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 one with awesome clouds and a wet runway causing a golden spray after touchdown.

 

Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Erwin Gabel

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