King Of Netherlands Moonlights As Commercial Pilot
Friday, May 19th, 2017 in News
It’s been revealed that the King of the Netherlands moonlights as a commercial airline pilot. For the past 20 years, King Willem Alexander has taken the copilot seat for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, ferrying passengers around the country in his inconspicuous pilot’s hat and uniform.
While it was common knowledge that the king had a pilot’s license, the public were largely unaware that he took the helm on commercial flights. While you’d think that the King would be recognisable walking down the narrow plane aisles, apparently the outfit provides a convincing air of incognito!
King Willem had previously been flying the Fokker 70, a plane widely used by KLM airlines until they announced the model would be phased out. He is now retraining to fly the Boeing 737. After that, expect his royal highness to be taking up the announcements again. We wonder if any of his journeys were delayed…
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