Ultralight Aircraft Adventure in The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
Ultra Light Aircraft is the way to fulfill one's imagination by flying in the cloud just like a bird. It is a form of free flight which gives you the rewarding experience of flying that one rarely gets the chance to do. It is a quiet and peaceful experience without fear, floating comfortably in the clouds. Ultra Light Aircraft offers you scenic views and the ability to enjoy the freedom of towering above the earth and gliding through the sky with a bird's eye view. You will fly above the twisty rivers, breathtaking valleys, ancient, culturally, rich and diverse villages and dense forests, all backed by the Himalayan mountain range.
Ultra Light Aircraft is a small light weight airplane with an engine. Once launched in to the air, this aircraft, in the right conditions can switch off its engine and glide through the air almost like a hang-glider. The cockpit can be either enclosed or open depending on the aircraft. It gets its name for its light weight frame and was originally designed to be a cheap way for the armature air sport recreationalist to get air borne.
During an Ultra light flight, you can have the experience of free flight without the danger or risk associate with complete free flight. You have the engine to help in landing and takeoff and should weather conditions change. In the early days, the status of these aircraft used to be poor due to fragile and unstable design. Nowadays with proper building and registration methods, the ultra light is a unique, safe and fun way to fly. There is just enough room in the cockpit for you and your pilot, the bubble dome like window allows you spectacular views without being exposed to the weather elements. So you can sit back in comfort and enjoy your moment in the clouds. And of course, your pilot is full trained and registered to make sure your flight is safe and enjoyable.
In Nepal you can go on a flight from Pokhara. The ultra light seasons extends from September to June and flights depart daily form Pokhara airport, weather conditions permitting. The best time to fly is early in the morning. An ultra light allows you to get up to heights of 5000m and it allows you more control and direction to cover greater distance that paragliding or hot air ballooning.