Last Flight of Captain Erwin Gabel @ KLM

Captain Erwin Gabel,former Chief Pilot KLM MD11, made his last flight due to retirement with KLM. Assisted by Captain Bart de Vries acting as First Officer on this special flight. Flight KL597, callsign KL103, stand Echo24, got a re-clearance of rwy 09 to rwy 36C. This flight got operated with the B777-300ER ‘PH-BVS’. Backflight KL598 , callsign KL104,got operated with the PH-BVG.The approach got a special experience with landing on rwy 18R. Flight KL281,heading to SFO , got airborne on rwy 36L, turned left and thereafter Captain Erwin became final for rwy 18R,same runway. His last landing was a marvellous […]
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Last Flight of Captain Berto Bot @ KLM

Captain Berto made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597 with callsign KL103 departed on runway 09 and was operated with the B777-300ER registered as PH-BVU.  Backflight KL598 ,landing on runway 06,and a marvellous escort by follow-me cars of Schiphol Airport,guided to final stand F6. Operated with the B777-300ER reg as PH-BVP Both flights got assisted by Captain Thomas Jansen and First Officer Laura Maerman-Hartman.   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Berto Bot @ KLM Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Peter Somsen @ KLM

Captain Peter made his last flight due to retirement at KLM . Flight KL598 with callsign KL104, landing with lots of rain and a slight crosswind on runway 18R. And with a nice ‘Bokito Call’. This flight got assisted by First Officer Marcel Bijmoer,Second Officer Rick Verhoeven and Senior Purser Christine Brusse and CA 2 Carla Roos His wife Ingrid Veldhuizen was on this trip as well and got her husband back from KLM after so many years. Peter’s cockpitcrew was extended with Captain A330 Ton van Venrooy His departure to Capetown last Friday was on runway 18L. While I […]
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Last Flight of Captain Tom van Hoorn @ KLM

Captain Tom made his final flight due to retirement with KLM. Flight KL745  with a departure on runway 18Center , operated with B789 Dreamliner PH-BHD. Tom got assisted by first officer Wouter de Haan and second officer Emma Pier. Backflight KL749 ,with the B789 PH-BHM got an other story than expected. Sanne Porsius (TWR/APP-supervisor)  took control with the talk-in of Tom’s last landing. They did reserve whole runway 27 ‘Buitenveldertbaan’ for Tom’s last landing. After he landed the aircraft got parked just before exit N4.  Thereafter the complete fleet of followme-cars from Schiphol Airport ( authority officers and marshallers ) […]
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Last Flight of Captain Bartel Hamers @ KLM

Captain Bartel made his last flight due to retirement with KLM Together with First Officers Hans ‘t Hart,Halbe Drijfhout,Second Oficer Dingeman van der Steenstraten  and CA Eleonora Gomez, on flight KL807, heading to Manilla-Taipei. Runway 18Center with departure and B777-300 registered as PH-BVB. Backflight KL808 was operated with First Officer Halbe Drijfhout,Second Officers  Dennis Fleischmann, Roderick van Dodewaard and ofcourse with our sweet CA Eleonora. Bartel’s last landing was on runway 18R ‘Polderbaan’ with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVF   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Bartel Hamers Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Bas G. @ KLM

Captain Bas made his last flight due to retirement by KLM. Flight KL749 heading to Bogota-Cartagena. BOG-CTG, with a departure on runway 18 Center ‘Zwanenburgbaan. This flight got operated with a B789 Dreamliner registered as PH-BHM Backflight KL749 , Cartagena-Amsterdam, landing on runway 18R with lots of rain,was operated with the B789 registered as PH=BHN. Both flights got supported by First Officer Thijs van Goudoever and Second Officer Hendrik van Beuskom.   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Bas G. @ KLM  Videostills…………………..
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Last Flight of Cabin Attendant Wendy de Boer @ KLM

Wendy’s passsion took over…………….. It was one of the hardest decisions she ever had to take, but after 20 years of being a flight attendant for KLM, Wendy resigned her fantastic job. It turned out to be impossible to combine her great passion for photography and film and the precious project “Shoot with a local” with her intensive irregular life as a ‘sky angel’ And so I filmed her very last departure and arrival on Amsterdam Aiport. Wendy’s last flight was to Xiamen and back Amsterdam. Flight KL883-KL884, was operated by captain Huub van Loon, First Officer Lex van Uitert […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Eijk @ KLM

Captain Ronald made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Ending his enormous flightcareer with a retourflight to Boston. Together with Senior Purser Lieke de Ruijter and First Officer Bert Franke ,and ofcourse the other crewmembers, they did fly back home to Amsterdam Airport. Flight KL618-Heavy landing on runway 36 Center , Zwanenburgbaan , with a smooth wingroll on final and final stand on VOP Fox 3. This flight is operated with the A330-300 registrated as PH-AKF . Watch the video by clicking on next Youtubelink <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Eijk   Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Wilma Hillen @ KLM

Wilma made her very last flight due to an early retirement at KLM Flight KL875 heading to BKK- Bangkok,operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVS, on a runway 24 departure. Kaagbaan. Backflight KL876 got operated with the PH-BVG on a runway 36R landing. Aalsmeerbaan. Flight to BKK with Captain Jonka Dikkers, First Officer MT. Schafer en Second Officer PM Willemsen Backflight with Captain Robert-Jan van Blijenburgh, First Officer and PF Joost Roeper and Second Officer Jurriaan. Senior Purser Wilma got assisted by CA Rimalda Bent. Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>> Last Flight of Senior Purser WIlma […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Bert Busscher @ KLM

Captain Bert made his last flight,together with his wife Else, due to retirement at KLM. After 36 years of duty and almost 19,000 flight hours he landed for the very last time on runway 06. Flight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM ‘Triple Eight’ was operated by the B747-Combi with registration PH-BFS. Bert got assisted in cockpit by First Officer Emiel Hartemink and Second Officer Martijn Braspenning. The cabin was coached by Senior Purser Ruud Schoonheijt and Purser Koos Hilt. A wonderful last landing during the golden hour of sunset on Amsterdam Airport…………. Watch the video by clicking on next […]
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Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij

Captain Harald de Rooij made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Singapore was his last trip and together with good friend and First Officer B747 Danny Franken. Flight KL836 , operated with the B777-300ER registrated as PH-BVN, got runway 18 Center for his last landing. Danny was observer of a 5 man’s operation. Captain Harald did fly with First Officer Ruiz Asin and Second Officer’s  Jeroen Kee and Kevin Noordanus. Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij   Videostills………….
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Roy van Weely @ KLM

Senior Purser Roy van Weely made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Flight KL735 , callsign KL137-Heavy, operated with the B747 PH-BFN. Stand Echo24 with a superb runway 09 departure. Backflight KL736 ,operated with the B747 PH-BFH, with a smooth landing in the early morning on runway 18R. Both flights with captains Hans Hollink and Jeff Robertson, second officer Paul Reijnen on the flightdeck. And on cabin with senior purser Henk Jan Nieuwenweg with his wife purser Anne Marie Schenkelaars.   Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>> Last flight of Senior Purser Roy […]
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Hans Bisterbosch @ KLM

Senior Purser Hans made his last flight after almost 40 years of duty by KLM. His last landing,coming from Muscat-Damman, with flight KL422. Landing on runway 18R around the clock of 7am with a A330-200 with reg. PH-AON This flight was supported by BC Marcel Polmann, Captain Waller,First Officer Holleman and Second Officer Broekman Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube Link<<<>>> Last Flight of Senior Purser Hans Bisterbosch Videostills……..  
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Last Flight of Captain Theo Konijnenberg @ KLM

Captain Theo made his final flight due to retirement by KLM Flight KL735 ( callsign KLM137-Heavy) heading to Curacao with the PH-BFH. Flight 137 with a runway 36L departure,and in front of the departure a wonderfull ATC and greet by flight KL591 with captain Eric Balkema. Backflight KL736-Heavy got operated with the PH-BFN and a awesome runway 27 arrival. Guidance by many follow-me cars of Schiphol Airport and Ron Onclin. A slow part of taxying into Echo 24 with his mother as marshaller on the VOP. The flight got supported by chief-pilot B747 Unit Paul van de Ven ( as […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Tim Kok @ KLM

Captain Tim made his last flight due to retirement by KLM. After more than 16.000 flight hours and 35 years of being a pilot he made his final flight to Curacao and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL735 with callsign KLM137 was operated with the B747 FullPax registrated as PH-BFN with a runway 36L departure. Backflight KL736 was operated with B747 FullPax registrated as PH-BFN and landing on runway 18C. Both flights are supported by First Officer Herman Assen and Second Officer Jouke Santman. Also with Senior Purser Peter Nieuwenhuizen and Purser Jos van Dijk   Watch the video by clicking […]
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Very Last Flight on B747 by Captain Floris Garstman

Captain Floris made his very last flight on a B747 of KLM. After many years he has to change to the Triple/Dreamliner due to phasing out the B747’s. Floris went to New York with flight KL643 , operated with the PH-BFS. Runway 24 for departure and filmed airside. Flight KL646 , with the PH-BFI, and landed on runway 18R. Supported by First Officer Olivier von Geldern, Purser Mariëlle Heslinga-Groen and Gisela Asha Baghwandin.   Watch the video by click on next Youtube videolink<<<<<>>>>> Very last flight on B747 by Captain Floris  Videostills……………………
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Last flight of Captain Paul Conrad

Captain Paul made his last flight for KLM due to his retirement. Flight KL723 heading to Havana – Cuba,operated with the A330-200 ‘PH-AON’. And flight KL724 back to Amsterdam,operated with the A330-200 ‘PH-AOM’ Both flights on runway 36L/18R ‘Polderbaan’ and supported by First Officer Koos Esser and Second Officer Stijn Post Youtube Videolink <<<<<>>>>>Last flight of Captain Paul Conrad @ KLM Videostills………..
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Final Flight with KLM @ Captain B747 E.K.

Captain E.K. made his final flight with KLM,due to his retirement. Accompanied by his wife and children. Flight KL643,heading to JFK and back to Amsterdam with flight KL644, supported by first officer Stefan Kok Both on runway 36L/18R. The Polderbaan. Departure was operated with the PH-BFS and his final arrival, with a marvellous shot, operated with the PH-BFW. Once he was back on the BMC ,KLM crew center, he got another watersalute of the Schiphol Fire Department. And so he left with a wet suit and a huge smile……………… Watch the video by click on next Youtube Videolink <<<>>>Final Flight […]
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Official Retirementflight with Watersalute of Captain B747 E.K.

Captain E.K. made his official retirementflight with his choses crew,just in front of his final flight to JFK in July. Flight KL887 to Hong Kong ,operated with the B747-Combi PH-BFW, with a runway 36L departure. His backflight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM Triple Eight’ with a landing on same runway, and in this case runway 18R. On both flights he was supported and flying together with Captain Lulof Beumer and Second Officer Joris Miedema After crossing runway 18C and turn left on taxiway Alpha Captain E.K. got guided with the ‘Followme cars’ of the ‘Luchthaven Schiphol  Havendienst’. When approaching […]
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Last Flight of Captain Eric Goede @ Surinam Airways

Captain Eric made his last flight,due to retirement by Surinam Airways. After a flight-career of about 40 yrs and 29.000 hrs of flying, he went to Amsterdam and back to Paramaribo. Landing on runway 18R and taxying to stand Echo19 and a runway 24 departure back  home after a pushback on stand Golf4 Both flights got operated with their Airbus A340-300 registrated as PZ-TCR. This video was orgestrated by Douwe van der Zee.   Watch the video by clicking next videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Eric Goede @ Surinam Airways    Videostills………………….
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Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Essen @ KLM

Captain Ronald made his last flight due to retirement at KLM Flight KL421-KL422 , AMS-DMM-MCT-AMS ( Damman-Muscat ) operated with the Airbus A330-200 PH-AOE and PH-AON. Both flights supported by First Officer Arno Janssen and Second Officer Luuk Verdonk. KL421 departed on runway 36C Zwanenburgbaan and KL422 landed on runway 18R Polderbaan. Final stand was Echo75 , on the Echo buffer.   Watch the video by click on next videolink>>>>> Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Essen  Videostills………………
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Last Flight of First Officer Pelle van der Lee @ KLM

Pelle made his last flight as ‘First Officer’ due to heart-rhythm  problems. KLM offered a kind of special retirement flight as commercial pilot. From now on Pelle will be instructor on the flightsimulator.  Flight KL749 ,with Captain Ruud Jurgens,First Officer Martin Bredschneider and Second Officer//Instructor B777-B789 Vincent Aupers, heading to  Bogota-Cartagena in Colombia.  Operated with the B789 Dreamliners PH-BHL and PH-BHH. Runway 36L for departure and same runway as 18R for landing. Eventmanager Ron Onclin ensured there was  a watersalute of the Schiphol Fire Department with their crashtenders at stand Echo 24.   Watch the video by click on next […]
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Last Flight of Captain Rob van Roon @ KLM

Captain Rob made his last flight,due to retirement by KLM Together with First Officer Ernest van Pommeren,Senior Purser Astrid Eigenhuis and crew, and his wife Gea,heading to Boston and back Amsterdam. Departure on runway 36L with  PH-AKA and the last landing on runway 18C with PH-AOA    Watch the video by clicking on next videolink >>>>>    Last Flight of Captain Rob van Roon @ KLM  Videostills……………
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Last Flight of Captain Shlomi Sapir @ KLM

Captain Shlomi Sapir made his last flight due to retirement with KLM. Together with First Officer Jeff Robertson,and his wife and son, heading to PBM with flight KL713. A runway 36L departure,operated with the PH-BFG as flight KL713. The returnflight got operated with the PH-BFL and arrived on runway 36R. After waiting for a while on the remote,final stand Echo22 was set free.   Youtube videolink >>>>>click on next videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Shlomi Sapir @ KLM    Videostills…………..
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Jay Pandaleon @ KLM

Captain Jay made his last flight to JFK – New York,due to retirement by KLM. Flight KL643 with a runway 36L departure and operated with the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFS’. Returnflight KL644 on runway 36R got operated with the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFW’. Youtube videolink >>>>>>>  Videostills…………
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