Aviation Photo #1492369 Boeing 747-206B - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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View on the instrument panel of one of KLM's 747's during the return flight from Canada. At this time, we were flying straight into the direction of the rising sun. KLM's 747-206B - "Nijl" - took us from Mirabel (Montreal, Canada) to Schiphol (Netherlands). Scan from old slide.
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    Walter Van Bel
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-206B
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
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    In Flight
    International Airspace
    February 1989
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Comments (15)

Anonymous
9 years ago
Superb photo - well done!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice display of the old instruments
Anonymous
9 years ago
Those pilots sure sit low down in the 742
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow mirabel, they don't fly out of their anymore
Anonymous
9 years ago
Walter, this brings back memories: nice big analog instruments and in-flight cockpit visits! How I miss those days! Tony
Anonymous
9 years ago
Gotta love this retro instrument panel. I sure do.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very clear details of the classic cockpit of this classic aircraft.
Anonymous
9 years ago
WoW! Beautiful instruments!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Hi Walter,
great shot,showing the good old times,well done!
Achim
Anonymous
9 years ago
For a scanned photo, the quality is pretty awesome!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Anyone notice the throttle is uneven? great photo!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Throttles could be set that way due to crosswind in flightpath noting that inboards are even.
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a lovely view!! Reminds me of my trip in the cockpit of one of these from Frankfurt to Karachi. There still is something magical about this kind of panel.

from Pakistan
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice shot; FL370, A/P C in CMD. The throttle stagger was a common thing on JT9D-powered aircraft, and of course had nothing to do with crosswind flying :)
The stagger was required to set engine N1s at the same level (left-most of the 5 "tape" instruments) and was a result of the way power settings were passed to the FCUs.
Note that power settings had to be continually adjusted in-flight as the aircraft became lighter, a feature which disappeared with the introduction of the PMC.
Nice to see the performance data card which was passed by the F/E at set intervals, indicating optimum speeds and levels for weight.
The guys are sitting low as they are flying into the sun. I've spent many hours sitting on the same fold-away crew seat on which the photographer is sitting. Back when the world was young...
Anonymous
8 years ago
I had always wondered how the seats were so low. Is this standard on many a/c? How do the pilots see out the windscreen if the seats are adjusted below the glareshield?

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