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User currently offlineSHABAZ From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Hi, A short photo report added of a flight taken by my freind Yasir from Gilgit to Islamabad on the new PIA ATR42.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17641 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

Nice pics.

However, why is that mountain called the killer mountain?? Have it taken many lifes??

Thank you for sharing


Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

Islamabad-Gilgit. Believe me, this is THE flight to take for views. Starboard side if heading to Gilgit, port on return. Northern Pakistan is quite possibly the most gorgeous place you can visit, and the PIA turbo-props get you real close to those huge, huge mountains of the Karakoram range. I was totally bowled over when I flew this route a couple of years back - PIA was still flying Fokker F27s then.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
However, why is that mountain called the killer mountain?? Have it taken many lifes??

Many mountaineers. Still many continue to try.... there are some crazy guys up here.

User currently offlinePKflyer From Pakistan, joined Apr 2008, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

Some nice shots of the "Killer Mountain" and other scenery.
Reminded me of Pakistan..

Kind Regards

My name is Khalid and NO I am not a bloody terrorist!
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2608 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Some gorgeous scenery there - looked like a great flight. Reminds me of the time I flew up to Saidu Sharif (now closed?) on a PIA F27.

Many thanks for sharing the photos with us.

User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

Wow. Spectacular. Sorry to be so dumb. I have no clue Starboard or port side mean? Thanks for showing.

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2222 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Quoting Semsem (Reply 5):
I have no clue Starboard or port side mean?

When you're looking towards the front of the aircraft.

Port=Left (Same amount of letters makes it easy to remember)

User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

I did not know that Saidu Sharif had closed?

And yes, I used to fly ISB-Gilgit, Skardu, Saidu Sharif as a child and the views from the windows on those flights were some of the most spectacular. Because the mountains are so tall you feel you are flying so close to the peaks.
Those days!!

For those interested, there's a pictorial report on the global-pia site of the Air Safari trip:


User currently offlineEurohub From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 6):
Port=Left (Same amount of letters makes it easy to remember)

A useful phrase is There's no Red Port Left in the Bottle - on a ship (and plane too I think) the Red indicator light is on the Port/Left side as you look forward. The green indicator is on the Starboard side.


Forget A vs B - Give me E or BAe any day of the week!
User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 887 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3402 times:

Great pictures... really enjoyed the pictures of the mountains...

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