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Amazing KLM 744 At MSP  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 18
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

I was around MSP about 12:45 PM, and saw a KLM 747-400 landing. It flew over our car, and made a quick whining noise for about 3 seconds, then it stopped, and the plane flared for landing a few seconds later. Have you ever heard that noise before it lands?? Also, when did KLM quit the 747-300 service for 747-400 service on AMS-MSP??


Continental

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User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

i dont know, ive never heard a 747.

but, have you ever heard a airbus a-319/20 while on approach.

that is the weirdest sound ive ever heard out of an airplane.

I cant really explain it its so strange


User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

i dont know, ive never heard a 747.

but, have you ever heard a airbus a-319/20 while on approach.

that is the weirdest sound ive ever heard out of an airplane.

I cant really explain it its so strange


User currently offlineRC Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

oops accidently posted twice


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Enjoy while you can. As from the winter schedule you won't see any KLM 747 till at least the summer schedule of 2002. The -400s probably fly to MSP as KLM doesn't have so many full pax -300s left.

BTW on September 2nd the PH-BFN will visit MSP and on September 3rd the PH-BFG will visit MSP (all B747-400 full pax).

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I can hear the same thing in Vancouver.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5519 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

WHAT?? KLM has operated for years with yearround service to MSP. It's a huge route, I'm certain they'll still fly to MSP year round.

User currently offlineNorjet From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Summer traffic is much heavier than in winter on the AMS-MSP route. KL will either reduce capacity in the fall by using an MD-11 or simply let NW handle it with a DC-10. It's the same revenue to them regardless of whether the plane has a red top or a blue top.

--Scott



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Kind of like in Detroit, Service to Amsterdam was increased, but KLM pulled its 747s for a while and instead their were five daily Northwest DC-10 flights to AMS.

Although I just recently saw the KLM 747 in Detroit again, so maybe it is back once again.

I remember when KLM used to have two flights a day to DTW, one would be a 747 and the other would be a MD-11 or 763


User currently offlineTimmsp From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I've only been spotting at MSP for a few months now and it is always the 744 that they've flown in.

If the noise you heard was after the plane went over your car and it sounded like someone tearing paper (lots of it) then it was the wake vortices that you heard.

Tim


User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1815 times:

As from the winter schedule the KLM flight will disappear (at least till next summer). Leaving only the 2 NW flights (both DC-10).

DTW won't get a KLM flight back either.

Regards
Laurens


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

KLM has only 3 743s, the rest are stretched 742s.



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