Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

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Airplane enthusiasts now have a front row seat to London International Airport’s (YXU) runways.

London, Ontario – In partnership with local businesses, London International Airport (LIA) announces the opening of YXU Air Park, London’s first public plane spotting park.

Located on Creamery Road, plane spotters can enjoy optimal views of aircraft landing and taking off from the most frequently used runway at LIA, Runway 15-33.

YXU Air Park is equipped with a parking lot and informational signage to educate park visitors on London’s rich aviation history, most common aircraft types to land at LIA and more!

Source: london.ctvnews.ca


moscow inaug first day cover e bayThis first day cover to commemorate the inauguration of service between Montreal and Moscow on November 1, 1966 is available on e-Bay.

 


Corendon Boeing 747-400 - aircraft after life!

tmb 747 klmContinuing the 'Wayne's Wings' item from NetLetter #1481, another B-747-400 converted into a tourist attraction is the Queen of the Skies parked outside the Corendon Village Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

The jumbo jet is actually a retired KLM aircraft, registration PH-BFB, named 'City of Bangkok' that flew for the Dutch airline for 30 years. It was taken out of service in 2018 and acquired by Corendon.

To get the 160-ton plane to the hotel, it was transported via highway and through fields on a 200-ton trailer with 192 wheels.

The aircraft has been adorned in Corendon colours and put on display so the public can walk around or sit underneath the jet. Visitors can also tour the B-747’s interior to see its seats, cockpit, and galleys.

Source: www.corendonhotels.com

Additional history: nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/PH-BFB (in Dutch)

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Photo by Erikswcommons.wikimedia.org

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