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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Secret Life of a Pilot

A Dutch King!

Yes, a Dutch King has been leading a secret double life as an airline pilot for 21 years. While this may be old news, it's pretty darn cool! Do you know who you're flying with?


"Bruce Willis has nothing on Dutch King, who just revealed he's been moonlighting as a professional pilot for the past 21 years. The king's dubbelleven, or “double life,” as De Telegraaf called it, involves being a co-pilot on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

For more than two decades, the king has flown Fokker 70 planes twice a month, taking unsuspecting passengers on short-haul flights. He calls it a relaxing hobby. If you think you'd recognize if your pilot was someone famous, or even your country's leader, think again.

“The advantage is that I can always say I am speaking on behalf of the captain and crew to welcome them on board, so I don't have to say my name,” Willem-Alexander told De Telegraaf, according to Sky News. “But then, most people don't listen anyway.”  KLM, for its part, tweeted a photo of the king in the cockpit"


Who Knows, you could be talking to a king!

Enjoy the Journey!
XO Karlene 

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