Type: Diamond DA-42 NG Twinstar

Program: FS2004 and FSX

Model: AI model Richard Faith

Operator: KLM Flight Academy

Download: Complete aircraft

In 1991 the Rijksluchtvaartschool was privatized and taken over by KLM for the symbolic sum of one Dutch guilder to continue as an independent company under the name KLM Luchtvaartschool (KLS) and later KLM Flight Academy. The KLM Flight Academy has two Twinstars in its fleet.The PH-KFA is in sevice since September 2018.

Type: Slingsby T67C Firefly

Program: FS2004 en FSX , pack with two repaints

Model: J.R.Lucariny

Operator: Rijksluchtvaartschool

                KLM Flight Academy

Download: Complete aircraft

In 1990, the RLS bought 9 Slingsby T.67C-3 Firefly for the basic training. They replaced the eight Cessna F.152-IIs operating in this role since 1980. When in August 1991, the KLM took over the RLS and transferred it into the KLM Luchtvaartschool(KLM Flight Academy): the aircraft were repainted in the basic KLM colours.

The T.67 Firefly was a further developed Fournier RF-6. René Fournier designed his RF-6 in 1974. It was based on his earlier all-wood motor gliders with high aspect wings. He started a factory in Nitray in France especially for the RF-6. After having built 40 aircraft, he ran into financial difficulties and had to close his doors. Fournier had sold the license to Slingsby, which further developed the RF-6. The wooden construction was replaced by composite and the aircraft was made completely acrobatic. This became the T.67C of which around 250 were built. The PH-SGG was registered with KLM Luchtvaartschool BV, Eelde, was withdrawn from use in November 2001 and sold to France.

Type: Grumman Tracker S2F-1

Program: FS2004 and FSX, pack with 2 repaints

Model: Milton Shupe

Operator: MLD Dutch Naval Service, KLM Technical School

Download: Complete aircraft

Under the Mutual Defense Assistant Program (MDAP), the MLD(Dutch Naval Service) received in 1960 26 US-built S2F-1 Trackers in 1961 added with 17 more Canadian-built CF2F1's. The 151 served on the aircraft carrier "Karel Doorman" and when the ship was taken out of service, at Valkenburg airbase near The Hague. In 1975 the aircraft was taken out of the fleet and donated to the KLM Engeneering School in Hoofddorp (now ROC Amsterdam) for the training of aircraft mechanics. The aircraft was recently restored and painted in its original MLD livery. Today it is part of the collection of the Aviodrome Museum at Lelystad Airport.

Type: BAC 111-300

Program: FS2004 en FSX

Model: David Maltby

Operator: KLM

Download: Complete aircraft

KLM hired during the summerseason of 1968 the G-ATPJ for 6 months from British Eagle. It served mainly on the route Rotterdam-London Heathrow.

Type: Ilyushin IL-62

Program: FS2004 and FSX

Model: Stepan Gritsevsky en Michael Ackermann

Operator: Aeroflot/KLM

Download: Complete aircraft

During the Cold War Western Airliners were not allowed to fly across Russian territory. To solve this problem KLM wet-leased two IL-62's including crew in 1971.The cabine crew was mixed KLM/Aeroflot.


Type: Consolidated PBY5A Catalina

Program: FS2004 and FSX

Model: Alphasim

Operator: KLM Insulair Bedrijf

Download: Complete aircraft

From 1947 till 1950 the Interinsulair Service of KLM had nine Catalina's in the fleet. They were used in the Indonesian Archipelago. They accommodated 14 till 18 passengers. After the independence of Indonesia the PK-CTB was transferred to Garuda.

Type: Stearman Hammond Y-1S

Program: FS2004 and FSX, pack with 2 repaints

Model: rarewings.com

Operator: KLM

Download: Complete aircraft

In 1937 KLM was interested in the new Douglas DC4E for its Dutch Eastindies-line. The DC4E was developed on the basis of the requirements of the US airlines United, TWA, Eastern and Pan American. KLM pilot Parmentier has flown the prototype flew and was impressed. KLM was intended to purchase 6 aircrafts with a option for 6 more. The DC-4E had a nose wheel, while KLM had only aircraft with a tail wheel in its fleet. In order to train their pilots to get used to the nose wheel configuration KLM purchased the Stearman Hammond Y-1S in September 1937 for training purposes. The Stearman Hammond Model Y was designed by Dean B. Hammond for the Bureau of Air Commerce safe airplane competition in 1934. Starting point was to develop a simple and reliable aircraft for $ 700, - Model Y was one of the winners and Hammond got orders for 25 planes. However the prototype did not meet the requirements.Lloyd Stearman was asked to re- engineer the plane to improve performance and general workmanship. Resulting aircraft, Model Y-1S. Only 20 aircraft have been built.

The prototype of the Douglas DC-4E was tested by United on its routes and was found to be far from economically.The American Airlines placed no orders orders and the project was canceled.Therefore the Stearman Hammond Y-1S was no longer necessary at KLM.The plane went to the RAE(Royal Aircraft Establishment) at Farnborough and thoroughly tested.It went to the RAF for assessment. Its ground handling was discribed as "impressive"but it was found impossible to fly an accurate compass course and it was extremely noisy. The RAF for saw little use for the machine.It remained at the RAE till it was scraped in 1942. Thanks to John Blackburn who sent me a black/white photograph on which I based the repaint.

Douglas developed during WWII a completely new DC-4 (C-54) which, due to the war, was put into operation by the airlines after 1945.