The king of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander admitted in an interview with De Telegraaf that after the accession to the throne was regularly flying the plane passenger airlines, while remaining incognito.
According to BBC, the monarch was flying as second pilot on KLM flights, and passengers would sometimes recognize his voice.
That Willem-Alexander is piloting the aircraft, was known before his ascension to the throne in 2013. He sat at the helm of a relatively small medium-range Fokker 70 as a «guest pilot» to save a pilot’s license.
Newspaper De Telegraaf first reported that after the coronation of Willem-Alexander twice a month incognito worked as the second pilot on a passenger flight KLM Cityhopper, subsidiary of KLM. Her passengers tend to be business people who are sent to Britain, Germany, Norway and other European countries, according to the publication.
In an interview with the newspaper De Telegraaf, the king said that he was going to continue to fly a plane, and in the summer will be courses in the management of larger Boeing 737s that the airline had replaced the Fokker this year.
Before Willem-Alexander said that if he was not born in a Palace, I would like to run a big passenger plane like a Boeing 747.
King Willem-Alexander came to the throne after his mother Queen Beatrix in 2013 he abdicated the throne. In April of this year, the king of the Netherlands was 50 years old.