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Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired by April 2020.

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Re: Corona-RUMOR: all KLM Boeing 747 Jumbo's retired in May2

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It is not a rumor anymore. End of 747 ops at the end of March,
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Re: Corona-RUMOR: all KLM Boeing 747 Jumbo's retired in May2

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mac wrote:It is not a rumor anymore. End of 747 ops at the end of March,
on the 26th according to current plans.
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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Allready had it in my mind a few days ago, not a big surprise though a sad one..

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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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As is the loss of jobs yet announced within the same organisation!
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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Any very small chance to have farewell flights like for MD11? Probably not considering COVID Outbreak.
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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Erazkiel wrote:Any very small chance to have farewell flights like for MD11? Probably not considering COVID Outbreak.
What do you think yourself since all events with 100plus peopla are canx, and its not really a festive reason they are retired asap.
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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There will be very little opportunity or reason for any extras or festivities. That would send a wrong signal at this moment. I would not be surprised if KLM is nationalized by the Dutch government within a few weeks. Just like they did with ABN a couple of years ago. KLM/Schiphol is too important for the dutch economy.
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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What do you think yourself since all events with 100plus peopla are canx, and its not really a festive reason they are retired asap.
Yes of course but they migh plan something later (I should have precise my bad)
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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...found thru
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarewellKLMBoeing747/
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/Farewel ... 071804993/

Indeed,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvPdvsb40_c
was filmed by a wellknown "videographer" on this Scramble forum.

The radio-transmission after 1.05 on that Youtube-clip is rather poignant... :(
This really IS the end of an era... :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvPdvsb40_c
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired in April 2

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...expect a lot of "dagjesmensen" this Sunday afternoon 29 March :|
https://www.aerotime.aero/aerotime.team ... al-flights
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https://www.nu.nl/economie/6040460/icon ... iphol.html
Iconische Boeing 747 van KLM landt zondag voor het laatst op Schiphol

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KLM neemt vanwege de coronacrisis eerder afscheid van de Boeing 747,
die door liefhebbers ook wel de 'Queen of the Skies' wordt genoemd.
Zondag 29 maart landt dit type toestel voor het laatst in dienst van KLM op Schiphol.

Dat is naar verwachting om 15.20 uur in de middag,
zo laat een woordvoerder van de maatschappij aan NU.nl weten. :|
...website nu.nl
has a far wider audience than Luchtvaartnieuws.nl -or UpintheSky -or another aviation-themed website/forum of course.
Hundreds of thousands -to a million visitors daily.
Plus, this is a Sunday afternoon with not a lot going on. :|

That could mean a lot of "dagjesmensen" or "groot publiek/general public"
who up to now were not daily visitors to aviation-themed websites or groups or forums.... :|
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired by April 2

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And calculator on please
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How many people you can accommodate along the runway when separated by 1.5 metres.....?
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Re: Corona: all KLM pax Boeing 747 Jumbos retired by April 2

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Alpha Kilo One wrote:And calculator on please
.....

How many people you can accommodate along the runway when separated by 1.5 metres.....?
Polderbaan: 4000m : 1,5= 2666 (x2). Note: the landing distance of this runway is 'only' 3800m. Most other runways have landing distances of approximately 3350m, allowing for some 2230 spectators per side! The runways are 45m wide (Polderbaan 60m), so plenty of separation between 'East and West' or 'North and South', depending on the runway in use.

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