Last flight of Captain B747 Erik Lieberwirth @ KLM
Captain Erik made his last flight as Captain B747 at KLM , due to his retirement after an enormous career as airlinepilot.
Erik started his career at KLM on November 1985,and having his reitrementflight on his beloved 747 on 3 March 2020.
A career of about 34,5 years. He started as first officer/co-pilot on the Airbus A310.
Since 2 January 1990 Erik started his 747 career ,initial as first officer and since November 2002 as Captain 747.
Boss on the ‘Queen of the Skies’ , the ‘Mighty Winged 747’ for more than 17 years ,and flying 747 for almost 30 years !!!
Thereafter he was route-instructor on this type of aircraft for about 15 years.
He went to PBM-Paramaribo on his retirementflight. With First Officer Frank van der Vlist and Chief Pilot Paul van der Ven as ‘Wingmans’
Flight KL713, stand Echo24 and a RWY24 departure with awesome cloudbursts during their climbout of Schiphol Airport.
This flight as operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFN.
Unfortunately I was’nt able to film his final landing .6th of March,due to my new job at KLM Aircraft Towing Department.
Eric Lieberwirth,retiring Captain B747 with an awesome career of 34,5 years at KLM…………………………..thousands of save hours of flying.