Saturday, May 20, 2017

Badass Dutch king has secretly been an airline pilot for 21 years

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Being a monarch is tough — all the responsibilities and socializing stuff — but one particular king found the time cultivate a secret, part-time job ... for 21 years. 

Willem-Alexander, the king of the Netherlands, just revealed that he has flown twice a month for two decades as KLM co-pilot while his passengers were in the dark.

In an interview with newspaper De Telegraaf, Willem-Alexander, 50, calls flying a "hobby" that lets him leave his royal duties on the ground and fully focus on something else. 

“You have an aircraft, passengers and crew. You have responsibility for them,” the king told De Telegraaf. “You can’t take your problems from the ground into the skies. You can completely disengage and concentrate on something else. That, for me, is the most relaxing part of flying.” Read more...

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