Homemade #2: Fokker 70 PH-KZI KLM Cityhopper 15082011
Fokker 70 c/n 11579 PH-KZI of KLM Cityhopper overflying my house on 15 August 2011 on its way to Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM), still some 20 miles out. According to Dutch flight tracker site Casper, which has a replay function, the aircraft flew with a speed of 198 kts at an altitude of 4.000 ft. That was twice as high as other aircraft on their way to the same runway 09-27, so it must practically have nosedived to the runway (does that make it eligible for the "Battle of the noses", now raging on Airspace?). But the Fokker 70 is known for its ability to make very steep approaches, if necessary aided by its speedbrakes in the tail section (see link below). The aircraft carried out flight KL1336 from Aalborg (EKYT) in Denmark (hi Flyvertosset!). The aircraft first flew on 20 March 1997 and was first intended to become I-REJC for Italian carrier Avianova, which in the end did not take up the order. The aircraft flies with KLM Cityhopper since 1st April 1997. As the Fokker 70 is regarded by the certificating authorities as a derivative of the Fokker F28, the aircraft is officially registered as a Fokker F28 Mk070. Note the sunlight on the upper side of the wings reflecting on the intake of the engine pods.
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Dutch flight tracker site Casper
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