Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

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Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat May 24, 2014 11:54 am

Retired Boeing 720-047B (AP-AXL) of PIA on display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore photographed on May 23, 2014.

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Source: Waqt (May 24, 2014, edition)

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lah

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:02 pm

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AP-AXL getting a new coat of paint photographed on April 9, 2015 - Photo by Abid Nawaz/Express

Would have been nice to see it kept in green & gold livery that it was wearing at the time of retirement in 1986.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lah

Post by raihans » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:47 am

today i passed by the PIA Planetarium, the tail is painted in green so most probably getting new tail color as currently in use, rest of the paint is same with 1 green ribbon crossing the fuselage. Will be taking pics soon before i fly back to Kuwait.
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed May 06, 2015 7:06 pm

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PIA Planetarium ticket. Note Boeing 747SP in PIA livery.

AP-AXL photographed today.

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The retired Boeing 720B is painted for free by some local film production house / producer who used the aircraft for recording some scenes of his film.

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The vertical stabilizer will receive current PIA flag tail livery in next few days.

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A paper with current PIA livery design on Airbus A320 details used by painters for painting Boeing 720B.

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PIA aircraft seats at planetarium.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by riz » Wed May 06, 2015 11:01 pm

90 Rs. To get this much Knowledge.
A fresh coat of distemper paint on a legendary aircraft.
thank you Abbas. For the info.
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed May 06, 2015 11:14 pm

AP-AXL was in sad condition.

There were some used tickets scattered on the ground of planetarium and scan of one of them I've posted here.

The planetarium employees said that show is conducted only when at least thirty people show interest in buying tickets otherwise show gets cancelled.

BTW, painters did not know that 'Pakistan International' titles below PIA logo on fuselage should be in golden colour. They also said golden stripe on fuselage will not be painted.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Asim Khalil » Thu May 07, 2015 8:46 pm

Abbas bhai...Still remember the school days when we used to go there as a "school trip". great old days :)

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by raihans » Fri May 08, 2015 10:17 pm

Awesome pics Abbas, i also took some pics before returning back to Kuwait. titles were not painted at that time; will share after a while insha'Allah
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri May 08, 2015 11:23 pm

Asim Khalil wrote:Abbas bhai...Still remember the school days when we used to go there as a "school trip". great old days :)
Yes, the planetarium remains popular site for school trips from Lahore and its adjacent areas.
raihans wrote:Awesome pics Abbas, i also took some pics before returning back to Kuwait. titles were not painted at that time; will share after a while insha'Allah
Thank you Raihan and I look forward to seeing photos of AP-AXL taken by you.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed May 13, 2015 8:37 pm

Photographed today.

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The retired Boeing 720B has received current version of PIA Pakistan flag tail livery but the aircraft has lost its registration AP-AXL.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:01 pm

Photographed on January 6. Seems they are laying sewer/drain pipeline the area.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:54 pm

Work related to Orange Metro Train project in Lahore at PIA Planetarium photographed on January 30, 2016.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by 747-300 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:31 pm

I told Shujat Azeem about this and he told me that he has forwarded it to PIA management and ordered them to fixit. Let see . Tweet was about a week ago regarding the Karachi one.
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Pakistan-1 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:38 am

I tweeted to him about a month ago and got a similar reply
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by CoyBoy » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:26 pm

Tweet him to have both aircraft painted in 1980s livery and KEEP THEM CLEAN!
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