Mar 11, 2019

Flying into Tough Airports: Kathmandu, Nepal

We’re at FlightSafety International’s Teterboro learning center to spend some time in a Falcon 900EX level D simulator to learn about how to fly into some of the toughest airports in the world.

Today’s challenging airport is Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, which is nestled high in the steep Himalayan terrain. The instrument approach itself adds challenging features, including multiple step-downs during the descent and varying glidepath angles. The missed approach procedure requires a minimum 5-degree climb gradient as well as a sharp turn to avoid nearby mountains.

In this video, we’ll do a takeoff and a landing. This is the fourth video in our series about challenging airports. If you missed them, check out videos about Aspen, Colorado (, Chambéry, France (, and London City in the UK (

Music: The Low Seas by The 126ers

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