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The maximum pilot

Maximov once told me “Every flight is pilgrimage” because it reminded him of how humans paled into insignificance amidst the majesty and magnitude of these mountains.


Eye in the sky

Russian pilot of sight-seeing flight radioed Pokhara about the Seti flood and possibly saved many lives Captain Alexander Maximov used to fly MiG fighters in Russsia before coming to Nepal to work for Avia Club in Pokhara. On Saturday morning he had taken a tourist up the Seti Valley in his blue single-engined Ukrainian-made Aeroprakt […]


New dawn in Pokhara

Even if you have seen a Pokhara sunrise many times, nothing prepares you for the sheer stupendousness (if that word doesn’t exist, it should) of a new day dawning over the Annapurnas. Sarangkot now has traffic jams at sunrise, so we decided to go up to the World Peace Pagoda. We got there while it […]


Heaven on earth

If you ask me what the most memorable day of my life is, it would have to be when I hopped on a two-seater Aeroprakt of Avia Club in Pokhara for a one-hour flight through heaven recently. The Ukrainian-built Aeroprakt is like a toy plane, and seemingly as easy to fly. We take off effortlessly […]



 

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