Sponsored Links:
Commercial Flight SchoolCharter FlightsModel AirplanesAirport ParkingCheap Flights,   Discount Digital Cameras

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  74 of 140  
  74 of 140  

Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:


Aircraft Taken at
More: -
More: -
More: Leh - Kushok Bakula Rinpoche (IXL / VILH)
More: India, July 2008
Remark Photographer
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.
More: Nitin Sarin - AirTeamImages
Contact Nitin Sarin - AirTeamImages
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 25,446
Photo added: August 27, 2008
Average views per day: 12

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (6)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
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.

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
View more albums and create your own