Category: Industry

Aviation Event – KLM MD-11 Retirement – Enthusiast Flights

Tuesday 11 November 2014 saw KLM, the world’s last commercial airline flying passenger-configured McDonnell Douglas MD-11s, bring down the curtain on the type’s near 21-year service with the Dutch flag carrier and an association with Douglas aircraft stretching back some 80 years.  To mark the event, KLM laid on three enthusiast flights for those desperate to experience the type for one last (or in some cases, first and last!) time.  Ben Luck fell into the latter category, and this is his personal account of the experience.   On Monday 15 September 2014 it was announced over the internet that...

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