To the Empire State: KLM 643 – AMS to JFK
This time it’s long-haul flying again. I don’t know how often I have crossed the Atlantic in the Sim already, but it must have been a lot! Actually it’s one of my favorite routes to fly between North America and Europe. Even better that I could do it in a Boeing 747-400 this time. In KLM colors this bird just looks fantastic!
The flight was relatively routine, except that we got the Canarsie / Parkway Visual approach into 13L in JFK. So get ready for a little bit of Kai Tak-Feeling in NYC!
This time it’s a lot of pictures again. And I included some pictures from my first visit to the Big Apple from 2010. Went there again last year, and it already felt like the city has changed so much in the meantime. I love New York, but I wouldn’t wanna live there. Last time I was actually very happy when I got off the Greyhound bus in the middle of the night back in DC, where the streets are wider and not as crowded as in NYC.
Take-Off in Amsterdam will be on 36C. Soon we’ll head out into the North Sea, fly over Central UK (a little North of Manchester), enter Northern Irish airspace, and then follow NAT D over the Pond. After that we’ll fly down the coast, over Bangor and West of Boston, before landing in JFK via the Parkway Visual approach into 13L.
Before we start with the pictures, here’s a little Cockpit video I created. Still have some issues with Fraps. When I fly in the sim, it’s smooth as it can be. But when I record the FSRecorder replays with Fraps, it stutters from time to time.
That’s the end of the virtual part of this report. Here’s some real pictures I took in NYC and on my flight to JFK from DUS with Air Berlin in 2010. It was an A330-200.
We’ve reached the end of this real report at this point. On the flight back the weather was not as nice as all the time before. But this AF A380 just had arrived and made my waiting time at the gate a little more exciting.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!