The Fokker F.VIIa was the world's first air-cooled radial-engine powered commercial aircraft. PH-ADX served with KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines). This particular aircraft carried Miss Holland, Rie van de Rest, to Paris, France from Rotterdam, Waalhaven, Holland in 1930.
Favored by sunny weather, Rie's flight left Waalhaven for Paris at 12:15 PM on January 24, 1930. This was Rie van de Rest's first flight in an airplane.
I completed this 1/87th scale F.VIIa from a Shapeways 3-D printed model.The Shapeways model was an F.VIIb-3m tri-motor which I converted to a single-engine F.VIIa.
(above) Original 1930 Postcard of Rie van de Rest, Miss Holland 1930 (Dana Holland Collection)
(above) Original 1930 Postcard of Rie van de Rest in Paris (Dana Holland Collection)
The Gloster Meteor Mk.IV was a British developed jet fighter that served postwar in the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
The DC-3 featured here was operated by KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines). Fokker in Holland had a manufacturing license from Douglas to build the DC-3 but never did build any. Instead they assembled and serviced Douglas built aircraft. This DC-3 was painted in an overall orange scheme in September 1939 as Holland was neutral at the time. On May 10, 1940 many Dutch civilian aircraft were destroyed at airports such as Schiphol, Ypenburg, and Waalhaven during the German invasion of Western Europe. This DC-3, however, escaped destruction and went on to serve the British until it crashed at Heston later that year. The name given to this particular aircraft by KLM was "Reiger", which means "Heron" in Dutch.
The Brewster B-339 served in the Dutch East Indes during the early days of the Pacific War.
Fokker D.XXI Dutch fighter aircraft from the period of September 1939 to May 1940.