Last flight of Captain Paul ten Hoopen
Captain Paul made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.
Together with first officer’s Sjoerd de Winter and Harold Eding
and senior purser Monique van Rooij.
Flight KL103-104 ( KL597-598 ) heading for Capetown and back to Amsterdam.
The departure and landing delivered awesome footages for a last flight.
Departure at runway 18L with lots of spray caused by jetblast and wingcondensation when rotating.
The last landing was an auto-land caused by the weatherconditions. Because of the huge fog the plane appeared at the last part of landing.
Captain Paul was also the captain at the KL743 to Lima last year November with the awesome lightningstrike just below 2,000 ft.
I captured that departure withg the B777-300 with registration ‘PH-BVS’ and went viral. Nice to know is Paul did fly the same aircraft at his last departure at Amsterdam.
KL103 with PH-BVS and KL104 with PH-BVO
Youtube video >>>>> click at next videolink >>>>> Last flight of Captain Paul ten Hoopen @ KLM
Paul’s flight with the lightninstrike at flight KL743 posted by KLM Blog >>>>> https://blog.klm.com/nl/bliksem/
Written by RalphValkenier in Last Flights - 2018