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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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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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