Captain Shaukat Hussain Khan of Pakistan International Airlines Corportation

An acknowledgment of a great and safe aviator. He was the unsung hero of PIA who is overlooked, a giant among dwarfs, with a vision beyond making dollars on a flight pattern. He came from Orient Airways and should be placed at the same level as the first MD of PIA, Ispahani for his pioneering…

Incident 10 April 1959 on Eid ul Fitr

On 10 April 1959, an Indian Air Force photo reconnaissance Canberra bomber intruded into Pakistan air space and the air engagement which followed with Pakistan Air Force fighter interceptors resulted in the shooting down of the bomber. Such violations had occurred earlier but the intruding aircraft had managed to quickly slip back into their own…

Runway Markings [Pilot Refresher]

Runway Markings In the interest of safety, regularity or efficiency of aircraft operations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended for the guidance of the public the following airport marking (Runway numbers and lettered are determined from the approach direction. The number is the whole number nearest one-tenth the magnetic azimuth of the centreline of…

Heavier than Air 1934 to 1977 Facts, Feats and Records (Civil)

Facts, Feats and Records 1934 to 1977 1934 8-9 August: First non-stop flight from Canada to Britain by J.R. Ayling and L.G. Reid, from Wasaga Beach, Ontario to Heston. 20 October: Start of the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. 22 October-4 November: First flight from Australia to the United States. 8 December: Inauguration…

The September 11 attacks

The United States has so many intelligence agencies supplying information to their respective heads of the department, either military or civilian, that its practical coordinated output to safeguard the country is compromised. Each agency has its own agenda and competing interests and the loser is the country. The security administration is top heavy with little…

The Bouncing Bomb

The inspiration for the bouncing bomb, which some say is more legend than truth, came on the backyard patio at the Wallises’ Effingham home in the spring of 1942. Easter vacations brought the entire Wallis family together – Barnes and Molly and their four children, as well as their two adopted nephews. The gathering sparked…

Contact Update

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