Dispatch: Jumla

Published on September 29, 2011 by in Dispatches


With a 2,000-foot paved runway at only 7,815 feet MSL, Jumla is regarded by pilots as one of the best airports in Western Nepal. When Goma Air’s new Caravans touched down there for the first time last February, the pilots were met by a huge crowd, a band, and reporters. Not quite as big a reception as Lindbergh’s arrival in Paris in 1927 … but close!

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Dispatch: Goin’ to Kathmandu

Published on May 6, 2011 by in Dispatches


Ferrying small airplanes around the planet is boring at times, nerve-wracking at others, but always a fun way to see the world. Come along as Aidan ferries a Cessna Caravan from Seattle to Kathmandu via Bangor, the Azores, Malta, Luxor, and Oman.

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