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Aviation Photo #1846855 Boeing 707-337B - Air-India

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Prime minister Indira Gandhi waving to everyone from the top of the airstairs.
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    Kjell Nilsson
    Air-India
    Boeing 707-337B
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
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    VT-DPM
    Stockholm - Arlanda
    Sweden
    June 17, 1972
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Kjell, Thank You Very Much for uploading this vintage photo.
Its a rare pleasure for the eyes.
The a/c's name is "Makalu" as seen on the nose.

Silver bottom on the fuselage, Brown Cabin Interior with the Immortal Air India Mascot "The Maharaja" decal on the door. Golden Days!

Nice to see the Ground Engineer (in white) smiling & enjoying the proceedings.
The Captain seems a little surprised by the reception :-)

Best Regards from Mumbai - Vishal Jolapara
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am doing some more research, but the Captian could be my Grandfather. Either way, wonderful picture! Thanks for sharing these good old memories!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow Indira Gandhi, this is a real piece of history!
Anonymous
8 years ago
1970's were definitely AI's glory days
Anonymous
8 years ago
Bare metal; the 'Maharaja' on the door; the wavy India flag; the 'Centaur' on the tail; and the black nose cone. Stately, Majestic and Royal are some words that pop up in my mind.

What would I not give to see and hear this beauty for REAL. Up close.

Air India should do a retro paint job on one of their birds. It would be a runaway hit. However, sadly, none of their present a/c have the grace and the poise of a 707.

Thanx for sharing this picture, Kjell Nilsson. It is a sweet coincidence that today marks the second anniversary of me getting my CPL. Cheers.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awsome pics - thanks for uploading this moment in history. Was this when Palme was in charge?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thanks a lot for sharing this piece of history with us...

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