The airport is in Asia, that is all I know.

Picture with partial cockpit view over mountains

Picture with partial cockpit view showing mountain airport

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to aviation.stackexchange.com! $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Oct 5, 2018 at 9:15
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome. If you still have the URLs in your browser history, please add the sources of the photos to the question, thanks. $\endgroup$
    – user14897
    Oct 6, 2018 at 11:35
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    $\begingroup$ This airport brings a whole new terror to touch'n'go landings $\endgroup$
    – Richard
    Oct 6, 2018 at 17:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Richard Not a touch and go, but missed approach below tree and roof top level through the village. Indeed a whole new terror. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Oct 10, 2018 at 14:23

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The airport is Lukla - Tenzing-Hillary in Nepal.

The aircraft is a Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil helicopter. I found a picture of one that has the same panel layout.

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    $\begingroup$ Other than "tiny airstrip in a mountainous region of Asia" I had absolutely no reason to think "Lukla", yet that's what came to mind. Guess I was right. Time to quit for the day!! $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Oct 5, 2018 at 13:41
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    $\begingroup$ For the uninitiated: Lukla is often seen as the gateway to Sagarmatha/Mount Everest and features an unconventional runway which slopes noticeably down with the slope that it's on, in addition to having a variable slope. $\endgroup$
    – 0xdd
    Oct 5, 2018 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Jules: Oh, and it's also impossible to go around, because of the mountain in the way. $\endgroup$
    – Vikki
    Jan 28, 2019 at 4:13

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