Aviation Photo #1767971 Boeing 747-406 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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After a short cruise from ‘’spotters paradise’’ we started our descend into another great Caribbean island (CUR). The second officer was flying the airplane while the first officer requests a slightly right turn by ATC to avoid some conflicting weather in front of us. We were cleared for the visual approach for runway 11 and during the approach we had a view on the truly Caribbean trademark: the blue sea and its cool white beaches. Enjoy the absolutely wonderful view!
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    Daan Krans
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-406
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    In Flight
    International Airspace
    July 25, 2010
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Comments (7)

8 years ago
Two-striper in the left seat? I imagine there was a captain onboard, sitting in a jumpseat... ;)
8 years ago
"flying" usign just a knob to do that!
8 years ago
Excellent shot Daan, you captured wonderful details and the colors really make the shot stand out. Did the S/O do the landing as well or not?
8 years ago
Thank you all! No the S/O is allowed to be the PIC above FL100. When we reached FL100 the Captain takes it over, and yes the Captain was siting next to me on the jumpseat.

8 years ago
Actually the S/O is only allowed to fly the aircraft in CRUISE FLIGHT above FL200. So not in the descent at FL100 as stated, offcourse that is the legal side. What happens in the flight deck, stays in the flight deck.

Nice pic, best job in the world cruising your 747 over the carribean from SXM-CUR! gotta love it
8 years ago
No, KLM allows the S/O to fly above FL100, don't know the rules of other airlines.....
7 years ago
Not true, KLM policy allows the CRP to act as PF or PM above FL200. Offcourse in case of... the CRP will act as PF or PM during the descent up to and including touchdown.

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