Today I went spotting at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and there seemed to be a lack of planes departing, so I decided to do something different, which brings me to creating this topic.
What I’m talking about is the Corendon Boeing 747-400 parked in the Corendon Hotel’s backyard, North of Schiphol Airport.
Here’s a picture:
After seeing this picture, you probably got the same question that appeared in my brain when I first saw this: how.
Fortunately, there is already a topic here covering the details so I do not have to explain the full thing.
Some additional facts:
- The 747-406, registered PH-BFB, originally belonged to KLM.
- Corendon then bought it off KLM and sent it to Rome to get in painted in the Turkish carrier’s colours.
- This was not the typical Corendon 747 livery. It had a special paint scheme advertising the Eurovision Songfestival 2020, which was to be hosted in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Without further ado, here are the pictures!
Canon Eos 350d
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6
Canon EFS 18-55mm
Still taken with the long lens, here is a close up of the General Electric CF6 engines, which have seen almost 30 years of loyal service at KLM.
I made a quick sprint to the car to fetch the wide angle lens before the sun started to go down, here are some pictures with this lens:
Those were the photos!
If you ever decide to go spotting at Schiphol, I highly recommend visiting this.
You can park just outside the Corendon hotel and put on your emergency/park anywhere lights. Then make your way towards the tunnel. Just before the tunnel you will find a small dirt path going up. Follow it and you will get a great view of the 747.
I may or may not have sneaked onto the hotel grounds to get some better shots…
Have a great day wherever you are,