Last Flight of Captain Kees van Til @ KLM
Captain Kees van Til made his last flight due to retirement at KLM and together with Captain Dimitri van der Vieren as ‘Wingman’.
His final flight was a retourflight to Athene. Flight KL1581 departed after several runwaychanges on RWY 36 Center, Zwanenburgbaan.
He would depart on RWY24 ,thereafter RWY09 ( and so was I positioned for the 09 takeoff) but got recleared finally.
Flight KL1581, callsign KLM44Q , was operated with the B737-800 reg PH-BCL.
Backflight KL1576 , callsign KLM 32E, got several runwaychanges for landing as well.
RWY36R……………RWY18C………….and shortly befor turning homebase they got also diverted to RWY06 due to weathercircumstances.
Unfortunately I was’nt able to reach RWY06 in such a short time and decided to film from the head of 18C.
The last landing with max tailwind got operated with the B737-800 reg PH-BCH