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Thread: RTW Retro Flight #92 Bremen to Amsterdam . . . . . 1961

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    Default RTW Retro Flight #92 Bremen to Amsterdam . . . . . 1961

    KLM flight 212 is a Convair CV-240 on a flight from Bremen to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport (EDDW - EHAM). We have 300 gallons of fuel on board for the 153 nm flight of about one hour and five minutes. We will experience moderate to light cloud cover while cruising at 12,000 feet.

    Thanks to:
    Aircraft: Convair CV-240 CA18. The 1954 KLM model and original textures are by Greg Pepper & Tom Gibson, upgraded by Georg Hauzenberger (model) and Hans Hermann (textures) Virtual Birds Factory.
    Propliner AI & Traffic: CalClassic & FS Aviator - Tom Gibson, Mike Stevens, Jason Krogmann, Manuel Jagmann, Bill Towers, Nikko Yaginuma, Richard Wright, Frederick Coleman, Dave Jones, Paul Haak, Marty Lochmiller, Ake Lindberg, Harland Sandberg, Richard Wright and Gary Harper at www.calclassic.com
    Flight Simulator, Scenery and Add-ons: MS FS2004 v9.1 and:
    - Bremen and Amsterdam Schiphol Airports are from the 1961Central Europe scenery package by Wolfgang Gersch, Harry Biard, Michael Schneider, Jaap de Baare, Nikko Yaginuma, Tom Gibson, Bernard Leuenberger and Mike Stevens. At www.calclassic.com
    - Rwy12 and EZ Static Object and Scenery Libraries at www.flightsim.com
    - FS2004 Classic Scenery Libraries by Wolfgang Gersch (classic_libraries_v4a.zip) at www.flightsim.com
    - KLM Northern Germany Timetable 1961 from the collection of Diederik R. Vels Heijn at www.timetableimages.com
    - REX FS9 w/Overdrive & SP5 for sky, cloud, weather, water/wave, runway, taxiway, sun, grass textures and runway lighting.
    - Flight One Ground Environment Pro II
    - FS Genesis UT Europe.

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    1. KLM timetable Northern Germany 6 June – 31 October, 1961 Bremen to Amsterdam.

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    2. Engines started and cockpit checks completed.

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    3. Taxiing out to runway 09 for departure.

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    4. Takeoff and packing up the gear.

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    5. Turning on a heading of 255 for Amsterdam.

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    6. Passing 6,500 feet with the city of Ganderkesee below.

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    7. Cruising at 12,000 feet near Ostrittrum with the Hunte River below.

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    8. Cruising over small towns and farm land below.

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    9. A little over 8 nm from the Dutch border we see the town of Haren Below.

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    10. We crossed into the Netherlands some time ago and are descending through 7,500 feet a bit north of the city of Kampen, We see the IJssel River below.

    More in the reply . . . . . . . . .
    Larry

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    Default RTW Retro Flight #92 Bremen to Amsterdam . . . . . 1961

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    11. Descending through 5,000 feet over town of Dronten.

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    12. We are down to 3,000 feet and heading out over Markermeer Lake with the city of Almere off our left wing.

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    13. We begin a turn to the southwest toward Amsterdam.

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    14. About 11 nm from Schiphol Airport we turn to intercept our approach to runway 22.

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    15. Lining up the approach with flaps 40 and gear down.

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    16. On short final.

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    17. Touchdown.

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    18. Turning off the runway.

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    19. Taxiing to parking

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    20. Parked and all systems shut down and the passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying KLM.
    Larry

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    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL POST!! Frankly on this site the expectations are pretty high! But you really blew them out of the water!!

    Thanks so much!!

    Michael

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    Simply superb series in your flight.
    Loved them all- going to have to get my radials started!
    Especially enjoyed the World Time Table from KLM- excellent touch!
    Thanks

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    Much fine flight. Very relaxing! Thence, I'm already tired to think that I have to make a flight
    Gérard Guichard, Dijon, Burgundy, France. i5 Intel processor, 4 Go of Ram, Nvidia GeForce 920MX, DirectX 12.0, and FSX Gold Edition with SP1, SP2. My personal flightsim website is at http://flightlessons.6te.net

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    I appreciate your comments Michael, Blair & Gérard.
    Larry

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    I was 5 years old at that time (and already a pretty noble and young intellectual of course) I remember these Convairs very well. EHAM has changed completely over the years but the old control tower still exists. Awesome retro-flight once more my friend!

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    Thanks for commenting Jan. I found a picture of you as a young intellectual noble child in short pants.

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    Larry

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    Yep, I just graduated from High-School at that time. I still wear that cap btw.

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