Cessna 310

The Cessna 310 is an American four-to-six-seat, low-wing, twin-engined monoplane produced by Cessna between 1954 and 1980. It was the first twin-engined aircraft that Cessna put into production after World War II. Development The 310 first flew on January 3, 1953 with deliveries starting in late 1954. The sleek modern lines of the new twin…

Cessna 150

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use. It is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in the 150-basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models. The aircraft…

Training and route clearances

Initiation at Lahore Flying Club for aptitude assessment in selection process after replying to  pilot trainee advertisement in newspaper in Oct.1966. Aptitude Assessment at Lahore Flying Club 18/3/1967—16/4/1967 = 10.00 hours PIA Flying Training Academy flying started 13/2/1968 First Solo: 5/3/1968= 14.00 hours Total Time: 10+14 (academy hours)= 24.00 PPL #748 (3/8/1968) FRTO # 445 (3/8/1968) Dual Day: 35.05…

The Making of an Airline Captain

It is the summer of 1966 and I am in the first year of an undergraduate course in Forman Christian College, Lahore when the airline advertisement appears, “Want to be a Boeing Captain?” The airline is hiring pilot trainees and is opening a Flying Academy. I immediately apply and ask for a recommendation from my…