Nordic Flying: KLM 1185 – AMS to BGO
Welcome to a new flight! Today’s flight has a special meaning to me, as I was on that exact same real flight 11 days ago. We’re going from Amsterdam to Bergen, Norway. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway with a population of around 390,000. It’s located on the West coast of Norway, West and a little North of Oslo. I went there to visit some friends I met when studying in the USA and I can only recommend you to visit this nice city. There’s some “real” pictures from Bergen at the end of this post, in case you’re interested. I apologize in advance for the large amount of pictures in this post. I hope you have a broadband internet connection… 😉
Now let’s get started. ETD ist 08:40 am CET. Equipment will be a Boeing 737-700 from KLM. There’s gonna be quite a few exterior shots this time, as I find KLM’s livery to be one of the best looking liveries on any plane out there. We’re flying on PH-BGI, my real flight was on PH-BGO.
Take-off in Amsterdam will be from runway 06. We actually took off from runway 24 11 days ago, which is the same runway, only the opposite end. Then we will follow SID ANDIK1T towards the North Sea and soon reach the shore. We’ll then head North, first a little towards the UK, later towards Norway. Before landing on runway 17 in Bergen (my real flight landed on 35 and also took off from 35), we will only overfly the North Sea. Weather in Amsterdam will be rainy with decreased visibility, in Bergen it will also be rainy and we’ll have a relatively strong headwind of 16 kts during final. The routing might look a little weird, but actually this is pretty much the routing my real flight took too.
Push back. I love the KLM livery! It also was a great airline to fly on. They served juice and cookies on the 30 minute flight from DUS to AMS (literally the shortest flight I’ve ever been on) and breakfast on the leg to Norway. Good service, friendly crew!
We’re taxiing to the active. Getting around in Schiphol can actually take longer than your flight. We arrived on the Polderbaan from Dusseldorf and the taxi from there to our gate took some 15 minutes. This time we’re lucky and from C5 to runway 06 it’s not that far.
And back into nasty weather. This is actually pretty close to the real weather I had when arriving in Bergen. But on departure there was not a single cloud hanging in the sky and I caught a sunburn that day…
Now let’s get some salmon. You can get awesome fish here. But the beer is frickin’ expensive!! 32 dollars for a six-pack of Bud. I was shocked! But since Norway is one of the richest countries in the world, they all earn enough to pay for that.
That’s the end of the virtual report. Here are a few pictures from the real flight KLM 1185, Bergen, and the flight back on KLM 1190 – the next flight I’m gonna do in the sim.
Thanks for reading today’s mixed report. Hope you enjoyed it!