Nope, they will never do it, which is precisely why I questioned it. PIA does not have that sense of heritage and preservation. They did for a time when a few 720B's and Fokkers were and still are on display at various locations but that was just a temporary period, otherwise we would still have a Super Connie, Viscount and maybe even DC-3 around somewhere. I have always wished I could see BAK taking off for one last albeit short flight and landing at PAF Base Faisal and being towed to a permanent parking spot inside the PAF Museum grounds for all to see.
Well this exactly what we dont want to see happen to atleast BAK!, that aircraft has served extremely well through out its flying life that it will be heart breaking, disgusting and totally un-fail for it to see scrappers n there torches...Is there any possibility that if few of us on here can get together n buy BAK from PIA, put just enough fuel in it to make couple landings if first one had to be aborted for any reason at Faisal Airbase n fly her there, off course first we have to ask PAF Museum if we could display her there.
Now its all about making money, even if its off dead planes. They will float a tender for the scrapping of BAT and BAK and the highest bidder will come armed with the cutting torches.
Moin, i'm sure PIA can make a lot more money from people buying tickets to see her then it will get from one shot deal from scrappers!!, it's matter of thinking and making it work...unless PIA is so greedy and will be happy to get few peanuts for it only once
and not get a residual income making entity by turning it into a public display....