Ultra Light Aircraft
Ultra Light Aircraft is the way to fulfill one’s imagination by flying in the cloud just like a bird. It is a form of free flight which gives you the rewarding experience of flying that one rarely gets the chance to do. It is a quite and peaceful experience without fear, floating comfortably in the clouds. Ultra Light Aircraft offers you scenic views and the ability to enjoy the freedom of towering above the earth and gliding through the sky with a bird’s eye view. You will fly above the twisty rivers, breathtaking valleys, ancient, culturally, rich and diverse villages and dense forests, all backed by the Himalayan mountain range.
Ultra Light Aircraft is a small light weight airplane with an engine. Once launched in to the air, this aircraft, in the right conditions can switch off its engine and glide through the air almost like a hanglider. The cockpit can be either enclosed or open depending on the aircraft. It gets its name for its light weight frame and was originally designed to be a cheap way for the armature air sport recreation list to get air borne.
During an Ultra light flight, you can have the experience of free flight without the danger or risk associate with complete free flight. You have the engine to help in landing and takeoff and should weather conditions change. In the early days, the status of these aircraft used to be poor due to fragile and unstable design. Nowadays with proper building and registration methods, the ultra light is a unique, safe and fun way to fly. There is just enough room in the cockpit for you and your pilot, the bubble dome like window allows you spectacular views without being exposed to the weather elements. So you can sit back in comfort and enjoy your moment in the clouds. And of course, your pilot is full trained and registered to make sure your flight is safe and enjoyable.
In Nepal you can go on a flight from Pohkara. The ultra light seasons extends from September to June and flights depart daily form Pohkara airport, weather conditions permitting. The best time to fly is early in the morning. An ultra light allows you to getup to heights of 5000m and it allows you more control and direction to cover greater distance that paragliding or hot air ballooning.
So why not leave your afflictions on the earth, ascend to the heights, bathe in the clouds, reach out for the mountains and fly with the eagles. What an amazing way to cap off your Himalayan adventure.
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
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 for hours.