Direction Finding

The earth’s relationship to the rest of the solar system and the position of the stars in the sky help to locate any position on its surface. Its revolution on its axis produces the changes from light to darkness and its orbit around the sun produces the seasons, for the earth is tilted at an…

Aerial Combat

Some comments by Elliot White Springs, an American fighter ace of the Great War (WWI): The heavens were the grandstand and only the gods were spectators. The stake was the world and the game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports and the most fascinating. It got in the blood like…

PIA 1954-2016

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA), the flag carrier of Pakistan, was formed on May 25, 1954. The Lockheed Super Constellation (L-1049C),  a four engine propeller driven flying machine, was acquired as the initial equipment, three in number, and the airline flew its first service on June 7, 1954 on sector Karachi to Dacca. This was…