PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
Would you believe it...? The aircraft actually flew like this. Saw its take off at AMS for a five hour test flight last wednesday 27 Mar, indeed the same day this pic was taken. Call sign was KL 7021.
I was sitting along 01L from which it took off. It used about 2500 ft of runway to get airborne, it passed the end of the runway at 3000+ft!! How about that for a rate of climb...
A couple of hours later it landed at 06 and went straight to Schiphol-east [hangar alley].
On this pic you see it taxing out for departure 01L, taxing at taxiway Alpha, about to turn right to join taxiway Sierra.
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