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Welcome to Leh, capital of the Ladakh region in North India. Set amongst the Himalayas at 11,500 feet MSL, there is only one entry/exit route into this Airport. Planes have to make a steep left bank between two high mountains and approach the runway, which has no lights and hence, no night landing is possible. Fun fact: on a full moon night, the army operates a few flights, because the air is so clean the moon lights up the whole area as if it were daylight! Thanks Phil from EDDL Photography for the edit.
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Photo Added: August 27, 2008

Comments (6)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Great Shot Mate, perfectly highlights the awesome beauty of our great country.

Cheers - Vishal Jolapara.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Breath taking pic Nitin! What an amazing airport it must be.Well done-Yash
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice picture. An amazing airfield where I want to fly to.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very unusual to have an airport on top of a mountain. I should try flying into this airport on my Flight Simulator sometime and see what it's like.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just early morning flights, one direction take-off and landing, 360
Anonymous
7 years ago
Difficult it is for aircrafts to land here. Only specially trained and qualified Pilots are allowed to fly Leh

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