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AirFrance Arrival #287228
08/11/2022 12:21 PM
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CaribLee Offline OP
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Never gets old.

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287230
08/11/2022 12:25 PM
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Nice pic! Although I sorely miss that KLM 747!!


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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: Carol_Hill] #287233
08/11/2022 12:54 PM
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We were talking about that yesterday. Miss the old four engine KLM. Was always fun watching the crazies at the fence while it scratched off.

Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287250
08/12/2022 06:24 AM
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That 747 KLM was a thrill to see, landing and taking off.
Yes, I did it when we were real newbies. I video taped her landing over my head and got badly sand blasted. She was so close, when I played it back I could read the Michelin logo on the tires!!
In 2016 We had just landed when the fire rescue department was giving her the shower salute!! I found these photos from there site. That would have been cool back in the day, JFK to SXM on her!!

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: Colour1] #287252
08/12/2022 07:53 AM
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I remember watching it on the internet. I was trying to remember how long ago it was. I looked yesterday for some pics I had taken of the 747 and found these, although they aren't that great.

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287270
08/12/2022 11:38 AM
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Below is a link, to a YouTube video, of the final, scheduled KLM 747 flight into and out of SXM on 10/28/2016.


KLM 747 at SXM on 10/28/2016


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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287274
08/12/2022 01:22 PM
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KLM headed back to Holland just a few minutes ago.

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287278
08/12/2022 01:59 PM
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Ok....loved the looks of that aircraft so I have to post this one (again) that I took maybe 15 years ago....

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: boucharda] #287279
08/12/2022 02:00 PM
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Great shot, boucharda!


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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287280
08/12/2022 02:02 PM
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CaribLee--That KLM blue is so distinctive! I can't find it now, but I took a photo one year at Regatta of the KLM 747 coming in, over top of the sailboats. Wish I could find that photo!


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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: Carol_Hill] #287284
08/12/2022 07:02 PM
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Some old photos of KLM

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287295
08/13/2022 11:44 PM
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Nice AirFrance pic. Sadly the Boeing 747 (The QUEEN of the Skies) days are numbered everywhere for passengers though she will definitely continue as a cargo carrier. As a total lifelong aerogeek my goal is to get on an A380 at some point before the money people retire that beautiful bird forever.

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #287296
08/14/2022 04:29 AM
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This is a rendition of there future plane.

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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: Colour1] #287299
08/14/2022 08:21 AM
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David--god, that's ugly.


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Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: Carol_Hill] #287356
08/15/2022 05:21 AM
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i tend to agree with you Carol

Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: CaribLee] #288258
09/03/2022 08:13 AM
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We travelled through Europe this summer and had a connecting flight through Amsterdam. As our plane taxied to the gate, I saw three big KLM 747s with CARGO painted on the side. I wondered how many of those glorious planes had made the trip to St Maarten over the years. For us airplane geeks, those were the days!

Re: AirFrance Arrival [Re: Teresasxm] #288285
09/03/2022 02:01 PM
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I will be going through Amsterdam to Toulouse on Wednesday....maybe I'll see them too


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