Ultra light aircraft was introduced in Nepal in 1996, and the
operator has been offering sightseeing tours
in the Pokhara Valley. The choice of the Pokhara for ultra-light
aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the
mountains, and the scenic lakes. For those who wish they could
fly like birds, this flight is a must. Leave your woes behind
on earth, soar to heights, bathe in the clouds, reach out foe
the mountains and kiss the azure sky. It might be lonely at the
top, but the spectacular view from high up there certainly makes
up fie everything.
The company operates flights from the Pokhara airport beginning
September through June. The flights take place from sunrise to
11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months.
Three different routes are taken.
fly for fun: Duration 15 minutes.
The aircraft flies over the Pokhara city, Phewa lake Sarangkot
hill at the speed of 50-90 km/hr. the maximum altitude attained
is 5,000 feet. This flight is designed for the fun-lover.
Touch the Fish Tail: Not quit,
but still this flight takes you as close to the fish tail as
is possible without compromising the safety. Duration 30 minutes.
The speed is 90 km/hr.
Mountain range Sky Trek: Duration
1 hr. this flights covers the whole of the Annapurna range at
the speed of 90-130 km/hr. the altitude attained is 12,000 feet,
high above the clouds.
The service has two ultra-light aircraft of the model by “Biman-1”company
ltd, the delta wing aircraft fitted with “ROTAX 582”
engine and weighing 170 kg, has an operational speed of 50km/hr
to 130km/hr. the use of aviation-grade aluminum alloys, Dacron,
parachute Recovery System 9 which will help the aircraft to
land safely in case of emergency), world-class piston and satellite-
assisted navigation GPS, has enhanced safely while keeping the
weight to minimum. Ultra-lights can take off and land in a field
or a dirt road, and in areas where other plane fear to tread.
The aircraft seats two, passenger and the pilot, it can fly