Flying into Paro, Bhutan…Posted: December 2, 2009
Vickie doesn’t think she’ll fly here!
Who Flies There: Druk Air, the national carrier. Why It’s Harrowing: Tucked into a tightly cropped valley and surrounded by 16,000-foot-high serrated Himalayan peaks, this is arguably the world’s most forbidding airport to fly into. It requires specially trained pilots to maneuver into this stomach-dropping aerie by employing visual flying rules and then approaching and landing through a narrow channel of vertiginous tree-covered hillsides. Only eight pilots in the world are qualified to make this landing.