Event Day

Event Date
10 July 2021

10:00 AM

IST Time
3:30 PM

Event Information

IVAO India Events is proud to present our first ever Dangerous Approach Challenge event at Paro airport (ICAO: VQPR)


We invite all the IVAO members to come and take part in this event to prove their flying skills. Feel free to fly into VQPR between 1000Z to 1200Z and be prepared before you take the approach challenge.

We recommend you to practice on your simulator prior before attempting during our event hours.


Paro International Airport is the sole international airport of the four airports in Bhutan. With surrounding peaks as high as 5,500 m (18,000 ft), it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports, and fewer than two dozen pilots are certified to land at the airport.

Flights to and from Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions only and are restricted to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset.

PLEASE read our guide and follow instructions carefully in order to make a successful flight. 

  • You are welcome to fly into VQPR from any airport of your choice between 1000Z and 1200Z
  • During this event, we will be not allowing any Departures from VQPR due to ATC traffic congestion
  • If you miss your approach please conduct a normal MISSED APPROACH procedure as per your aircraft operating handbook and carefully follow all instructions mentioned in our guide. If you attempt three missed approaches then ATC will instruct you to divert your flight to your alternate airport as per your flight plan 
  • Aircrafts Permitted: Light or Medium wake turbulence category fleet such as A320, B737, ATR, etc. Heavy wake turbulence category aircraft will be not permitted for this event
  • Callsign of your choice.
  • All flights flying in should be IFR to VFR flight. Remember to put (Y) in the rule of ATC flight plan for IFR to VFR flight.
  • Make sure your flight plans are correctly filed according to our guide
  • Have enough fuel on board, you may be asked to hold depending upon the arrival congestion
  • Make sure you have all required 3D terrain sceneries installed on your simulator to enjoy your approach
  • Make sure you also have the Airport scenery installed on your simulator
  • Simulation in real-world weather conditions
  • Follow ATC instructions at all times (If ATC asks you to hold at a certain altitude please do so). Since this is a simulation we would recommend you comply with all the ATC instructions during your flight.
  • Only successful landings will be awarded Aviation Celebrations and Events Award from India Division.



ATC Services throughout the region will be provided by India Division ATC Operations. Expect real-world Pilots and ATC members to provide you all the ATC services for this event.

ATC Services will start from 1000Z to 1200Z and will be providing extended hours of operations depending upon the traffic.

India Division will be providing a full ATC Service at Paro (ICAO: VQPR).

India Division members can book their ATC slots. Click Here





by IVAO India Division

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