Nordic Flying II: KLM 1190 – BGO to AMS

Please fasten your seatbelt and place your hand-luggage in the overhead bins or under the seat in front of you. Welcome aboard KLM 1190, the return leg of our flight to Bergen yesterday. ETD is 5:10 pm CET. Flying time will be approximately 1 hours and 20 minutes, plus an additional 15 minutes taxi time in Amsterdam…

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We will take-off on runway 35, then follow a 180 degree left turn towards our initial route on SID OKLAN4D. The flight will take us along the Norwegian coast, over Stavanger we will fly out into the North Sea. We will start our descent over the North Sea and fly a visual approach to runway 18R. Weather will be nice, a bit cloudy and strong headwinds over the North Sea. On my real flight it was cloudless, but we also had the strong headwinds. The captain said a few times we’re in for a very bumpy ride, and indeed it was one of the bumpiest flights I’ve been on so far (and that’s actually quite a bit). But it was kind of fun, a little bit like riding a roller-coaster.
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PH-BGI is ready for the flight back to Amsterdam at Gate 24 in Bergen.
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After we’ve finished all the pre-flight items, we’re being push-backed.
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There’s a lot of Thomas Cook tourist-bombers around today.
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The taxi to 35 is very short.
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But we have to wait for this SAS 737 to land, before we’re cleared for take-off.
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Bye-bye Bergen!
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A sharp left turn. We did the same on the real flight. But then I could actually see the airport from above, as we were flying parallel to it and no clouds were blocking the view.
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Into the clouds.
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If only there were clear skies. But you can see that it looks a lot like the real pictures I took on KLM 1190. We also had this routing.
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The city of Stavanger. Maybe my next destination from Amsterdam.
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After cruising on FL400 for a bit, we’re now descending into Amsterdam.
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The Dutch coast comes in sight.
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I don’t know if the water is warm enough yet to take a swim. I doubt it.
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That’s the Netherlands. Waterways everywhere!
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On final for 18R. We’re coming in visual.
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Sadly no KLM 747-400 approaching parallel to us this time.
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Seconds from touchdown on the “Polderbaan”.
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Now the fun part begins: 15 minutes of taxiing around Schiphol to get from the Polderbaan to the gate. Some Dutch guys told me they actually call the Polderbaan an Alternate airport for Schiphol, because it’s so far away from the main part of the airport. It’s also called “Harleem International airport”, because the runway is closer to the city of Harleem than it is to the airport of Schiphol.
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At least I took the same route than my real flight, as we also landed on 18R and taxied to the D-gates. I have a similar picture of passing runway 06/24 in the real trip report.
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And this one’s just for you Al! A KLM MD-11, nothing special in Schiphol.
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Passing some more gates on our odyssey to the D-gates.
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And finally, after 15 minutes, we’ve reached the D-pier. Taxi-in to D18.
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The ground crews get ready to take over.
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And one last picture as the sun is still standing high above the control tower.
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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed. I haven’t decided on my next flight yet, maybe I’ll fly to Stavanger on KLM, as I’m in a Scandinavian mood at the moment…

One thought on “Nordic Flying II: KLM 1190 – BGO to AMS

  1. hi, great report!

    How about flying to KEF? It’s part of the nordic countries… you could then start the RTW trip… 😉

    Norway isn’t too different from Iceland! Similar fjords as in the northwest, north, northeast and east of Iceland.

    regards, Sveinn 🙂

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