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A Boeing 747 at Eelde!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Blog | Leave a comment
A Boeing 747 at Eelde!

After the runway extension program at Groningen Airport Eelde was completed in 2013, widebodies were suddenly a possibility. However, due to reasons we weren’t able to properly receive them yet. Recently that all changed and earlier this week we received our first Boeing 747 for a full stop!

A Boeing 727 at Eelde!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog | Leave a comment
A Boeing 727 at Eelde!

Late June, we got a really nice present from the Oil Spill Response team. They were to send over one of their Boeing 727’s to land and spend a night at Eelde. With a few hours delay, G-OSRA finally became airborne as ‘BRO06’ and set course to Eelde. Naturally I had to be there to see this with my own eyes!

Diversions at Eelde

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Blog | Leave a comment
Diversions at Eelde

On Friday, the Dutch meteorological office already issued warnings (code orange/red) for several parts of the country. There was a cold front moving over the country and as a result it would become very windy, paired with heavy showers of rain.
When driving to work in the afternoon, the city of Groningen was still getting lots of sun and I didn’t think much of any storm yet. But soon after I started my shift, I received a call from KLM operations, asking us about our capabilities of receiving diversions. That was when the fun started!