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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Landing at the Beach...

I saw this picture as a screen saver and I thought it was very neat, so I did a bit of research to accompany the picture.  The pics are compliments of "Airliners.net

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (Royal Dutch Airlines), known by its initials KLM, is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM's headquarters is in Amstelveen near its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. KLM operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 90 destinations worldwide. It is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. As of 31 March 2010 it had 31,787 employees.
The merger of KLM with Air France in May 2004 formed the Air France-KLM Group, which is incorporated under French law with headquarters at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their distinct brand names as subsidiaries of the group. Air France and KLM are part of the SkyTeam alliance, the second largest in the world behind only Star Alliance

     KLM operates a total of :
Boeing 747-4007042
New business class with 35 seats, retrofits through June 2014
Boeing 747-400M15042
New business class with 35 seats, retrofits through June 2014; being retired 2016 - 2019
They also have 4 cargo 747 ERF models.
Here are some more pics:

    Thses pics are at St Maartins, where the runway is right off the beach and you have many people show up to take pictures of the huge planes as they land.   You also have people that will hang on the fence as the planes prepare for take off to ride the jet blast.    

1 comment:

  1. Yesh... Better hope they don't ever land one 'short' there...