Pakistan International Airlines from May 1967; Pilot Training and on Fokker Friendship F-27

PIA Flying Training Academy Karachi Airport 1/5/1967-17/6/1969*

Status: Pilot Trainee

Aircraft: Cessna 150: AP-ATB; AP-ATD; AP-ATE; AP-ATZ. Cessna 310B: AP-AKP

*Format: day/month/year; P1 = pilot in command; P1 U/S = Pilot in command under supervision; P2 = Copilot or First Officer

Instructors

  • Flight Lieutenant Retd. F.H.K. Ghori Chief Flying Instructor
  • Group Captain Retd. S.A. Aziz Principal Flying Academy
  • Group Captain Retd. M.J. Khan
  • Group Captain Retd. A.R. Khan
  • Manzoor E. Khan
  • Hyder Baloch Alyani
  • Mahmood

Cross Country: Bholari; Gharo; Hyderabad; Kalu Kahar; Jangshahi; Jhimpir; Mirpur Batoro; Mirpur Khas; Mulla Katiar; Matiari; Matli; Nawabshah; Petaro; Pir Patho; Sujawal; Sari Sing; Thana Bula Khan; Thana Muhammad Khan; Thatta

RAWALPINDI BASE 1/8/1969-26/8/1969

AIRCRAFT FOKKER F-27: AP-AUX; AP-ALW; AP-AUW

STATUS: P2 TRAINING

DAY TRAINING AT RAWALPINDI: 1/8/1969-22/8/1969; INSTRUCTORS: Shaukat Ali; S.A.H. Rizvi

NIGHT TRAINING AT KARACHI: 25/8/1969-26/8./1969; INSTRUCTORS: Manzoor Chaudhri; Mir Rashid

RAWALPINDI BASE 15/9/1969-4/10/1970

STATUS: P2

AIRCRAFT FOKKER F-27: AP-AUX; AP-ALW; AP-AUW; AP-ALX; AP-ATO; AP-ALM; AP-ALN

CHIEF PILOT Mushtaq Sharif

CAPTAINS: Abbas; Amin Akhtar; Fida; Mushtaq Sharif; Manzoor Chaudhri; Masud Ahmad; Nayyer Mohsin; Osman Khan; Rahat Hussain; S.A.H. Rizvi; Shaukat Ali

CAPTAINS TEMPORARILY FROM LAHORE BASE DUE SHORTAGE: Zahid Hussain; Shahid Ali; Anwarullah; Mansoor Malik; Akbar Afridi

OPERATED TO: GILGIT; DERA ISMAIL KHAN; KARACHI; LAHORE; MULTAN; PESHAWAR: RAWALPINDI; SKARDU

LAHORE BASE 11/10/1970-19/8/1971

STATUS: P2

CHIEF PILOT MUHAMMAD ZAKI

CAPTAINS: Zahid Hussain; Mubashir Ahmed; Mansoor Malik; Fazluddin Haqqi; Shahid; Ashraf; Zuberi; Jaswal; Muhammad Munir; Muhammad Zaki; Asghar

AIRCRAFT: AP-ATO; AP-AUX; AP-ALX; AP-ALW; AP-AUR; AP-ALN; AP-AUW

OPERATED TO: Chitral; Kabul; Hyderabad; Lyallpur; Mohenjo Daro; Multan; Quetta; Peshawar Rawalpindi; Sukkur

KARACHI BASE 6/11/1971-21/10/1973

FOKKER F-27: AP-ATO; AP-ALW; AP-ALN; AP-AUW; AP-ATU; AP-AUS; AP-AXB; AP-AXF

CAPTAINS: Akmal; Amjad; Bhurgari; Dara; Ghori; Humayun; Jaswal; Mughal; Mannan; Musawwar; Najam; N.D. Khan; Rabbani; Rahat Hussain; Sajid Qureshi; Shahid; Teherani; T.H. Naqvi; Wajid Ali Shah; Waseem; Zaheer; Zuberi

OPERATED TO: Sukkur; Multan; Dera Ismail Khan; Lahore; Lyallpur; Mohenjo Daro; Panjgur; Pasni; Gwadar; Masirah; Salalah; Sui; Nawabshah; Jiwani; Muscat; Hyderabad; Nawabshah; Quetta

KARACHI BASE 7/12/1974-9/2/1975

STATUS: P2

AIRCRAFT FOKKER F-27: AP-ATU; AP-ALW; AP-AXF; AP-ATO; AP-ALN; AP-AUR

CAPTAINS: T. H. Naqvi; Raziuddin; Aqeel; Bokhari; Ansar; M.R. Mirza; Suri

OPERATED TO: Athens; Beirut; Dubai; Gwadar; Hyderabad; Jiwani; Kuwait; Muscat; Multan; Mohenjo Daro; Nawabshah; Pasni; Panjgur; Sukkur; Sui; Tripoli

MULTAN FLYING CLUB 11/2/1975-14/2/1975

AIRCRAFT: Cessna 150: AP-ALU;

Solo night flying 24 hours completion

KARACHI BASE 4/3/1975-28/4/1975

STATUS P1 Training

AIRCRAFT Fokker F-27 : AP-ALW; AP-ATO; AP-ATU

INSTRUCTORS: F.H.K. Ghori; T.H. Naqvi; Dara

KARACHI BASE 1/5/1975-2/7/1975

STATUS: P1 Under Supervision

AIRCRAFT: Fokker F-27: AP-ATU; AP-ALW

SUPERVISORY CAPTAINS: T.H. Naqvi; Aqeel; Raziuddin

OPERATED TO: Gwadar; Hyderabad; Jiwani; Multan; Muscat; Mohenjo Daro; Nawabshah; Pasni; Panjgur; Sukkur

KARACHI BASE 3/7/1975-31/7/1975

STATUS: P1

AIRCRAFT FOKKER F-27: AP-ATU; AP-ALN; AP-ALW

OPERATED TO: MULTAN; PASNI; GWADAR; JIWANI; NAWABSHAH; SUKKUR; SUI; PANJGUR; HYDERABAD

RAWALPINDI BASE 19/8/1975-14/3/1976

STATUS P1

AIRCRAFT: FOKKER F-27: AP-AXF; AP-AXB; AP-AUX; AP-ALN; AP-AUR

OPERATED TO: Rawalpindi; Peshawar; Lahore; Lyallpur; Multan; Dera Ismail Khan; Chitral (Jamali); Gilgit (Pervez Saeed)

KARACHI BASE 28/3/1976-18/4/1976

STATUS: P1

AIRCRAFT: FOKKER F-27: AP-ALW; AP-ATU; AP-ALN

OPERATED TO: Gwadar; Hyderabad; Multan; Pasni; Panjgur; Mohenjo Daro; Nawabshah; Sukkur; Sui

2 thoughts on “Pakistan International Airlines from May 1967; Pilot Training and on Fokker Friendship F-27

  1. Sir … in the 1990s the Fokker F27
    England was a freighter aircraft operated by Channel express doing
    Night cargo operations up and down
    England .. it was a very favourite aircraft
    In the UK but now scrapped .
    I assume According to PIA history they
    Never operated a F27 freighter which
    Was a shame .
    Sir you are a legendary pilot and thank
    You for sharing it with the general
    Public and myself who are illiterates
    And who have no much education ..who
    Can improve there mental well-being
    In reading your Flight experience

    • The livelihood of people in Northern Areas of Pakistan, Gilgit, Skardu and Chitral depended on the Air force C-130 aircraft and PIA DC-3 followed by the Fokker F-27 for getting their supplies, more specifically in the winter months when there was no land route. The Fokker was the Combi-version, meaning it could carry passengers and load at the same time or on suited roles as passenger or cargo only.

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