On Sunday evening, Dutch air traffic control was asked by pilots of a Boeing 787 of the Mexican airline AeroMexico whether they could fly low over Amsterdam.
The pilots wanted to admire the capital from the air.
"You would wake up all of Amsterdam," said an astonished air traffic controller, as can be heard in an audio clip of the conversation between the pilots and the control tower.
"Is there a chance that we will be able to fly at 4,000 feet (1,200 meters, ed.) Over Amsterdam?" The pilots asked on Sunday shortly before taking off at 10.30 pm.
Air traffic control responded in disbelief and said this was not possible.
The pilots reacted with surprise and said they came up with the idea "because of the new year".
However, air traffic control made it clear to the Mexicans that the approximately 60 meter long plane would "wake up all of Amsterdam".
However, the air traffic controller advised them "to visit Amsterdam when everything is open again".
The flight in question was AMX26 from Schiphol to Mexico City, which arrived at its destination on Monday at 10:32 AM (Dutch time).
The pilots could not only not fly low over the capital, but also had to take off from the Kaagbaan, so that they even took off in the opposite direction.
AeroMexico flight # AMX26 on EHAM Tower with Request (Its 22:30 local time): '' Is it possible to do some sightseeing out of the departure over Amsterdam @ FL40 ?? '' EHAM Tower: ........ .... ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ 😂😂 (h / t @rubenhofs)
Author EHEH_SpotterMoment of places13: 11 - 19 January 2021