Last Flight of Captain Ronald Tjassens @ KLM

Captain Ronald Tjassens made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. On his retirementflight Ronald got assisted by First Officer Erik Rubing and Second Officer Erik de Groot. Good friend Captain Harold van Drumpt went to Bonaire the day before. So he was able to catch Ronald and join the stay together. Flight KL767 , AMS-AUA-BON, on stand G7, got a RWY24 departure and was operated by the A330-200 reg PHAOA. Backflight KL767 BON-AMS, got a very nice approach and a ‘greaser’ with his final landing on RWY18R. His retirementflight got also operated with a A330-200 and reg PHAOD. […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ben Suurland @ KLM

After a career of 37 years and 8 months Captain Ben Suurland made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. Final retourflight to Rio de Janeiro and back Amsterdam. Captain Ben got assisted by First Officer Rickert-Jan Hagen and Second Officer Dennis van Trier as his ‘Wingmen”. Flight KL705 , stand D47, with a RWY36L departure and operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQL. Backflight KL706 got the same runway for landing, RWY18R , and operated with the B777-200 reg PHBQO. Captain Ben started flying in Oktober 1986 with the following careersteps; – 1986 till 1988 2nd officer B747, -1988 […]
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Last Flight of Captain Jos Jaspers @ KLM

Captain Jos Jaspers made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL592, JNB-Johannesburg-AMS , and operated with the B777-300ER ‘Orange Pride’ with reg PHBVA. Jos got assisted by First Officer Ramon Hendrikse and Second Officer Casper van Hilten as his ‘Wingmen” Runway 06 for last landing.   Due to learning the new camera ( Canon XF705 4K Broadcast ) I was’nt aware of the enabled 3.0 internal converter. This was causing the images to be less sharp as expected.     Videostills……..
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Last Flight of First Officer Margrethe vd Zwan @ KLM

After a career of 34 years and one month, as airlinepilot at KLM, First Officer Margrethe van der Zwan made her last flight. This is her final landing from destination Lima – Peru, flight KL744, with Captain Pim Juursema and Second Officer Thomas Buter as her ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL744 got a landing on RWY36R and got operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQA and final stand was Echo 5     Videostills……………
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Last Flight of Captain Jorgen Bierhorst @ KLM

Captain Jorgen Bierhorst made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination Curacao and back homebase Amsterdam. On his retirementfight Jorgen got assisted by First Officer Marcel Kammelar as his ‘Wingman’ and Second Officer Margret Nuijten-Vonk as his ‘Wingwoman’. Flight KL735 , callsign KLM171, first got planned for a RWY24 departure. But 10 minutes in front of TSAT time they got recleared for RWY18L. So I had to run with my equipment and racing to the other runway. And than it started raining quite heavy…………… Lots of spray, wiping my cameralens many times and then they gave full […]
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Bart Bierman @ KLM

Captain Bart Bierman made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL787 heading for SXM-St Maarten – POS-Port of Spain and back Amsterdam. His final flight got operated with the A330-200 Reg PHAOE. Landed on RWY18R and docking at final stand Echo 17 Filming these footages (by Bokito) are arranged by Bart’s good friend and former retired A330 Captain Gert Meijer. Career of Bart; Cpt A330           – 2018-2024 FO B777             – 2014-2018 FO MD11           – 2005-2014 Cpt F70/F100  – 1998-2005 Capt F50        […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ray Brandt @ KLM

Captain Ray made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Capetown was his final destination and retour homebase Amsterdam. Flight KL597, callsign KLM 119, stand F5 and cleared for RWY18L and a KUDA2E departure. Due to the weathercircumstances ( drizzling rain and strong wind ) I was continously cleaning my cameralens. And these conditions resulted the aircraft was not visible anymore when rotating. KL597 was operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVI Backflight KL598,callsign KL104 and the final callsign ‘Team Ray’ got a landing at RWY18C on request. This flight got operated with another B777-300ER reg PHBVC. After vacating RWY18C […]
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Last Flight of a Captain B747F @ Martinair Cargo

A Captain B747F  made his last flight due to retirement at Martinair Cargo. Heading from Miami to Amsterdam with First Officer Harry van der Weij as his ‘Wingman’. Flight MPH6122 got operated with the B747-400ERF reg PHCKB and after a beautiful approach landing on RWY06.     Videostills………..
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Last Flight of Captain Wil Jaski @ KLM

After an enormous career of about 40 years Captain Wil got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His final destination Curacao and back Amsterdam. Flight KL733, with an strong Eastern wind, operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQP and RWY36L for departure. Backflight KL734 with a landing on RWY06 and operated with another B777-200 reg PHBQB On Wil’s last flight he got assisted by First Officer Cees Tanja and Second Officer Sjoerd Bruin as his ‘Wingmen’.     Videostills…….
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Last Flight of Captain B737 Peter van der Reijden @ KLM

Captain Peter van der Reijden made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His final destination Budapest and back Amsterdam. Flight KL1981 got a RWY36C departure and was operated with a B737-800 reg PHBXF. Backflight KL1972, callsign KLM28Q got a landing on RWY36R after a G/A. His last flight was operated with another B737-800 reg PHBXF and final stand C7.     And there’s another special edition edited on request………..   Videostills………
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