Last Flight of Captain Zeger Bakker @ KLM

Captain Zeger made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Started flying KLM in 1985 and ending his career after almost 38 years Flight KL736 , CUR-AMS , Curacao-Amsterdam with final landing on runway 18R. Very special note Zeger got assisted by his nephew SO Reinier Bakker as his ‘Wingman’. This retirementflight got operated with a B777-300ER, the ‘Orange Pride’ reg PHBVA     Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain Bart Hummel @ KLM

After almost 37 years of flying Captain B777-787 Bart Hummel made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. (Jan 1986 – October 2022) First Officer Boaz Reisel was his ‘Wingman’ for this flight to JFK New York and back Amsterdam. Sister Maud Hummel did accompany her brother at the backflight as Senior Purser. KL641 AMS-JFK 7-10-2022, stand D4 , RWY S5 24 and operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner with reg PHBKD. KL646 JFK-AMS 9-10-2022 , RWY 18R , final stand D2 , operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQG Former typerates; B747, MD11, B767, FK27, MUII) / FAA: ATPL LR-Jet […]
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Last Flight of Captain Hans Stronkhorst @ KLM

Captain Hans Stronkhorst got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Salt Lake City was his final destination and back Amsterdam. Operating his final pushback from stand F7 with pushbacktruck KG. Flight KL609 got operated with a B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHL. Hans got his last arrival at runway 27 and did shut down the engines at stand F9 with B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHC Captain Hans got assisted by First Officer Bas Nederlof and Second Officer Bram van Spronsen as his ‘Wingmen’   Videostills…..
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Last Flight of First Officer B747F Hella Zinkweg @ Martinair Cargo

First Officer B747F Hella Zinkweg made her final flight due to retirement at Martinair Cargo. Awesome detail her husband was the Captain and Wingman on this flight, and they got joined by their children. Flight MP7762-Heavy from Miami heading for homebase Amsterdam. This flight was operated with the B747-406ERF reg PHCKC and got a runway 06 arrival. Vacating her B747 Freighter via S8 for stand S84 after a very smooth landing.   Videostills………..      
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Last Flight of Captain Arno ‘Slick’ Besselaar @ KLM

Captain Arno ‘Slick’ Besselaar made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with his ‘Wingwoman’ Lisa Woortman and her father Bart Woortman as ‘Wingmen’ on their way to Bogota-Cartagena. I (Bokito) operated his final pushback at gate Echo 19. In front of this pushback I got a pushback from stand F3 ,left on taxiway Alpha. Because of time limit I asked permission to apprach KL741 via taxiway alpha and Alpha 14. This was a real surprise for Arno. Captain Bart Woortman was his mate at Royal Airforce Netherlands. KL741 got operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHG. Backflight […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ton Leenders @ KLM

Captain Ton made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL735 (callsign KLM125-Heavy) heading for Curacao. Together with FO Andrew and SO Mark as his ‘Wingmen’. KL125 got a RWY24 departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVV. Backflight KL734 got a RWY27 arrival,with a B777-200 reg PH-BQH, and docked at gate Echo22.     Videostills…………  
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Last Flight of Captain Friso Oosterbaan @ KLM

Captain Friso got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Curacao as final destination and back homebase Amsterdam. The retourflight was operated with FO Mark Mulder and SO Brandon Out as his ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL735, with callsign KLM125-Heavy, got a wet and windy takeoff. The departure was the morning after ‘Storm Franklin’. KLM125 got a Siera-6 RWY24 departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVV. Backflight KL736 ( and I got duty,so was’nt able to film the landing……but filmed the arrival and docking at VOP Echo 22) got a RWY18R landing and taxied and docked at final VOP Echo […]
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Last Flight of Captain Maarten Verbeek @ KLM

Captain Maarten made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After a career of about 33 years CUR was his final destination and retourflight to Amsterdam. This special flight was operated with First Officer Jorrit van Waalwijk van Doorn and Second Officer Mark Hollink as his ‘Wingmen’. KL733 heading to CUR with B777-200 reg PH-BQB and runway 36L for departure. Backflight KL734 got operated with the B777-200 reg PH-BQF and landing at runway 18R with position Echo24     Videostills…………
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