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I present to you , India's highest airfield where civilian aircraft land! Welcome to Leh, capital of the Ladakh region in Northern India. Set amongst the Himalayas, at 11,500 feet MSL, there is only one entry and exit route into this Airport. Planes have to make a steep left bank between two high mountains and approach the runway. The runway has no lights and hence, no night time landing is possible. An interesting fact is, that 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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A visitor from India posted Tue November 10, 2009:
Difficult it is for aircrafts to land here. Only specially trained and qualified Pilots are allowed to fly Leh

A visitor from Spain posted Tue June 2, 2009:
Just early morning flights, one direction take-off and landing, 360

A visitor from - posted Sun January 4, 2009:
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.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu August 28, 2008:
Nice picture. An amazing airfield where I want to fly to.

A visitor from - posted Wed August 27, 2008:
Breath taking pic Nitin! What an amazing airport it must be.Well done-Yash

A visitor from - posted Wed August 27, 2008:
Great Shot Mate, perfectly highlights the awesome beauty of our great country.

Cheers - Vishal Jolapara.

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