A grandmother watches the mountains go by at VERY close range on the flight from Khorog to Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
We hope the pilots still get danger pay for this route, as they did under Soviet times. Not only do they deserve it, but the passengers do, too.
We were told afterwards that the maximum elevation of the flight was 4,200 meters (but some of the mountains around were 5,000+ meters!) with a speed of 350 km/hour. The pilot swore the closest we got to the mountains was 300 meters, but it sure looked and felt A LOT closer than that!
Read more about and see the video from this beautiful and terrifying flight.