Do not be scared about the burning 747 at Schiphol airport

Imagine arriving at your Amsterdam airport hotel room and the first thing you see out the window is a burning Jumbo with a bunch of crash tenders on the runway.

It took me about 10 seconds to remember passing the “jet’ when we taxied to the terminal, and realizing that it wasn’t actually a real plane, but the practice jet for the airport fire department.

Jerry wrote about these practice runs back in November of last year, but I can’t help wonder how many people see the outline of a burning 747 and freak out. It certainly isn’t the kind of thing I’d like to see on my final approach to the airport and the proximity to the main terminal is quite scary.