run out of runway the planes can still get lift if there is sufficient fall afterwards, just watch aircraft carrier launches.
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+3 7. Dmitry commented 6 years ago

#6 Yeah true, aircraft carriers are also equipped with aircraft catapults to help launch the planes, something for this airport to consider if they ever decide to upgrade :P
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+2 8. ringmaster commented 6 years ago

I fail to see the documentary aspect of this video.
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+4 9. torbengb commented 6 years ago

It's Lukla, not Lukia.
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+1 10. Sizzlik (admin) commented 6 years ago

#9 thanks, fixed
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-2 11. nomolas commented 6 years ago

sux2bu has a uk variant pic as his profile pic. dick.
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-1 12. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#11 An Apache Longbow is an Apache Longbow is an Apache Longbow ; so what is the problem?
Folding rotors for ship use is the main difference for the UK models, but it is still an AH-64 made by Boeing,
and a very cool chopper at that.
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+1 13. andreas0816 commented 6 years ago

#4 They have to land at the start of the strip, there is no aborting a landing at Lukla. Behind the airport is a mountain, no place to turn.....
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0 14. nomolas commented 6 years ago

#12 Your pic is the UK variant. I fix 'em. So no, you are wrong, again. Enjoy! :-)
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0 15. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

The most scenic airport I've ever seen. Nice video!