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Nepal Flying – STOL mission Teaser on You Tube

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Nepal Flying STOL Mission Teaser

Click the link above and see a Landing on Manang at more than 11000 feet altitude and the famous Lukla or Tenzing-Hillary Airport often referred to as the World´s most dangerous airport. You will see it with the pilot´s cockpit views, while the STOL ports were still dirt strips.

On Sunday 31 of January the documentary will be launched. It will show 2 flights to Lukla, Simikot and Dolpa airports. Other additional STOL ports will be Jiri, Taplejung, Jomsom, Jumla, Bajura, Manang, Syagboche (12348 ft AMSL), Phaplu. We are also visiting Nepalgunj at the Indian border. A rare shot of the first and probably only Concorde landing in Kathmandu 1987 is showing the opposite side of flights. We were in Nepal to serve it´s people hence we have included their stories as well.

Enjoy! Airmanship Bilde1Capt. Stein Arne Fossum (now retired)

We are Finally, launching the Nepal Flying STOL video on Sunday the 31st!

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See our new teaser on the front page. The main video is more than an hour long with video shots of all the high altitude STOL ports we were operating on. STOL means Short Take Offs and Landings. You will see some of the most spectacular take-offs and landings with a cockpit view as well as from various angles on the airports. This is from the mid eighties when the runways where “Dirt Strips”, i.e. grass and gravel. It is stick and rudder flying like you probably newer seen it before. The Twin Otter had an autopilot, but I got it removed as we needed to manually fly the airplane at all times to maintain the skills needed to operate in these STOL ports.

Enjoy!

Capt. Stein Arne Fossum (now retired)