*** SPRING 80 - 1 month ***
Cockpit view of "The Danube" - 747 KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - Airline Founded - 07 Oct 1919
The B747-206 aircraft that KLM named "The Danube" (Donau), Boeing Line No 108,
was delivered on 05 March 1971, and was registered PH-BUB.
KLM were in fact the first airline to operate the B747-200B series
in commercial passenger service, in February 1971.
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Regards, Bellerophon - 08 Dec 2002
Reg Serial Aircraft Type Config Delivered Status / Fate Exit Date Remark Fleet Number Aircraft Name
PH-BUB 19923 / 118 - Boeing 747-200 - Mar 1971 - N532AW America West Airlines - 06 Nov 1989 - UB-002 Donau / The Danube
"Second trip to the US"
19 may'80 - KL641 - Amsterdam-New York - AMS - JFK
.. june'80 - Los Angeles-Amsterdam - LAX - AMS
By car from NewYork to Los Angeles - southern route
Rental car from AVIS
Did have my licence so I could give Jan a break the coming month
( More images will follow LATER ! )
S E C O N D R O U N D T R I P T O N O R T H A M E R I C A
19 May 1980 - KL641 - Amsterdam - New York - AMS - JFK - with KLM - B747-206 "The Danube"
20 Jun 1980 - KL602 - Los Angeles - Amsterdam - LAX - AMS - with KLM - B747
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - Airline Founded - 07 Oct 1919 - It is the oldest airline in the world
1980 - 1 month - New York to Los Angeles - Southern route
Again with travelling-companion Jan van der Linde from Vollenhove
This year I had my driver license, so I could give Jan a break on our 2nd trip from East to West
Ending up in the same motel on Manhattan Beach, only 5 mi from LAX Airport and 3 blks from the beach
Two years in a row we did visit in 11 weeks (79 days) lots of highlights and National Parks along our itineraries
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