Gunpilot's Challenging Flights - Nepal to India

Welcome to the 35th flight event in the Gunpilot’s Challenging Flights adventure series. Over the next two weeks we will be flying through the mountainous regions of Nepal, finally reaching our destination just across the border into India. This flight covers approx 300NM so it will be broken down into two relatively equal parts - Part 1 being flown this week and Part 2 the following week.

This flight was put together around 6 months ago and was based on the old grand Caravan but it has been “tweaked” to cater for the newly modelled Caravan, and is again guaranteed to give you more of the heart pounding and sweaty palms experience that you have come to expect from Gunpilot’s flight events.

Part 1 will have us flying more in the foothills of the Himalayas, but we will still be flying as high as 17000ft. The second leg (Part 2) will see us really stretching the upper ceiling of the Caravan’s limits, with the highest flying level reaching to just over 21000ft. We will be landing at 12 actual airstrips/airports along the route, with some challenging out-landings and a glide thrown in to really test how adept you have become over the past three events with managing the new model Caravan. Thermal underwear and supplementary oxygen will be items you need to pack for this flight :grinning: .

When: Friday 11th June @ 2300 UTC

Where: NEPAL

Flight Duration: Approx 3hrs (depending on numbers attending)

Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan (as always as flight planned around Caravan performance)


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Nepal_to_India_Part_1.pln (6.7 KB)

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Cessna Caravan as all landing and other challenges built into flight are
tailored for this aircraft specifically

Turn Damage mode off as you will most likely suffer at least hard
landings if not full on crashes

Bring plenty of Duc Tape for running repairs

Crash Helmets are optional, Prayers are advisable

Embrace “SLEW” as it will be your friend by the end of the flight

Practicing to make Caravan landing approaches at IAS of between 40-50knts max will see you nailing difficult landings with ease and precision.

Make it easy on yourself to navigate around the route and accurately pinpoint the exact landing areas by downloading and using the free “LittleNavMap” s/w you can get on the web - you will never open the standard sim VFR Map again once you have tried this fantastic app that integrates seamlessly with MSFS2020.

Nepal_to_India_Part_1.pln (6.7 KB)