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Leaving from Jersey again we have to take in account the short runway. That's why for the 3rd leg we choose an aircraft which does not need a very long runway; the Fokker F-100 KLM Cityhopper is our obvious choice.
This leg will take us back to our home-base EHAM Schiphol. With this leg we will have completed the first letter of our Skywrite program.



The Fokker 100 is a medium-size twin-turbofan airliner from the Dutch Fokker factory.
The Fokker F28 Mk 0100 program was announced in 1983 as an updated replacement for Fokker's popular, but superseded F28 Fellowship design. The design was based on the original F28 but features modern avionics, new generation Rolls-Royce Tay turbofan engines and a redesigned wing. However the most noticeable difference was the longer fuselage, which increased seating to a maximum of 107 in a three-by-two single-class arrangement. The new wing is claimed by Fokker to be 30% more efficient in cruise, while still keeping the simplicity of a fixed leading edge. The cockpit was updated with a Rockwell Collins DU-1000 EFIS. Like the Fokker Fellowship, the Fokker 100 features twin rear fuselage-mounted engines.
Low operational costs and scant competition in the 100-seat short-range class led to strong sales when the F-100 was introduced in the late 1980s, but sales fell as competition increased. Production ended in 1997 with 283 airframes delivered.
The end of the F-100, the biggest aircraft produced by Fokker, also meant the end of the only Dutch aircraft manifactorer; by the end of 1997 Fokker closed the factory and ended it's activities.
  wing span length cruising speed max. range max. passengers
 Fokker F-100 28,08 mtr 35,53 mtr 845 km/hour 3.710 km 122


In this leg we are returning to EHAM - Schiphol, the airport of Amsterdam, the capitol of The Netherlands.
In the introduction we already told something of this airport, here some more facts:
The airport is situated about 15 km from Amsterdam in the reclaimed land of the former Haarlemmermeer.
As from 1978 Schiphol can directly be reached by train, as in that year it got it's own railway-station. This station is part of a 6 km long tunnel passing under the airfield.
The airport is build as one large terminal, split into three large departure halls. The most recent of these was completed in 1994, and expanded in 2007 with a new part, named Terminal-4. Plans for further terminal expansion exist, including the construction of a separate new terminal between the runways Zwanenburgbaan and the Polderbaan.
When constructed in 1991 the Schiphol Air traffic control tower was the tallest in the world with a height of 101 mtr. Schiphol is geographically the world's lowest major commercial airport.
The airport has six runways:
Polder baanRWY 18R - 36L3.800 x 60 mtr asphalt
Aalsmeer baanRWY 18L - 36R3.400 x 45 mtr asphalt
Zwanenburg baanRWY 18C - 36C3.300 x 45 mtr asphalt
Buitenveldert baanRWY 09 - 273.453 x 45 mtr asphalt
KaagbaanRWY 06 - 243.500 x 45 mtr asphalt
Oostbaan (Fokkerbaan)RWY 04 - 222.014 x 45 mtr asphalt

Of these the Oostbaan is the smallest and, with the exception of an emergency will only be used by small aircraft and mostly VFR flights.
The flights of KLM and its Skyteam-partners usually leave from one of the 14 gates of terminal E or one of the 8 gates of terminal F.
And, interesting for the Flightsimmers, this year the scenery of EHAM was released by the Dutch NL-2000 group; very nice and full free-ware!