Last Wingroll Salute & Xwind Landing on B747 @ Cpt Michel Vat
Captain Michel Vat suddenly got to make his last flight on his beloved B747 of KLM. Date tuesday 17th of March
The airliner took decision to speed up with phasing out the 747’s at the end of March instead of May 2021.
Captain Michel got assisted by his wingman First Officer Erik Vollinga and Second Officer Nick Fremau.
Stand Echo19 with an enginestart on stand,and a crossbleed-start after push & pull abeam Alpha 16 .
RWY24 for departure. Lining up………..starting takeoffroll……..and operating a tremendous wingroll salute. First Officer Erik , an old F16 pilot, was PF – Pilot Flying , on departure.
The footages of this ‘wingroll salute’ are awesome , but what I saw ,looking across my camera while filming, was a 7.0 experience.
Flight KL735 with callsign KLM129-Heavy got operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFY.
Backflight KL736, departure at Hato-Curacao Int Airport on 19th of march and arrival Amsterdam Airport at friday 20th ,got operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFN.
RWY06 for landing and a Bokito call again……………..Michel’s last landing on B747 ( as PF ) was a nice crosswindlanding,
captured and touchdown at 7.22am.