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PIA Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation

Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation  (Copyright © Joop Dobrosch via Ronald Aker)

PIA's very first aircraft AP-AFQ seen during her last days in this photo taken by Joop in early 1980s at Hotel Midway House which was located near Karachi Airport and jointly operated by PIA and Dutch airline KLM. AP-AFQ was delivered as brand new aircraft to PIA in February 1954 and faithfully served airline for ten years. It was withdrawn from active service in 1964 and partially broken up. The historic aircraft's surviving main fuselage was used for cabin crew training from 1960s to early 1980s by PIA Training Centre at Hotel Midway House. In this photo we also can see Hotel Midway House's new wing constructed around the aircraft


PIA Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation

Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation  (Copyright © Joop Dobrosch via Ronald Aker)

PIA's very first aircraft AP-AFQ seen during her last days in this photo taken by Joop in early 1980s at Hotel Midway House which was located near Karachi Airport and jointly operated by PIA and Dutch airline KLM



PIA Boeing 747-300 Flight Simulator

Boeing 747-300 Flight Simulator  (Copyright © Hammad Hassan Mahmood)

Boeing 747-300 flight simulator installed at PIA Training Centre in Karachi


PIA Boeing 747-300 Flight Simulator

Boeing 747-300 Flight Simulator  (Copyright © Hammad Hassan Mahmood)

Flight deck of Boeing 747-300 flight simulator installed at PIA Training Centre in Karachi




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