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Aerial Work at Everest Region!

Aerial work is one of the difficult action to perform in higher altitude which was performed by Fishtail air and has successfully completed on May 12, 2017 in Everest Region-Lobuche Glacier (4940m) and Gorakshep Glacier (5164m). Our AS350 B3e (9N-AJQ) was piloted by Caption Maurizio Folini and supported by Technician Mr. Hari Giri for this action. This aerial work was for Glaciology Study.

By: Sumit Shrestha

Living legend in the world of Mountaineering with Fishtail Air

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Reinhold Messner – Living Legend


Under the command of Capt. Maurizio Folini, Reinhold Messner flew with Fishtail Air’s helicopter on 29th and 2nd November. 72 year old Messner, is from Italy and is well known mountaineer, adventurer, author as well as explorer. He initiated his mission climbing Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.

He had been visiting to Nepal since early 1970s, and had successfully climbed Manaslu, Mount Everst, K2, Kanchanjunga, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Lhotse and several other peaks. It won’t be huge mistake if we regard Messner a living legend in the world of Mountaineering. Also well known as MEP for Italian Green Party in 1999, he was founder of Messner Moutain Museum. He is well known writer for sharing his experience, as he has published 60 books till date.

Currently he is engaged in shooting documentary in Nepal for German Production House. Apart from promoting Nepal’s tourism sector, the documentary is expected to glow Nepalese mountains further as well. His involvement in this project was duly supported by Fishtail Air. These two days of flight through Fishtail Air helped German Production House in collecting scenic beauty of Mountains in Eastern Nepal.

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MAF Fishtail Collaboration goes beyond a year

The collaboration of MAF International, a Christian Organization that flies in the most isolated communities of the world to support the extremely suffering mass of people, & the Fishtail Air, a leading Helicopter Operators of Nepal has been a year.

After the devastating quake that struck Central Nepal in early 2015, these two organizations began their collaboration under Earthquake Relief Campaign in Nepal. During one year collaboration, MAF & Fishtail Air undertook humanitarian tasks to several isolated quake affected villages. Basic needs like food & water, temporary settlements, Medicine supplies & clothes were delivered to these villages where roadways had no links at all. Moreover, the rescue & evacuation of people trapped in the debris of the quake were also done at large scale.

Fishtail Air would like to congratulate all the personals directly & indirectly related to yearlong collaboration of MAF & Fishtail Air. We also hope the continuity of collaboration that has served the humankind in extreme crisis.

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Fishtail Air is partnering with international NGO, MAF in rescue mission

Fishtail Air is partnering with international NGO Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), to operate an urgently needed helicopter response facility to enable humanitarian and relief workers to reach those most isolated communities in Nepal to bring hope and healing following the earthquake.

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MAF operates the world’s largest fleet of aircraft for humanitarian and development operations and has considerable experience in disaster relief work including flight scheduling, logistics and management of disaster air transport operations. Working together with our helicopters and their disaster expertise, we are in ideal position to get the right people to the right places at the right time to help the people of Nepal recover from this devastating natural disaster.

The service we are offering is aimed at enabling the humanitarian aid community to access affected vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach areas currently not accessible by road or the larger helicopters. The service is primarily for passengers and limited cargo and is available on whole aircraft charter or a shuttle basis (pay for seat) and rates will depend on a number of factors although significant subsidies will be available to all humanitarian agencies.

Happy Children after getting the Food material


Happy Children after getting the Food material

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MAF team at the affected area speaking with the local people

To find out more please contact:
MAF Registration and Booking Office, Fishtail Air, opposite KTM Cargo Terminal entrance, Kathmandu.
Email maf-nepal-bookings@maf.org
Phone: 9813151797 or 9860481977

Fishtail on Rescue Mission after the devastating Earthquake

The devastating earthquake of moment magnitude 7.9 that hit Nepal on April 25 2015 has shaken the entire world. Over 7500 lost their lives and count is still ongoing, twice as much have been injured and billions worth of infrastructures including heritage sites, human habitats and social properties have turned into the debris.

The devastating earthquake also triggered Highland Himalayan Region resulting avalanches in Everest and Langtang Regions, which claimed the lives of over 250 people. Fishtail Air expresses deepest condolences to all those victims who could not survive the cruelest form of nature’s destruction.

However, the team of Fishtail Air feels proud to serve the country and humankind during such tragic moment. The team of Fishtail Air operated Rescue Missions in the most affected regions. The team of pilots including Reto, Maurizio and Ashish Sherchan operated frequent flights in Fishtail Helicopters to Everest Region and rescued the climbers who were trapped in between Camp I and Everest Base Camp during the catastrophic avalanche triggered by the quake. Piloting AKA, AII Helicopters the team of Fishtail Pilots including Niklas, Ranjan, Sujal, Yogendra Mukhiya and Deepak Jung Rana operated rescue missions in the most affected districts like Gorkha Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa. Overall Fishtail Air has brought 1000 victims back to Kathmandu.

Fishtail Air, an integral support for the Mountain Expeditions in Nepal …

Captain Aashish Sherchan recently accomplished the cargo mission to support the Expedition, which is on the verge to begin after a long disrupt caused by last year’s disastrous avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall. B3 Helicopter of Fishtail Air took the flights with the tents and other gears required for the Expedition from Phaplu and dropped at the airstrips of Syangboche.

A sling operation was made to drop the cargo at Syangboche airstrips. Capt. Ranjan Limbu, a new pilot in the aviation industry supported Capt. Sherchan for the 10 days mission.

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Expedition Cargo Mission

Fishtail Air facilitated the world’s most elite Adventure Everest Skydive

Everest Skydive 2014 has been concluded recently on 7th and 8th November. Fishtail Air, the exclusive facilitator of Everest Skydive once again showed its active participation during the event. Everest Skydive, an elite Adventure on the top of world, which is keenly observed by the professional skydivers of the world this year had six skydivers including the crew.

Fishtail Air took six flight loads during the two day event- three each a day. Fishtail AS 350 B3 Helicopter flew to altitude above 15000ft carrying skydivers, who executed tandem and solo jumps from staggering height. Italian Pilot Maurizio Folini took five flight loads and Captain Deepak Rana carried a load with Fishtail Air Helicopter during the event.

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Flying with the Hydropower Equipments- Development is now achievable

Fishtail Air, a brand well known for tough Himalayan Rescues not only serves international clients; its services have benefitted the natives of far-flung rural hamlets in frequent occasions. At the mean time Fishtail Air also serves as goods carriers. Recently, the airline has made the major breakthrough in rural development by transporting the hydropower materials. Beginning to work for infrastructure development in underprivileged regions of Nepal Fishtail Air flew with the transformer, penstock pipe, Turbine, generator, Nozzle pipes etc. from Nele to Sotang of Solukhumbu District in Eastern Nepal.

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Romanian Climber rescued from Dhaulagiri

It was a challenging task to rescue a Romanian National Mr. Alex Gavan from the Camp 2 of Dhaulagiri. The first day of rescue May 11, the rescue team of Fishtail Air flew from Kathmandu. Because of poor visibility due to strong wind and heavy snowfall, the rescue team flew back from Kalapani.

The second day the rescue began early morning. The team flew from Pokhara and made an attempt to rescue the Romanian Climber with the long line from the Camp 2, 6400m. Once again Due to poor visibility, strong wind and snow blowing , the rescue was impossible. Hence the team dropped 2 Sherpas at Camp 1, 6100m. Sherpas climbed up to Camp 2 and brought the climber back to Camp 1. After couple of hours the Romanian climber was in the safe hands of Sherpas at Camp 1. From Camp 1 everyone was rescued. The helicopter flew to Kathmandu via Kalapani after the successful rescue mission.

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Fishtail Air: An exclusive partner with Everest Skydive 2013

Fishtail Air has been operating flights for Everest Skydive from Syangboche Airport this year as well. The unfavorable weather condition in the Himalayas because of the cyclone Phailin in India has affected the weather of entire Indian sub-continent. However, AS350B3 Helicopter 9N-AJI of Fishtail Air is operating at least three flight loads for the Skydive every day. Exclusive partner for this extreme event since its launch in 2007 Fishtail Air also made the flight load with French national Marc Kopp who set a record for being the first disable person to skydive in the shadow of Everest from the ceiling altitude of above 22000 ft on 27 October 2013.

Fishtail Air, has also been involved in carrying the skydivers back to Kathmandu after their successful dives.

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