Takeoff and departure A ride to the plane. Walkaround. Boarding. Leaving the terminal area. On the taxiway A. Holding short. Entering the runway. Rotating. Gear up. After 1 DME SPL VOR turning right heading 094. The radial 183 SPY VOR directs us straight over Amsterdam’s city centre. After a few turns overflying Schiphol once more. […]

Long Haul Simming 30.05.2018


Takeoff and departure Parked in front of the Pier E. Aligning the IRS. APU is running. Taxi lights on. Leaving the terminal area. Taxiing on the taxiway A. Passing the Pier G. The Stand J. Towards the exit W7. Rotating. Schiphol in the distance. Polderban control tower in the background. Climbing over Westpoort. Overflying Zaanstad. […]

Long Haul Simming 23.05.2018

Air France-KLM acquires part of Virgin Atlantic

The Air France-KLM Group, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Limited announced yesterday their intention to expand their strategic partnership and offer customers access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture.

Airlines News 28.07.2017


Checking in at Zagreb Airport (ZAG) Waiting for a flight in Croatia Airlines’ land. Croatia Airlines Dash-8 Q400 taxiing for departure. Selection of Embraer’s, including the aircraft for this flight. Brussels Airlines A319 landing on the active runway. Takeoff from Zagreb Airport (ZAG) Under the wing of EZC. Boarding the plane through the rear entrance. […]

Flight reports 7.04.2017


Checking in at Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) Walking around the terminal. A view from Concourse C. Colourful sight in Amsterdam-Schiphol. Concourse D and gates with North America bound airlines. Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 getting ready for boarding. KLM Boeing 747-400 – City of Nairobi is loading the cargo. Takeoff from Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) Arriving at the remote […]

Flight reports 6.04.2017


Checking in at Brussels Airport (BRU) It’s been a bliss to wait for a flight since the Connector building opened in 2015. Terminal B is getting full as Air Serbia approaches the building. View from Terminal A. Aer Lingus A320 pushing back. Croatia Airlines among other airlines docked at Terminal B. Approaching the gate with […]

Flight reports 5.04.2017


Takeoff and departure Recently acquired A330 ready for boarding. Starting APU. Cranking the engine number one. Leaving the Pier F. Flaps 2. Slats extended. One curiosity about Schiphol: the airport is located on -11 ft MSL, clearly seen on PFD. Crossing the bridge. Leaving terminal area. Entering via W3 and following the taxiway V. The […]

Long Haul Simming 12.03.2017

The legacy of the last tri-jet

A brief history of the MD-11, a jetliner that geeks loved, companies loathed and pilots feared. And on Sunday of 26 October, 2014, landing gear of KLM’s MD-11 on flight 672 from Montreal touched down at Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) and rolled into the history. It was the last commercial flight for McDonnell Douglas MD-11, the last trijet in airline service.

Articles 11.02.2017