Takeoff and departure

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Recently acquired A330 ready for boarding.

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Starting APU.

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Cranking the engine number one.

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Leaving the Pier F.

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Flaps 2. Slats extended.

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One curiosity about Schiphol: the airport is located on -11 ft MSL, clearly seen on PFD.

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Crossing the bridge.

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Leaving terminal area.

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Entering via W3 and following the taxiway V.

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The Polderbaan control tower in sight.

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KLM 657 hold short runway 36L. Traffic is MD-11 on final.

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KLM 657 taxi into position. Clear for takeoff.

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Rolling.

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Rotate.

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Gear up.

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Amsterdam in the background.

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Overflying A9 motorway.

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Leaving the Dutch airspace.

En route

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Over the British landscape.

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Overflying Manchester.

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Leaving Liverpool.

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Leaving Ireland.

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Blue skies.

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In safe hands of Shanwick control.

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First glimpse of the Canadian mainland.

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Contrails over Canada.

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Contacting Boston Centre. In the distance the Connecticut river.

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Descending over the New York state. Overflying Middletown.

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Turning towards Newark.

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First vectoring from New York Centre.

Arrival and landing

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The Manhattan skyline.

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Gear down.

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KLM 657 cleared to land runway 22R.

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On the glideslope.

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Crosswind landing.

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Landing with the Statue of Liberty in sight.

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Short final.

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Over the runway threshold.

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Touch down.

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Reverse thrust.

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Vacating the runway.

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Docking at the international terminal.

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Impressum

  • Project Open Sky A330 / PSS A330 panel
  • Amsterdam by Cloud9
  • VFR Netherlands by Horizon Simulations
  • VFR Real Scenery by Just Flight
  • MegaScenery USA 2004 Vol.2, New York by PC Aviator
  • KEWR Newark by Imagine Simulation