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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Air India 747-200s boarding gate views Reply with quote

Does anyone have close up pics like these, of Air India 747-200s, taken from the boarding gate / jetway, preferably showing the aircraft name? All I have are Emperor Ashoka & Emperor Shahjehan, and was hoping to get a few more of the old birds.







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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 2nd one looks great.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have pictures kinda same of Emperor Ashoka and some interior pics of the same... Will have to scan them when I get back home...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Air India 747-200s close ups from boarding gate Reply with quote

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Man...she looks sweet. Squeaky clean & shining exteriors, the anti glare paint...... Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone have the one which had the name of Emperor Akbar Smile?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Air India 747-200s close ups from boarding gate Reply with quote

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Squeaky clean & shining exteriors, the anti glare paint...... Cool


But had a tragic end.
Air India's first jumbo and which they affectionately called the "747th wonder of the world".
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xterra wrote:
does anyone have the one which had the name of Emperor Akbar Smile?


Another pioneer for AI!! Inaugurated AI's jumbo service to Sydney via Madras, Singapore and Perth.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any ideas which one this is ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237, This is for you.

VT-EGB Mahendra Varman had a fuel leak at CDG (Right Wing tip), was grounded for a night. Then flew to DEL and had a Landing gear fault here too. Was grounded for another 9 Hrs. Shot in 2001 from the DEL T2's Circular Window. Scanned and heavily edited. (Pardon me for the poor Editing)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any ideas which one this is ?



This picture appeared in connection with an Air India news report in June 2000, so source says that taking a wild shot, as the upper deck windows are not clear, it's either "Shahjehan" (VT-EBE) or "Akbar" (VT-EDU).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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747-237, This is for you.

Narendra Varman had a fuel leak at CDG (Right Wing tip), was grounded for a night. Then flew to DEL and had a Landing gear fault here too. Was grounded for another 9 Hrs. Shot in 2001 from the DEL T2's Circular Window. Scanned and heavily edited. (Pardon me for the poor Editing)


You, Sir, are the man ! That's an excellent shot of Mahendra Varman ! Brings back memories!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This picture appeared in connection with an Air India news report in June 2000, so source says that taking a wild shot, as the upper deck windows are not clear, it's either "Shahjehan" (VT-EBE) or "Akbar" (VT-EDU).


Thanks KCM !
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Air India 747-200s close ups from boarding gate Reply with quote

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But had a tragic end.
Air India's first jumbo and which they affectionately called the "747th wonder of the world".


Here is the official stationery from the innaugral 747 flight, with the
"747th wonder of the world" slogan.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You, Sir, are the man ! That's an excellent shot of Mahendra Varman ! Brings back memories!


My Pleasure, Sir!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great ad!! Thanks! Air India should reintroduce such print ads.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="rutvij"]747-237, This is for you.

VT-EGB Mahendra Varman [/qoute]

Amazing.Even the Newspaper sun shades are present.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! These Print ADs do need to comeback.

@747-237: Any Hi-res of the above Img?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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@747-237: Any Hi-res of the above Img?


Have not come across any, but if I do, will be sure to let y'all know.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article from the Times of India dated Feb 16, 2009; has a nice pic of Emperor Ashoka.

http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JTS8yMDA5LzAyLzE2I0FyMDEzMDA=&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few more old ads from the net:

http://www.businessworld.in/images/stories/aviation/airindia_ads.jpg

http://www.postersplease.com/posterblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/pim-11-400x630.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Air India 747-200s Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
Does anyone have close up pics like these, of Air India 747-200s, taken from the boarding gate / jetway, preferably showing the aircraft name?


Here's one of Emperor Vikramaditya.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The names feel so Majestic....specially on the 747. They should reintroduce these Names.!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidborse wrote:
The names feel so Majestic....specially on the 747. They should reintroduce these Names.!!


Not exactly boarding gate, but a nice view of the name.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidborse wrote:
The names feel so Majestic....specially on the 747. They should reintroduce these Names.!!


And here's one of Emperor Chandragupta. This pic was taken a few days short of 35 years ago, on Feb 6, 1978, after she arrived in BOM on her delivery flight.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
sidborse wrote:
The names feel so Majestic....specially on the 747. They should reintroduce these Names.!!


And here's one of Emperor Chandragupta. This pic was taken a few days short of 35 years ago, on Feb 6, 1978, after she arrived in BOM on her delivery flight.



Thanks for posting this picture. I have flown on her in the late 80's to Bangkok when I was in my early teens. Although the flight routing was the worst I would say, here how it went:

Bombay - Delhi - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Tokyo - Osaka and Back the same way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a -200, but as close as it gets.

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Another view of Narasimha Varman at the gate, and a year since the last pic. This time with a red dot on the nosecone instead of black, and deep blue "eyeshadow" instead of black. Again, not a -200, but still.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^The radome looks fairly ratty now.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one of Krishna Deva Raya.




My sister and I spent a lot of time looking at AI 747s from this angle, trying to spot our Dad at work, before getting on board. The feeling of awe is best described in this USPS stamp released in 1999.

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