The imaginative conversion of this Airbus 330-300 aircraft into Kathmandu’s Aviation Museum is the brainchild of Capt Bed Upreti. His inspiration is former US President John F Kennedy, who once said: “Ask not what your country can do for your country but what you can do for your country.” New York’s main airport, JFK, is now named after him.
CaptUpreti has flown various aircraft types in his native Nepal, as well as in India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Oman, Cyprus, Italy, France and the USA, as well as visited over 80 countries.
In 2012 he bought a decommissioned Fokker 100 aircraft transported it in pieces to re-assemble it in Dhangadi in far-western Nepal to set up an Aviation Museum as a tourist attraction in the region. Museums can…
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