January 1, 2018

KLM scraps pilot caps from uniform

Filed under: Aviation by Orangemaster @ 2:21 pm

Happy New Year!

As of today, KLM pilots will no longer be required to wear caps, claiming that in today’s world, they have no added value. As well, not wearing a cap makes pilots more modern and easier to talk to as people. Many other airlines have either scrapped the caps or never introduced them at all.

There’s also talk of donating all the fun caps to a foundation for sick and handicapped children who are fans of pilots and aviation.

(Link: parool.nl, Photo of KLM A330-200 by caribb, some rights reserved)

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May 2, 2012

British RAF pilots cycle to the Netherlands for memorial

Filed under: Aviation,Bicycles,History by Orangemaster @ 10:28 pm

A group of nine pilots from the 99th RAF Squadron arrived in Landsmeer near Amsterdam today after four days of cycling from the UK. They were welcomed with a fanfare by the mayor like heroes. Every year they go to the monument to commemorate their deceased Squadron members. And since the British army is cutting back on expenses, the nine men couldn’t fly over and so they decided in true Dutch style to bike 750 kilometres.

The first question RTVNH (Radio and Television North Holland) had for one of them in true British understatement style was “how are your buttocks?”.

(Link: www.rtvnh.nl, Photo of Memorial by Bjorn V., some rights reserved)

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