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Taipei Banter 台北嘿掰講 Episode 9

第九集 - KLM皇家荷蘭航空到底有多皇家?Just how royal is KLM?

· 台北嘿掰講 Taipei Banter

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Excerpt 摘要:

King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he'd regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades.

Calling the part-time role a "hobby," the King says that he'd taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper -- the airline's short-haul carrier -- flights for over 21 years.

The King told the newspaper that he used the twice-monthly flights with KLM to decompress from his royal duties, with his pastime allowing him to fully concentrate on the task at hand.

Britain's heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is a qualified pilot, and his two sons, William and Harry, flew helicopters in their previous military careers -- William, a search and rescue chopper and Harry, Apache helicopters in Afghanistan.

microlight

Microlight

parachute

Parachute

hangar

Hangar

pilot and co-pilot

Pilot and co-pilot

Article discussed: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/netherlands-king-willem-alexander-klm-pilot/index.html

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