Citizens of the Airport #25 – The Next Generation

I like to think of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as a village, inhabited by millions of people for not more then a few hours per day max. But who are the people that pass through? What makes them tick? I’m on a quest to meet the Citizens of the Airport!


“My mother bought me this suit. I want to be a pilot.”


“It was his greatest wish to spend a day at Schiphol. We’re just visiting, you see. The tie is real, by the way, it belongs to his father.”


“We went in the cockpit.”


“He means the aircraft cabin at the aeroplane shop. We spent an hour-and-a-half there.”


“I flew in a plane once.”


“You were very small then. He can’t remember anything about it.”


“I went in a pretend plane once too.”


“He means the Aviodrome aviation museum. And what are we going to do now?”


“Eat aeroplane pancakes!”

Posted by:   Ben Kortman  | 
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Theya Peekel Schilt

the clothes make the man to be


I love whoever wants to be a Pilot… It’s my dream.


Qué buen proyecto de vida tiene este muchacho! Felicitaciones!

Lolita M. Balboa

Dreaming is free – I love this boy – very smart. I hope someday, you will be a KLM pilot.
I love Schiphol

Ken Jensen

Btw, Awesome job Ben!!

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