SHABAZ
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PK606 GIL-ISB

Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:52 pm

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

http://www.global-pia.com/inflight_ATR42_yasirpk606.asp

Regards,
Shabaz
 
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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:57 pm

Nice pics.

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



Thank you for sharing

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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:45 am

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.
 
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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:08 am

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

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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:18 pm

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.
 
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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:13 pm

Wow. Spectacular. Sorry to be so dumb. I have no clue Starboard or port side mean? Thanks for showing.
 
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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:19 pm



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)
Starboard=Right
 
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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:50 pm

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:

http://www.global-pia.com/airsafari.asp
 
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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:01 pm



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.

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RE: PK606 GIL-ISB

Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:33 am

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

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