Avia Club Nepal is the pioneer in ultra-aircraft aviation in Nepal, its aircraft was introduced in Nepal in 1996, and the operator has been offering sightseeing Tours, spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages in the Pokhara Valley. This is an ideal way to see life from a new perspective. The choice of Pokhara for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate chiefly because of the proximity of the mountain, and the scenic lakes. It has a unique blend of both mountain and plateau area, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. The flight will be a journey through nature. This is truly a unique experience. 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 for 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 for everything.
The flights operates from Pokhara airport beginning September through June. It takes 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:
The flight duration is 15 minutes. The aircraft flies over the Pokhara city, Fewa Lake, Sarangkot Hill, over the Buddha Monastery and the south side of the city at the speed of 50 km/hour to 90 km/hr. The maximum altitude attained is 5,000 feet. This flight is designed for the fun-lover. This short flight will give you a panoramic view of the whole Annapurna Range with a view of another 8000-meter peak - Dhaulagiri, in the distance.
Not quite, but still this flight takes you slightly higher and further, as close to the Fish Tail as is possible without compromising the safety. The flight duration is 30 minutes. The speed is 90 km/hr. The maximum altitude attained is 9,000 feet. You will fly over the Tibetan refugee camp and as far as Lamachaur, on the northern part of the valley. The view is simply superb.
Flight duration is 1 hour. This flight covers the whole of the Annapurna range at the speed of 90 km/hr to 130 km/hr. The altitude attained is 12, 000 feet, high above the clouds. We take you over the city of Pokhara, Fewa Lake, near Sarangkot hill, over the Buddhist monastery on the south side of the city, as well as the Tibetan refugee camp and past Lamachour to the north. The view is simply superb. This flight is intended for those who like to live life on the fast track, and love a little adrenaline rush now and then.
Before Flight, you will be briefed about the flight path (route) before take off, so you can prepare for pictures and point of interest ahead of time. All the aircraft can fly close to each other so that you can enjoy your flight with your family friends and take pictures of each other. You can even play hide and seek in the air or go for roller coaster ride if you wish! All the passengers receive personalized service.
The exception of flying in an aircraft is that you are the only one passenger with one of experienced pilots. You shall receive personalized service and don't be amazed if you find yourself dreaming just for once that you had a pair of wings so you could sour around mountains to have a bird's eye view of the incredible sight below you. This flight will give you the optimum pleasure with safety. The magic of the mountains, meandering rivers and breathtaking snow views will gave you lasting impression of your life that you might have ever experienced.
The Aircraft, Safety and insurance
The aircrafts are manufactured in Russia and are powered by Rotax 582 engines.
The operational speed ranges from 50 km/h to 130 km/h. These are two-seater planes, which carries one pilot and one passenger in every flight. These aircraft can fly for four hours and reach the height of 5000 meter flying 300 km at a stretch.
Their high aerodynamic qualities allow this delta wing aircraft to perform long flights with engine turned off. Their unique design includes a ballistic parachute system, which enables the aircraft to land safely during emergencies.
The operations are controlled by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, which checks pilots’ proficiency and the condition of the aircraft.
The insurance policy conforms to the rules for the Passenger, Aircraft, Pilot and the third parties, which means they are insured just as other domestic flights.
These ultra light aircrafts are designed to safely carry passengers while providing openings on both sides allow viewing freedom. The end result is that you feel as if you are flying like a bird. Enjoy the fresh air on your face, scenes of mighty Annapurna range just right in front of you.