Lost Glory

By Dr. Sohail Ansari

Lost Glory

A news from 2 February 1950:

KARACHI AIRPORT: The Civil and Military Gazette of Lahore writes that modifications to Karachi Airport to enable it to handle the world’s first jet-liner, the De-Havilland Comet, are exacted to be the subject of talks during Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle’s visit to Karachi to discuss jet propulsion problems with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Department’s officials.Karachi is likely to be one of the Comet’s most important refuelling points, and the aircraft, with its average cruising speed of 483 miles an hour would cut the London-Karachi flying time to 13 hours. Karachi airport has been consistently developing to keep up with the latest improvements in air transport, and recently the new lighting system was installed to facilitate night landings.LikeComment

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About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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1 Response to Lost Glory

  1. Javed Ahmad Pai says:

    Great service to karachites in particular and Pakistan in particular 👍🇵🇰
    Please Keep up the good work

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