bigphilnyc
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My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 16, 2002 3:35 pm

I can't get enough of looking at pictures of any 747 from the KLM airline.

I used to have a small diecast metal version of it, and then one day when I was 10 at an airport in Houston, I looked out the window and for the first time saw a real one on the runway next to us.

Ever since, I find myself infatuated with them.

Anyone else have an obsession like this for a silly reason as mine?
Phil Derner Jr.
 
jwenting
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 16, 2002 3:59 pm

Not me, but you do have taste  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

One more for you:

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bigphilnyc
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 16, 2002 4:02 pm

That one goes right onto my KLM 747 Screen Saver! lol

Thanks  Smile
Phil Derner Jr.
 
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:10 am

In 1968 when I was 3 I watched a Eastern Electra roll out to the runway at RDU and have been crazy about Eastern Electras in the hockey stick scheme since.
 
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:12 am

I'm also a big fan of the KLM 747's. In fact, I have 3 that I fly on my FS2002 game. They are 2 B747-400's, PH-BFA and PH-BFB, and one B747-300, PH-BUU. These beauties are simply awesome! And in my opinion, the KLM livery is the best in the sky!
 
AMSMAN
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Sat Apr 20, 2002 12:51 am

I see them nearly every day - They are some machine. Looking well - as all KL a/c
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covert
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Sat Apr 20, 2002 9:17 am

i have a little 1:250 model of one
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B747forlife
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 23, 2002 8:38 am

Don't worry about it!  Big grin I have an obsession with pretty much ANY B747-400...

-Nick, loving those jumbos...
 
Ilyushin96M
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:08 pm

I have somewhat of an obsession with the big Russian Ilyushin widebodies. Hence, my username.  Big grin


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BTW, Phil - KLM's 747s, especially the -400s, ARE amazing. I love their livery, always have.
 
ba777-236
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 23, 2002 3:15 pm

Might I suggest you purchase this model:


It's the Herpa 1:200 scale Premium version.
I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
 
jwenting
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 23, 2002 4:47 pm

and it's somehow wrong...

The "Boeing 747-400" titles should be spelled in gold, not white.
Gearstruts should be bare metal, not white.
Shape of the engines is wrong.
Dark blue band should extend a bit further down.
Maybe there's more

All minor details maybe (especially when seen separate), but you'd expect better at the price.
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B727-200
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:41 pm


As my name suggests, I luv the B727  Love

To the point where I have driven out to the airport in the middle of the night just to watch a B727F come in (no commercial B727's in Australia anymore).

B727-200.
 
717fan
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:26 pm

My first aviation experiences were at Zurich in the seventies, so this was the time of SR's (and others) DC-9's. I can't get enough of the DC-9/MD-80/90 and now the Boeing 717...
If somebody can give me some links to websites, books etc...it would be nice!!!!
717fan
 
hoons90
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Wed May 01, 2002 12:18 am

i was on PH-BUO a 747-200SUD in April 2001 YYZ-AMS KL692
The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
 
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Fri May 03, 2002 7:08 am

I have flown on PH-BUU, PH-BUV, PH-BUW and PH-BFT. Those were the best flights I have ever had!
 
ThirtyEcho
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RE: My Obsession: KLM 747's

Fri May 03, 2002 1:11 pm

Flew PH-BUK a couple of times before it became a combi. Great airplane! Glad to see its still doing the long haul thing; I wonder how many miles and ocean crossings it now has?

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