Index

The posts in blue in the index are my personal experiences while working for Pakistan International Airlines. Updated July 21, 2017. Flying to Gilgit, Skardu and Chitral 1967-75 Memories of Captain Javaidullah The Making of an Airline Captain The Formative Years A Brush with Death Windshear Runway Zero Seven Left Pakistan Seven Zero Three If…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 380 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Fading Memories

  June 26, 1971, AP-ATO,  F-27, Zuberi, LHE-MUX-UET-KHI Multan elevation is 403 feet, Quetta (Samungli) airfield is 5287 feet and Karachi is 100 feet. On sector MUX-UET, we crossed a reciprocal F-27 flight near Multan (Capt. Nasim, F/O S.A. Aziz) who gave a cloudy picture enroute and near Quetta. Near destination captain had to be…

Spatial disorientation due illusions

Various complex motions and forces and certain visual scenes encountered in flight can create illusions of motion and position. Spatial disorientation from these illusions can be prevented only by visual reference to reliable, fixed points on the ground or to flight instruments. The leans: An abrupt correction of a banked attitude, which has been entered…