Martinlest wrote:Hi.. Yes, that's right, as I say in my post. But there must be a standard 'procedure' (with a small 'p', as it were) that airlines use when they leave VNPK - in other words, the 'usual' headings flown to get over the peaks. If you just follow your eye, you get into trouble with ridges around the corner that you struggle to get over.
I suppose it unlikely that any of the relatively few people with that knowledge are going to read my query...
Martinlest wrote:A bit of a shot in the dark, but wondering if anyone can link me to information showing departure procedures for VNPK (current airport, not the new one coming online soon), 04/22. Taking off (this is an X-Plane question, I should add!) in a single/turbo prop (so with relatively limited climb power) immediately presents terrain issues if you head the 'wrong' way. The airport has no set departure procedures AFAIK (no SID), but there must be a way in which airlines (Yeti or whoever) always navigate their takeoffs for maximum ground clearance. Ideally a Nepali pilot who uses VNPK will see this, but failing that little miracle, any info would be appreciated. I have not been able to find any freely downloadable charts for VNPK either..
77west wrote:It is possible the airlines have their own proprietary RNP procedures that are not public. You may be able to approximate it by looking at Flightaware or something like that.
Martinlest wrote:Thanks for the links and comments. I haven't actually flown into a hillside on my practice takeoffs - it is quite 'do-able' (though a lot harder to avoid hazardous terrain, I found, than any other VFR route in Nepal I have set up in the past: I sometimes clear terrain by less than 100' or so, which is clearly not good!) but having Googled for a while with no real insight coming up, thought I'd post here.
zeke wrote:77west wrote:It is possible the airlines have their own proprietary RNP procedures that are not public. You may be able to approximate it by looking at Flightaware or something like that.
Doubt that, the runways marking and lights are not to IFR standards.
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