A flight trip for Trip Advisor (www.tripadvisor.com) team of 6 including Country Manager and Territory Manager from India was arranged with Fishtail Air Helicopter on 14th March 2013. An hour long trip took them to a snow clad mountains of Langtang Range. As a special trip they boarded the flight straight from the Club Himalaya premise at Nagarkot and flew upto Lantang and back. An hour long halt at Kyanjing Gompa was a delight to enjoy their warm breakfast, steaming tea and great vista right before them. It was indeed an awesome experience to fly the team says Captain Ashish who flew B3 [Juliet India] for this mission. Trip Advisor® is the world’s largest online travel site, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. It offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices. We hope that they were able to able to collect lots of happy memories from this trip and wish them the very best.
Heli Sightseeing & Tours
Mr.Sanjaya Kumar Bhatta from India was rescued today from Simikot on our B2 (9N-AKA) helicopter. He was on his pilgrimage to the Holy Kailash Mansarovar when he fell seriously sick because of the high altitude. He immediately called for rescue.
Our helicopter at the moment was based in Simikot and Captain Deepak flew him to Kathmandu.
We wish him the earliest recovery.
Our B3 helicopter is still based at Simikot for the Pilgrimage mission and other rescues on standby.
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.
Blessed with natural beauty and a rich cultural history, Nepal is one of the most frequented travel destinations in Asia. This tiny Himalayan nation encompasses eight of the world’s highest peaks, ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites (eight cultural and two natural heritage sites) and over a hundred ethnic groups. To explore the country on board a helicopter is one of the best experiences. Helicopter tours operated by Fishtail Air allow you to discover the cultural and natural treasures of Nepal in a special way.
Kathmandu, the capital city, is a blend of the old and the new. Made up of three medieval kingdoms – Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur, the city’s ancient monuments share space with modern malls and high rise buildings. Taking an aerial city sightseeing tour gives you a whole new perspective of the entire valley. Starting your tour from Tribhuvan International Airport, you fly above the iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites. Aerial views of Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and the three ancient Durbar (palace) Squares standing proudly amidst a maze of concrete buildings is simply breathtaking and unforgettable. Enjoying the bird’s eye view of the valley, surrounded by green hills and mountains, you almost find the legend of the valley being once a lake convincing.
For those who want to fly further and explore the high Himalayan regions, Fishtail Air has created heli trekking and mountain flight products. Fly past the high glacial lakes and valleys, and the world’s tallest peaks in the Everest Region. Marvel at the bird’s eye view of the flaming rhododendron forests and snowy pinnacles in the Annapurna region. Take on the Tamang Heritage Trail via air, and discover the magnificent panorama of the Langtang Range and the Tibetan peaks. Take a thrilling ride to the tropical jungle in the Terai lowlands and enjoy wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park.
Take a ride with Fishtail Air and explore Nepal in a special way.
Article: Usha Rai, Photo Courtesy: Manish Jung Joshi
The latest in the long line of celebrities to fly with Fishtail Air is none other than acclaimed American mountaineer, filmmaker & author David Breashears. Best known for his involvement on path-breaking films on Mount Everest and the Himalayas (feature films – ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, documentaries – ‘Everest’, ‘Red Flag Over Tibet, ‘Storm Over Everest’ etc), David has summitted Mount Everest five times. He pulled off his fifth summit while filming on the mountain.
On December 2nd, 2011 David Breashears took an aerial sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley on board Fishtail Air’s Bell Jet Ranger . Capt. Ashish Sherchan flew Breashears high over the city, allowing him to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the entire valley.
Early this morning we flew a lovely couple- Arlene Devermont and Dennis Devermont from Los Angeles- on a heli tour to Annapurna Base Camp South (~13400ft).
Captain Steve picked them up from the ‘Lakecity’ (Pokhara Airport) and directly flew them to the Base Camp where they had 30 minutes of ground time to enjoy the astonishing 360 degree view and click pictures. They were thereafter flown back to Pokhara.
We hope that you had a delightful experience.
Thank you for flying Fishtail Air.
Our Bell helicopter flew to Pheriche (14340ft) this morning to pick up Business Tycoon Vinod Mittal and his friends for Kathmandu.
Captain Steven flew 9N-AII directly from Kathmandu to Pheriche and back to Kathmandu. Vinod Mittal is the sibling of International Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and the son of Mohan Lal Mittal.
Our AS 350 B3 AJI flew 6 passengers most of whom were Chinese to Syangboche this afternoon. Wu Zhiynam, Cheun Likin, Ms. Ding Haiqiong, Huang Foruns and Wuzhi Uwa were accompanied by Ms. Shital Sharma and they were all flown on our machine by Capt. Deepak.
The group spent the night at Hotel Everest View and were picked up next day for a delightful Heli flight back to Kathmandu.
Thank you for flying with Fishtail Air.
Three Australian citizens experienced a spectacular tour with Fishtail Air.
Early on the 30th of September our Helicopter AJI departed Kathmandu for Hotel Everest View -3800m (Syangboche) from where we picked the three and a guide for a mountain flight towards the prodigious Everest Region. After the heli tour they were dropped at Kongde Resort (4250m) for the evening.
The next day they were again picked up from Kongde and flown to Kathmandu.
We wish them a safe journey home.
We stationed our AS350B2 – AIW at Simikot (2190m) since the 14th of May this year for shuttles to Hilsa and back. We started this mission to provide ease of access to all our religious clients who want to visit Kailash Mansarovar.
Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva and a place of eternal bliss, is the most sacred peak for the Hindus. Equally holy is the Manasarovar Lake. Bathing in the sacred Lake Manasarovar is considered an essential part of the entire pilgrimage.
It has been a month now since we started with this one of a kind service with rotational duties of our crew. We initially had Swiss Captain Jurg Segessennmann stationed there for the mission until recently Captain Deepak Rana replaced him. So far we have carried out more than 400 pilgrims from Simikot to Hilsa in the past month. Today the 15th of June we had 35 passengers going up from Simikot. AIW is still based at Simikot and the mission is still on.
We congratulate the crew and the team for such an achievement and all our passengers for flying with us.