Ultralight in Nepal
What is Ultralight Flying?
Ultralight or microlight aviation is the flying of a lightweight, 1 or a 2-seater fixed-wing aircraft. Many aviation authorities set up definitions of lightweight, slow-flying airplanes that were bound to be subject to minimal regulations because of people looking for affordable powered flight during the late 1970s and the 80s.
When you look at some of the prosperous countries in the world, ultralights account for a significant percentage of the global civilian-owned aircraft but in a country like Nepal, it has been used as a form to attract tourists and adventure seekers. Professional ultralight flights started in Nepal in 1997 and is claimed to be the first in South Asia.
These flights are another medium and offer a unique perspective to experience the full spectrum of the magnificent nature with its birds-eye view.
Ultralight flying is still new to Nepal and can only be found in Pokhara but with many companies providing the service.