Monday, October 31, 2016

Alas, one of the world's greatest bits of free entertainment is coming to an end - KLM has decided not to fly it's giant 747 into the airport at St. Maartens.

Flying an enormous jet within feet of the heads of beachgoers is always a thrill.


  1. Decent of them not to flush the blue water tank on the beach folk.

  2. B-747's are almost defunct as people carriers. Replaced by more fuel efficient, longer range aircraft able to bring higher profits. They will still have a place in the long-haul cargo sector however. I reminisce about my first of dozens of "Jumbo" trips. May 1970 Pan American hop from Frankfurt, Germany to Heathrow, UK. A real thrill.

  3. The Dutch have never been much fun.