WHAT ARE THE REGULAR TYPES OF FLIGHTS YOUR COMPANY OPERATES?
We offer a wide range of flights as per the clients’ interests and needs. VIP Flights, Skydiving, Human Sling operations, pilgrimage tours, Aerial Mountain sightseeing, rescue and evacuation, surveys, aerial filming and photography, charter, heli-trekking, trans-border flights are some of the flights on offer. Flights can also be catered according to the needs of the clients.
WHAT KIND OF AIRCRAFT DOES YOUR FLEET HOLD?
Our fleet consists of 2 choppers with 1+ 6 passenger seating capacity, all configurations excluding the pilot and subjective to both payload and altitude.
AS350 B3E (Eurocopter): French Airbus helicopter, 1+6 seater, can fly up to 23000 feet.
HOW EXPERIENCED ARE YOUR PILOTS?
Our pilots provide you with the best tours with extensive flying experience in and around the high mountain terrains, high altitude and confined area operations along with excellent narration and knowledge of the locations. Each of our pilots receives regular re-current proficiency training conforming to CAA Nepal’s requirements and set standards. We also bring outside professional instructors into our company every year to evaluate and train our pilots with latest techniques and information.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN A HELICOPTER HOLD? WHAT ARE THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS?
The AS 350 helicopters can accommodate 5/6 passengers plus the pilot. The weight and balance of the helicopter requires proper seating arrangement. This system is used to equally distribute the weight ensuring the pilot a level for safe flying platform.
There is one seat to the pilot’s left and four/five seats directly behind. Our helicopters are made for touring so each seat provides an excellent view for all passengers. Special requests for certain seats will be granted if allowed by our weight and balance system. Safety is Manang Air’s primary concern.
DO YOU OPERATE PILGRIMAGE TOURS?
Different pilgrimage tours are available to our clients. Mt. Kailash (6638m), Muktinath (3798m), Damodar Kunda (4890m), Gosainkunda (4380m), Halesi Mahadev, Lumbini are some of our popular pilgrimage tour sites.
WHAT IS HELI-TREKKING?
Heli-trekking is one of the services that has been gaining popularity especially among those who have limited time but yet seek to experience adventures. Our helicopters will drop you at a point from where you can trek to a certain point of your choice. We can then pick you up at the desired point according to the time and preference.
WHAT IS A HELI-TOUR?
Heli-tour is an excellent means of discovering the scenic brilliance the mystical land of Nepal has on offer. Heli-tours are perfect to those who do not have much time to trek. With high terrains, places can be difficult to reach via land transport. With a variety of helicopter tours in the high Himalayan regions, you can pick any destination from the collection of exciting locations and more than 100 peaks with 8 of them among the tallest in the world. Popular heli-tour locations include Upper Mustang Tour, Muktinath, Damodar Kunda, Mount Kailash, Lumbini, to name a few.
DO YOU OFFER HELI-SKYDIVING?
Yes. Heli-skydiving is another adventure that has become more and more popular in the skies of Nepal. We are always eager to offer our services for your satisfaction according to your needs and desires.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION?
Emergency medical evacuations are used to pull out clients from any part of the country in case of any sort of emergencies or health conditions. The operation is well equipped with all the necessary facilities required to provide medical attention to the clients. We then fly patients to any of the best hospitals in the nations such as Norvic Hospital, Grande Hospital and Bayoda that are very well equipped to provide the best medical attention to clients. We won’t hesitate to take you to a hospital of your own choosing as well.
SHOULD WE TAKE ANTI-MOTION SICKNESS PILLS?
If you are prone to motion sickness, we would suggest taking something before you fly. Our helicopters do provide a smooth ride and most people just do fine!
WHAT ARE THE HELICOPTER CHARTER RATES?
Rates are applied on hourly basis
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS YOU ACCEPT?
All the basic payment methods are accepted gladly. Clients can choose to pay us via cash, cheque, credit cards or telex transfer. In case of emergencies, clients can also present guarantee letters from insurance companies. Payment should be made before the flight or immediately after the flight through credit card.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT WHILE TRAVELING IN A HELICOPTER?
No, unless specified by qualified medical personnel, we do not impose an age limit for flying with us on our aircraft.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WHILE ON A FLIGHT?
No reasons you cannot! Our B3 helicopter has small sliding windows installed at the front passengers’ window from where you could take your lens out to capture the elegance brewing from enchanting peaks and mesmerizing terrains. We have found through guest comments that a 35mm with ASA 400 or higher with a wide-angle lens works good. Our tours offer some of the most unique photo taking opportunities anywhere on the planet.
DOES THE WEATHER CONDITION AFFECT HELICOPTER OPERATIONS?
Yes. All helicopters in Nepal operate in Visual Flying Rules (VFR) conditions and hence for any flight to take place, we need good weather conditions with clear visibility according to the flight operation rule requirements.
DO YOU OPERATE TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES? IS CHARTERING TO INDIA OR BHUTAN A POSSIBILITY?
Yes, we do operate across the border with special permissions from the Civil Aviation.
For trans-border flights to India and Bhutan, we would require you to make bookings as early as possible with an initial down payment which would help us to make necessary preparations and requests to fly from the Civil Aviation Authorities of both countries.
ARE THERE OTHER FLIGHT OPTIONS BESIDES THE ONES IN THE WEBSITE?
We can set up almost any flight you have in mind. If there’s something special you want to do, let us know and we will do our best to make it happen.
WHAT ARE THE PEAK SEASONS OF YOUR OPERATION?
We do not have an off-season as cargo-food, rescue operations and medical evacuations and other ops keep us engaged. However, the tourist seasons in Nepal could be mentioned to be March-May and October-Mid December.