A Midnight Netherlands Sky to a Mountainous Approach on the Tip of Africa

AMSTERDAM to CAPE TOWN

I’m really going to try to make my descriptions shorter because I don’t know what to say, but last week, Cape Town was a featured airport so I flew in from Amsterdam, KLM flies this route in real life with their 777-300ERs so I used it too. I used the Orange KLM livery which I think is a really cool livery. Cape Town was very busy so I commend all ATC for controlling it, it took about 45 minutes of vectoring because of the sheer amount of planes trying to get into Cape Town. Flight time was 11 hours and 20 minutes.

Flight Details

EHAM-FACT • AMS-CPT
Amsterdam to Cape Town
KLM 643 Heavy
Boeing 777-300ER
11:20
@JulianB

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Rotating out of Amsterdam beneath the dark, midnight sky The Alps look great, even at night as we fly South toward the tip of Africa The sun rises as we fly over the country of Algeria Descending past the mountains of Cape Town West of the City as we get vectored toward the runway On final approach as a Lufthansa A380 drops down to follow behind me

He actually zoomed by at about 400 knots and 2500 feet and then got ghosted by ATC

Crossing the runway threshold as a variety of Aircraft hold short waiting for their que to takeoff Touching down in Cape Town!

I took the criticism you guys gave so please let me know your thoughts and your favorite photo!
And if you still see anything I should fix, please tell me! :D

Where was the Orange Pride 77W livery first flown to promote the Netherlands?

  • Amsterdam to Rio De Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics
  • Amsterdam to Cape Town For the 2008 World Cup
  • Amsterdam to Atlanta for the 1998 Olympics

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The answer to the last question was California rolls which 53% got correct!

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Whoooooaaah

These. Are. Stunning!

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YESSSS YOUU DID IT
also last time I wAs tHis eArlY
dang it second again

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Proud to have flown on that aircraft (AMS-CGK) in 2017! Lovely photos

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Please stop with the outstanding pictures. I can’t decide between pictures: 2, 3, 7, 8 🤣😂

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The second picture is amazing, in FACT, they all look amazing!!

Ok I will try not to do another ICAO pun.

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the first one is interessting… I like it

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OMG!!! I love the Orange Pride livery so much!!!😀😆

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That A380 behind u tho

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They all look so good. Next one u should do Amsterdam to Tokyo for the 2020 olympics

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Its like you have another set of screenshots every day, keep up :)

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@Tsumia thanks a lot! I’m happy you like them :D

@Suhas haha I remembered your comment

@Declan_OHara thanks! And you’re really lucky to have been on this aircraft, it’s really cool and different

@Ondrejj hopefully next time you can’t decide between 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10! 😂

@PilotDog I hope that’s a FACT that you stop making ICAO codes 😉

@AExones thanks! It’s hard to make night photos look good

@KindaTartySliceOfPie it’s one of my favorite liveries!

@ILOVE7879-2.0 yeah he got close, and then disappeared into the air 😂

@SahyaQFFlyer too bad they won’t happen until 2021 tho :(

@Infinite_Qantas terrible timing considering I might not have one tomorrow 🤣

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That’s actually a cool idea! Especially if we had the Japan Air 787 in the Olympics livery!

Cape Town is just really stunning! Some really cool pictures in there, especially the wing view of the Cape and the Alps. Really cool livery too. Thanks for sharing!

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The Atlanta games were in 1996!!!

Get your FACT straight!!

Great pics!!!

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I’m honestly struggling to put to words how epic this is…
Me being from Cape Town and living close to the airport all I can say is that whenever Cape Town is featured in this manner it really warms my heart. Your pictures are so beautiful I cannot choose only 1. Yes KLM uses the 77W but very rarely uses the Orange Pride on their Cape Town route. They also use the 772 too😉

I’d lastly like to say that I’m super impressed with what you’ve done. Your pictures are beyond a thousand words and it truly showcases your talent. Keep it up!

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@JulianB Cape Town is really cool! It was actually my first time flying in, ive flown to Dubai tho. I also really love the Orange and Blue on the livery!

@DeltaCs100 my bad, I’ll get my FACTs right next time ;D

@Springbok777 thanks a lot! Cape Town is a beautiful city so I’m happy these pictures were goood for you living there, I’m dedo going to have more Cape Town posts in the future!

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Beautiful pictures! Love the 5th one.

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Thanks a lot! :D

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