A team of six dignitaries from ‘Himal Power’ were on an official visit to Kirne- power plant site. Captain Deepak JB Rana was in charge of the mission and the helicopter. Our helicopter 9N-AIW –the Cobra took off from Kathmandu with Mr. Carl Martin Faaannessen and Mr. Narayan Devkota on board to Charikot (headquarter of Dolakha district) whereby IW picked up additional passengers- Lt. Colonel Mr. Yam Bahadur Sapkota, CDO Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhattarai, DSP Mr Diraj Pratap Singh, NID incharge Mr. Badri K.C. From Charikot they were flown directly to Kirne. After the sight survey and related observation and preferred ground time they were all dropped back to Charikot and then to Kathmandu in sequence of where each individual was picked up.
Thank you for flying with Fishtail Air and we hope we can be of more help in near future to develop the on going projects within the country.
Late Capt. Sabin Basnyat
We at Fishtail Air feel honored to be notified by Helicopter Association International Late Captain Sabin Basnyat has been selected as the winner of HAI’s Eurocopter Golden Hour Award for his performance in the 29 April 2010 Fishtail/Air Zermatt rescue on Mount Annapurna when they made history by successfully carrying out the Highest Sling Rescue operation from 6900m. The award is to be presented to a representative on the 7th of March 2011, Orlando.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
All the things he has done for us and all the lives he has saved shall never be forgotten and he will forever remain our star.
Heli sightseeing @ Syangboche
The mean machine 9N-AJI was flown by Capt. Deepak JB Rana this very day when the weather was on our side. Our Brasilian consorts Mr. Eugenio Fuser Jr. and Mr. Pedro Paulo Drummond also entered our ‘Lucky Few’ list as they enjoyed the panoramic natural artistry of the King of Naturally Nepal- The Himalayas. This incredible flight started from the capital to Lukla and subsequently to Syangboche (3841m). After a stop at Syangboche they were flown again around the Khumbu Valley through the shade of Kala Patthar and then back to Syangboche- Lukla and thereafter back to Kathmandu. This is still one of the most delightful flights you could choose.
Thank you for flying with us and we hope you carry the memories and recognition of our country within you. Happy Nepal Tourism Year 2011!
Everest region sightseeing
While some people were lucky to win a free ticket to Bryan Adams’ concert for the eve, Mrs. Bishnu Devi Poudel from Birgunj was ill fated this day as she had a major motorbike accident. She suffered from severe head injuries and was enduring tremendous amount of pain before Fishtail Air’s 9N- AIK commanded by Capt. Siddhartha Gurung flew for immediate rescue. She was flown directly to Neuro Hospital at Bansbari, Kathmandu where she was enrolled in the Emergency without delay.
Meanwhile a similar accident took place at Bhairahawa and Capt Siddhartha flew on the same aircraft straight away to pick up the patient who was also grieving severe head injuries. This patient was also flown directly to Neuro Hospital ‘Emergency’ immediately.
We thank Captain Siddhartha for flying both times and we here at Fishtail Air are glad of the service we can provide to our people in times of need. We wish both the patients the earliest recovery.
Mrs. S. Shah was in need of immediate medical treatment which was only available at the capital. Mean while Fishtail Air was instantly contacted and Capt. Deepak JB Rana straight away flew the B3-AJI to Dharan B.P.K.H.I.S where the patient was currently undergoing treatment. The mission was successful as he flew Mrs. Shah to Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu.
We wish her the earliest recovery.
Once again we add to the list of ‘The lucky few’, those who chose to fly with us for the stunning view of the monumental Everest Region. They were MR. SEBASTAIN NOGUERA, MR.MANUEL J. NOGUERA and ISABEL M. CUEVAS. Our helicopter AS350 B3- AJI was under command of Capt. Deepak JB Rana who flew them from Kathmandu and back. We at Fishtail hope they carry the imperial experience with them wherever they are travelling and we hope to see you guys again.