I saw KDR day before yesterday sitting without engines on the Kalina side. Just can digest that I wont be seeing the 742s of AI
on scheduled services in the Winter schedule. I have spent countless Friday/Saturday evenings through the 80s and 90s sitting at the viewing gallery at CCU (and later at the tarmac and runway side when I had my CCU airport pass) just to see them land and take off enroute to BKK
on Fridays and then back to BOM on Saturdays. Freaked on their rotating red-lights. My most memorable event was driving an IC
tractor on the tarmac at CCU, going off the assigned track for ramp vehicles and landing up right in front of a taxying AI
742 which promptly stopped and flashed its nosegear lights at me. AI
security wasn't amused, AAI
wasn't amused, IC
wasn't amused and of course my experience wasn't entirely pleasant.
THE KINGS ARE RETIRING...
LONG LIVE THE KINGS.
Dedicated to Their Majesties Samudragupta, Mahendra Varman, Harsha Vardhana and Krishna Deva Raya.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai