Lete school ground
Mr. Buddha Sherchan suffered from heart attack on the morning of 28th Feb 2012 at Lete (2438m) and we were immediately called for rescue. AJI (B3) took off from Kathmandu without further delay on a rescue mission.
He along with his family members was then flown directly to Neuro Hospital, Basbari, Kathmandu as he seemed in a very critical condition. He was received by the hospital personnel.
Best wishes to Mr. Sherchan and his family for the earliest recovery.
Lete is a village development committee in the Mustang district of Nepal. It’s a scenic place from where you can see from this place- Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna.
Locals helping Mr. Sherchan
Two additional AS 350 series of helicopters have been added to Fishtail Air’s existing fleets. One AS350 B3 has already landed at T.I.A Kathmandu. Both Helicopters will be operational by March 2012. This will make Fishtail Air possessing once again the highest number of fleet in Nepal.
AS 350 B3 Helicopter being the most powerful machine can be operated with safe performance up to an altitude of 23,000ft. The Eurocopter A-Star 350 B series of helicopters have proven to be the most efficient helicopter for high altitude missions for Nepal.
Fishtail Air is a private airline established by professional entrepreneurs in 2001, consists of expert technical team. Fishtail Air’s helicopters are operated by well trained crew and maintenance personnel consisting of Nepalese and Foreign pilots.
Fishtail Air has so far performed numerous significant rescue operations. Some of the extraordinary missions are – “The world’s highest human sling rescue operation” operated in April 2010. The company’s helicopter had played an instrumental role in the “World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting”, conducted by the Nepalese Government on 4th December 2009, at Kalapatthar. Fishtail Air’s helicopters also assists in events like Everest Sky Dive.
Fishtail Air also specializes in Aerial Survey and Filming, Mountain Flights, Heli –Trekking, Pilgrimage Tours, Corporate Charters, Air Ambulance Services, and Project Support flights, Sling Operations, Trans- Border Flight and High Altitude helicopter rescue services.
Fishtail Air aims at providing additional services in the near future, as follows -
1. For safe, reliable, quick and economical operations, the company is placing one helicopter at Lukla and one at Pokhara.
2. With the expertise of foreign rescue pilots, professional mountain guides and well trained Nepalese Pilots, rescue flights will be conducted at different mountain heights, as and when required.
3. Helicopters will be equipped with FM Radio operating on special ‘Rescue Channel’. Expedition teams can communicate with our Aircraft from the Base Camp itself.
4. Special ‘Mail Transfer Service’ from the base camps shall be initiated for the Expedition teams.
Fishtail team at TIA
Mathew from the US was rescued this afternoon from Thorang Phedi (~4,616m). He was on the Annapurna circuit with his friends when he experienced severe altitude sickness and could climb no further. Letting his friends pass him, he decided to descend alone. However, this was too difficult for him and rescue was called for.
AJI (B3) was flown immediately to Thorang Phedi from Kathmandu through Manang Valley passing Tal, Jagat and Chame. Thereafter the same route was followed back to the capital.
We wish Mathew the quickest recovery.
AS 350 B3 Helicopter up in the Air
This is just to inform to you about our helicopter B3 –AJI that it is up and flying again. She had been under maintenance for a while and now is cleared to rule the skies again.
Thank you all for the support and understanding.
With this we would also like to bring to your notice about our new addition the the fleet that we have. Introducing 9N-AKA, AS350 B2 and another B3. B3 will be here by end of February and the B2 in operation by mid march.
Fishtail Air team thanks all once again for your co-operation with all our operations and we look forward to flying with you.
Best wishes for the season. May we all prosper together.
AS 350 B3 Helicopter - New
AS 350 B2 Helicopter
Our Bell helicopter AII flew to Besisahar for scenic shuttles for locals and other interested people on the 17th. Interestingly, it has so far flown more than 100 people of all ages. Fishtail Air team consisting of Capt. Ashish, Rtd. Col. O.P Shrestha and Dilak Shrestha have been stationed there. They are still flying people around giving them a tour of Lamjung district viz. Ghaley Gaun, Ghana Pokhara and the valley besides.
Besisahar – the capital of Lamjung district- a village at approx. 2700ft with a population of about 7,000. Lamjung festival was in full swing since the 17th of Feb. for tourism, agricultural, hydropower, and cultural development of the district. They were to have around 100 stalls exhibiting local, cultural and other miscellaneous products. Lamjung has a huge share in honey, orange and cardamom production.
Promotion of heli flights in these small towns and villages has given a great boost to their identity and we are glad to be able to help with it.
Passenger boarding Helicopter to Experience Heli Tour
View from Ghana Pokhara
With the local childern