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Gelephu Airport

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Gelephu Airport
Gelephu Airport
Gelephu Airport
IATA: GLU ICAO: VQGP
Type Public
City Gelephu
Runways
Runway Length Material
11/29 1500m × 35m Asphalt
Scenery tile e090n20
TerraSync n/a
Download


Control Tower of Gelephu domestic airport

Gelephu Domestic Airport is one of the three Domestic Airports in Bhutan. It is located in the south, next to the border with India in a district called Sarpang at an elevation of 984 feet MSL.

Flying at Gelephu

Some rules

  • No Radar facilities are available at Yonphula Aerodrome.
  • No night landing/bad weather facilities
  • Strong anabatic wind in the afternoon may give raise to moderate to severe turbulence; it is recommended to restrict flight movement to the morning.
  • After departure climb initially 18.000 ft on QNH maintaining visual to terrain/obstacle and report over designated compulsory reporting points.
  • Avoid flying over yellow rooftop i.e., (dzongs, monastery, temples)
  • Flight shall be permitted to take-off and land between sunrise and sunset for all types of flight operations.

Runway 11/29

  • RWY 11 Direction 118°
  • RWY 29 Direction 298°

Navaids

  • FIX “GELPU” - at Field

ATC

  • ATIS - n/a
  • Tower - 122.65 Mhz
  • Ground - n/a

Airlines

  • Druk Air
  • Tashi Air

Top destinations

Domestic:

Regular aircraft

  • ATR 42-500

Scenery

The development of the scenery The Kingdom of Bhutan started 2014. At this time, there were already 2 airports. Paro Intl. Airport and Yongphulla Airport. But there is a lot more in this country.

Development themes:

  • added Fixes, Navigational Aids and Airways
  • added Layout (850-standard) with parking position, roads and windsocks for Bathpalathang and Gelephu approved
  • updated Layout (850-standard) for Paro and Yongphula approved
  • Realistic 3D models: Terminals, Control Towers, Instuments, Fances, Signs and more all Rembrandt ready
  • AI Ground Network for all Bhutanese airports
  • AI Liveries for airlines Druk Air and Tashi Air
  • AI Traffic for both Bhutanese airlines

Download via mediafire

You can download the scenery The Kingdom of Bhutan for testing: download FGscenery_TKOB.zip (~3 MB)

Please read the Readme file and follow the instructions. The download contains the airports Gelephu, Bathpalathang and Yongphulla. Please set Terrasync to download the Paro Airport and Terrain automaticly.

Download via TerraSync

In TerraSync this airport not exist (status 10/2014). You have to download the custom scenery. See download above.