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We had to follow the An-12 that is still on the runway, through the Kabul valley. Not too hard since she left a huge smoke trail for us to follow. Ahead of the runway are the suburbs of Kabul, the huge hills and beyond those you can clearly see the icy peaks of the HinduKush mountains (19.000ft ASL). Imagine the performance calculations needed for a heavy departure! What a view.
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Photo Added: February 26, 2010

Comments (31)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Reminds me of the Andes range! thanks
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! Amazing view. 5 stars of course! Mat
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice shot with the nice mountain covered by snow
Anonymous
7 years ago
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5* +++
André Nunes - Azores Spotters
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a magic! 10*
Anonymous
7 years ago
JPC: stunning shot from Kabul Airport and its wonderful scenery ! hopefully peace will soon come to this country ! keep on posting pictures from there... greetings from Germany
Anonymous
7 years ago
Spectacular view
Anonymous
7 years ago
Absolutely stunning!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Outstanding! This is one of the best short final overviews I have ever seen.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful landscape
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, this really is an incredible picture. Such a majestic sight, almost surreal. One of the best approach pictures on a.net, thank you for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Gorgeous.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome background !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Those mountains are mystical in appearance... should have filmed lord of the rings there :P
Anonymous
7 years ago
Unbelievable view! it's like an art work, thank you so much my dear friend for sharing this great shot with us.
-Shary
Anonymous
7 years ago
If the airport weren't located in Afghanistan, I could say I would like to visit it!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Out of this world!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Dramatic scenery
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing! Speechless! 5* -Jason
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing picture. How sad with whats happening there. What a beautiful planet we have, this picture shows it! Man & machine as one. Excellent photo! What kind of plane were you in? :-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wonderful !! What a view !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magical 'floating' mountains. A beautiful picture from a region where there have been too many 'ugly' pictures.
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a graet view. It seems like the high mountains in the back ground are made by photoshop.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice pictures and remark! Thanks for Sharing/ Greetings Jeroen S
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the most beautiful runway..ever
Anonymous
7 years ago
It doesn't look real! Wow! You expect to see Indiana Jones go flying by in an old tri-motor or Pan Am Clipper.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning landscape
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great picture!!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Gorgeous view, nice picture.

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