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Turns 41 yoa, gets a MY B747-4H6 from a flight I never forgot


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Thanks to my parents they gifted me my birthday gift today, even that my birthday is on December 08 tomorrow, I turn 41 years old aaaaaa rip xD
So I could order this Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-4H6 - 9M-MHL "Kuala Lumpur"  from J-Fox Models @ 1:200 in diecast metal biggrin.png 

https://www.aviation...info&art=129618

My 12th Queen of the Skies best gift ever this aircraft has many memories since my parents and I are ex-passengers of it.
The flight was more that a good memory;
It was something I will never forget in very good ways, of course.

The Flight had the following way points:

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Flight Path A:

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Perth Western Australia - Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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After landing in Kuala Lumpur we stayed in the Kuala Lumpur Marriot Hotel for 3 nights / 4 days.
We had a mini holiday in Kuala Lumpur & Sha-Alahm and the surroundings of that awesome area, this was a very cool experience.

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Flight Path B:

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - Colombo, Sri-Lanka - Zurich, Switzerland - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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When we landed in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, the Captain arranged me a VIP tour under the belly of the beast his B747-4H6
He gave me a tour under the belly, the main landing gear and it's four massive engines, each having 75.000bhp...
Max Speed of our aircraft was 1086kph and the flight from Colombo to Zurich we flew at a speed of 1040 kph since we needed to be on time in Zurich for an important pickup.
During this flight I was aloud to visit the cockpit and stay there for like 2 hours for great company and it was just so damn cool up there.
From Zurich to Amsterdam they re-invited me to take a final visit up on the flight deck, i stayed for about an hour and I was like Time to land the beast my friends :cool:
May The Force Be With You, Always

When we landed in Amsterdam at Schiphol International, the Crew of the 9M-MHL  mainly the Captain & Co-Pilot wished me all the best and thanked me for my warm and friendly company. happy.png
Thus I thanked them for their open kindness towards me showing me, mainly showing me what a Boeing 747-400 is like from the inside and outside.
Even I was 14 at the time this is just something I will never never forget, and especially nowadays such things are extremely rarely experienced by others.
This is the perfect example of  how it was like in the golden days of flight experiences.

1990 was a great year for Boeing 747's & Concorde's alike even Tu-144's were used for flights as well, everything was awesome back then.
Since September 11, 2001 things have never been the same and I think people need to open up more and stop being afraid because that is what those terrorists want.
They want us to be afraid they want  to restrict everyone from their freedom and that is sadly happening.
This is why passengers can't have a great time during their flights due to all of these expensive restrictions.

Anyways there my Memory of 9M-MHL, Once she arrives I will gladly make a lovely review of this 12 Queen of the Skies  wub.png
Once the model arrives I will replace these reference ones with ones I made myself as I have done with all my Queens   blush.png

Model info:

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Boeing 747-4H6
Malaysia Airlines "1990's Livery"
9M-MHL "Kuala Lumpur"
"Visit Malaysia '94"
Scale: 1:200
J-Fox Models

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This trance song fits this memory:

Dash Berlin - Till The Sky Falls Down (Original Vocal Mix)


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Nice song, dude. I don't think I would be too unhappy if my memory had a good trance soundtrack. And congrats!

 

 

I think people need to open up more and stop being afraid because that is what those terrorists want.

 

It's funny how governments and terrorists both want the same thing sometimes. Maybe best not to "go there" ... unsure.png

 

Back on track, though, I remember those days too. I used to fly as a child by myself in the 90s and I remember being shown the cockpit. KLM also provided great English-language comic books and puzzles to play with, and staff were instructed to be friendly and helpful instead of making you feel even more like being in a prison than you already are.

 

I don't have a technical brain I guess, because I don't remember models or anything. I only remember seeing the second story of the airplane, being upgraded once just because I was a kid by myself and I remember how friendly and kind and different it was.

 

There are still some cool employees here and there in the airline industries if you are lucky. However, to have a little physical model of a fond memory is certainly worth treasuring! Happy Birthday!


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Hey thanks defcon_x cool.png And yeah I knew that J-Fox Models had one , just didn't expect to find one so cheap this recently in a store where I bought most of my models.About 3 weeks ago they price dropped it from 149 EUR to 117 and now a week ago it dropped from that to 89 Eur hah!  Just brilliant :)

 

Ah well when it arrives I'll make good pics of this 12th Queen of the Skies for my 1:200 Boeing 747 collection cool.png


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