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More: Scandinavian Airlines - SAS
More: Boeing 737-683
More: Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)
More: Netherlands, May 19, 2004
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LN-RRR (cn 28309/368) Don't some of us do not dream of a life like this when retired...?
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A visitor from - posted Sat April 5, 2014:
Look at all those KLM aircraft! That is definitely Schiphol. It is very uncommon to see a 736 flying out there.

A visitor from United States posted Sat April 5, 2014:
Easily the best shot on Airliners.net. Thanks Serge.

A visitor from - posted Wed November 20, 2013:
This picture gives a sense of pleasure and accomplishment.

A visitor from - posted Thu May 3, 2012:
Excellent thought and quite stunning wish!

A visitor from Bulgaria posted Fri January 27, 2012:
AMAZING! COOL!

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 5, 2011:
Yeah! Thats me and my Airline friends twenty years from now.....

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat July 30, 2011:
Holland what else!

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 19, 2011:
Wonderful shot!! Just lovely... Makes me wish there was an xtra chair.

The contrast between foreground & background is simply amazing. Two different worlds w/the plane unifying them.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu May 12, 2011:
Oh, where are my 70 years?))

A visitor from Germany posted Wed March 16, 2011:
These folks certainly know how to spend a good day. Nice picture.

A visitor from Israel posted Wed March 16, 2011:
It´s always fun to drive to EHAM for a spotting day. Take great pictures, eat a salmon baguette in the restaurant, enjoy the scenery and friendly people.
Safety? Don´t swim through the water, security will get you on the other shore...
Groetjes vanuit Keulen, Duitsland.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon January 31, 2011:
Talking about retiring, how about those F50's in the background?! Shame, no (turbo)props in the KLM fleet anymore. Missing em already.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri January 28, 2011:
Fantastic photo, and the visitor from New Zealand is totally right! in Israel i wouldnt let people enter the airports safety zone and get so close to the runway but hey man, this is the Netherlands - there is a big difference and by the way, in St. Marteen the aircraft are flying some 6 or 7 meters over visitors at the beach and land immedeatly after passing them - so where´s the difference!?

A visitor from New Zealand posted Fri January 14, 2011:
To the commenter from Israel, its a great photo, you cant assume every country in the world has the same security risks as Israel.

A visitor from Moldova, Republic Of posted Fri January 14, 2011:
LOL :-D

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 29, 2010:
Great photo... not only does it capture flight, but also a bit of humor and affection as well...

A visitor from - posted Wed November 3, 2010:
Retired pilots and stewardesses, still in love with airplanes ...

A visitor from Spain posted Wed November 3, 2010:
Yes, I want a life like this when retired.

A visitor from Malaysia posted Tue September 21, 2010:
The club has expanded since this photo was taken!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon August 9, 2010:
Aah, this is all a spotter needs after his retirement! On the left among the KLM Fokker 50s you can spot an ATR in KLM Livery! Must be one from KLM's commuter subsidiary, KLM Exel. Plenty of turboprop action back then... Not anymore now the Fokker 50 left the KLM Cityhopper fleet :(

A visitor from Canada posted Sun August 1, 2010:
Amen.

A visitor from - posted Sun April 4, 2010:
What did you say? I can't hear you! I think I'm getting too old...

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat August 22, 2009:
Ah, the good life...

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed May 6, 2009:
I'm jealous about these peole, not only because they are so close to this great brazilian/american invention but also because they're retired in one of the most beautiful/fair/organized countries on this planet (NL)... I hope I'll make it to holland too one day and perhaps i'll have the same view of Eham, Tot ziens ;D (Andre-Brazil)

A visitor from - posted Mon March 30, 2009:
Love it!

A visitor from - posted Sat February 28, 2009:
What? Speak up, I can't hear you!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Thu February 19, 2009:
This is one of a kind!!!Just brilliant

A visitor from Mauritius posted Tue January 27, 2009:
My Dream To Be One Of Them :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat January 3, 2009:
Thats me in 50 years :)

A visitor from United States posted Thu September 4, 2008:
Funny and good.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat July 5, 2008:
Couldn't agree more LN-RRR;D

ps. not just during retirement..

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sat July 5, 2008:
I love that picture! last year I was there on that spot, looking at all the heavies and the cityhopper fleet of KLM. too bad that spot is closed...
now I'll go to the speacial spotting site at the mac-donalds and under the approach path for the Polderbaan. I Love EHAM!

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 21, 2008:
This is definitely the best picture on a.net!!
it shows how people who have fallen in love with aviation stay with it by just taking some lawn chairs and friends to go planespotting at the local airport.

A visitor from Venezuela posted Fri December 28, 2007:
Just the beers are missing! apart from it this IS what retirement should be about

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 8, 2007:
Memberships in the elite "retired spotters club" are very hard to obtain but if you can get one the rewards are wonderful!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed September 19, 2007:
It's not stupid... If is was, they would sit somewhere else with a not so good view: the police station. There's actually a little canal between them and the runway. --- By the way, this is just a fabulous picture... it would be at any major airport.

A visitor from Serbia And Montenegro posted Sat August 4, 2007:
It is not to bad when you are old, if you can see things like this one. :)

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat July 28, 2007:
Awesome picture! If this is what I'm doing when I retire, I'll be more than happy

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 12, 2007:
I would have given you 10/10 but since 5/5 is the top that's what you got. Fantastic shot!:-)

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed July 11, 2007:
Nice one ;)
Yep, that's Schiphol Amsterdam EHAM
That spotting place is going to be closed in a few months :(. I've sat there too ;) great view

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu February 1, 2007:
I wish I was one of them:P

A visitor from United States posted Fri January 12, 2007:
Now thats wut I call retirement!

A visitor from Canada posted Sun January 7, 2007:
I like to see those peoples seat and just looking for the plane.

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 30, 2006:
Wao...this is really funny'I personally would bring my recliner chair if I could be so close to the runway.I bet a lot of people are JEALOUS from not being able to be close to the runway enjoying.FIVE STARS

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri November 3, 2006:
Does anybody wants a cofee?

A visitor from Israel posted Sat October 28, 2006:
I think letting people get so close to the runway is not funny, it's more stupid than funny

A visitor from Portugal posted Tue October 24, 2006:
I LOVE SCHIPHOL!! Easy to understand the reason,right?

A visitor from Australia posted Fri October 13, 2006:
Good luck to them, great shot.

A visitor from Cayman Islands posted Sun September 3, 2006:
Excellent Idea! Also check out the fleets of KLM fokker aircraft in the back!

A visitor from Italy posted Tue August 29, 2006:
Bravo! This photo deserves the home page.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun August 13, 2006:
Schipol where they welcome spotters! Heathrow and Gatwick please note; there is a canal which prevents access to the airfield (unless you want to get wet!)

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat July 29, 2006:
Haha yeah that's my plan, lucky people! well deserved I guess

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu July 20, 2006:
WoW, hell yeah thats the retirement plan. Great photo :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun June 25, 2006:
Sweet picture

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 16, 2006:
Yes sir, that's my idea of retirement, spotting planes with my fellow geezers. Sweet.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun May 21, 2006:
The Boeing 736, is very rare.

A visitor from Germany posted Sat May 13, 2006:
5 of 5, a really great shot! I wouldn't mind living near an airport, but this as a hobby would even be better. Thanks for this picture!

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 5, 2006:
I dream of a life like that.

A visitor from United States posted Mon May 1, 2006:
This picture could inspire a Normal Rockwell painting. No words are needed.

A visitor from - posted Sun April 23, 2006:
Amazing... It makes me wonder how they got so close.

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 14, 2006:
Look at all the KLM that is definetley Schiphol.

A visitor from Greece posted Fri April 14, 2006:
Do you remember an old
"Jose Quervo" Tequila advertisment?

A visitor from Switzerland posted Tue April 11, 2006:
Makes me smile :)

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun April 9, 2006:
Nice shot! One day I'll sit in a chair like them... It's nostalgic.

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 9, 2006:
After more than forty years of flying, once in a while it is fun to watch someone make a landing and either grease it on or screw it up. It's pretty easy to tell what's going on even from an easy chair beside the runway. Good picture.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 29, 2006:
Yes id love to do that when im retired

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat March 11, 2006:
They´re so close. How did they get there? They´re so lucky! T.B.

A visitor from Romania posted Sun February 26, 2006:
Artistic impresion?

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