Last Flight of First Officer Margrethe vd Zwan @ KLM

After a career of 34 years and one month, as airlinepilot at KLM, First Officer Margrethe van der Zwan made her last flight. This is her final landing from destination Lima – Peru, flight KL744, with Captain Pim Juursema and Second Officer Thomas Buter as her ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL744 got a landing on RWY36R and got operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQA and final stand was Echo 5     Videostills……………
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Last Flight of Captain Jorgen Bierhorst @ KLM

Captain Jorgen Bierhorst made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination Curacao and back homebase Amsterdam. On his retirementfight Jorgen got assisted by First Officer Marcel Kammelar as his ‘Wingman’ and Second Officer Margret Nuijten-Vonk as his ‘Wingwoman’. Flight KL735 , callsign KLM171, first got planned for a RWY24 departure. But 10 minutes in front of TSAT time they got recleared for RWY18L. So I had to run with my equipment and racing to the other runway. And than it started raining quite heavy…………… Lots of spray, wiping my cameralens many times and then they gave full […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ray Brandt @ KLM

Captain Ray made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Capetown was his final destination and retour homebase Amsterdam. Flight KL597, callsign KLM 119, stand F5 and cleared for RWY18L and a KUDA2E departure. Due to the weathercircumstances ( drizzling rain and strong wind ) I was continously cleaning my cameralens. And these conditions resulted the aircraft was not visible anymore when rotating. KL597 was operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVI Backflight KL598,callsign KL104 and the final callsign ‘Team Ray’ got a landing at RWY18C on request. This flight got operated with another B777-300ER reg PHBVC. After vacating RWY18C […]
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Last Flight of Captain B737 Peter van der Reijden @ KLM

Captain Peter van der Reijden made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His final destination Budapest and back Amsterdam. Flight KL1981 got a RWY36C departure and was operated with a B737-800 reg PHBXF. Backflight KL1972, callsign KLM28Q got a landing on RWY36R after a G/A. His last flight was operated with another B737-800 reg PHBXF and final stand C7.     And there’s another special edition edited on request………..   Videostills………
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Last Flight of Captain Klaas van Veen @ KLM

Captain Klaas van Veen got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination was Hong Kong and back Amsterdam. Heading for Hong Kong and assisted by First Officer Arjen Schwartz as his ‘Wingman’. Flight KL887 , stand Echo 6 , and a runway 18L departure operated with the B777-200 Reg PHBQB. Backflight KL888 with the lovely callsign ‘Triple Eight’ got runway 27 to land and after vacating the follow-me cars were waiting. An awesome final part guided to final stand Fox 9. KL888 was operated with the B777-200 Reg PHBQD Filming the last flight of Captain Klaas was […]
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Last Flight of Captain Marcel van Maurik @ KLM

Captain Marcel van Maurik got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Frits Haije and Second Officer Gerard Brandenburg as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for Bangkok and back Amsterdam. Flight KL875, stand Echo 2, RWY18L for departure and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQK. Backflight KL876, operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQI, got a nice turn right to intercept localizer RWY36R. After vacating the runway Marcel got surprised by follow-me cars by Airport Schiphol. Following them all the way for final stand F4. Videostills……..
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Last Flight of Captain Desiree van Leeuwen @ KLM

After 37 years and 2 months Captain Desiree van Leeuwen made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final flight to Johannesburg and back Amsterdam, assisted by First Officers Evelien van Puijenbroek as ‘Wingwoman’ and Vincent Aupers as ‘Wingman’  Flight KL591, stand F3 with enginestart at the gate. Thereafter a 18L departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PHBVF. Backflight KL592 and with final callsign Desiree-592 got a RWY 18R landing and taxied to final stand F9. This fligh got operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQE     Videostills…………                     […]
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Last Flight of Captain Marc Janssen @ KLM

Captain Marc Janssen made his last flight, after 37 years, due to retirement at KLM. Assisted by ‘Wingman’ FO Wiggert de Vries and ‘Wingwoman’ SO Lisa Woortman. With the third try he finally departed and heading for Bangkok. First his Sundayflight should get a change of aircraft with the PHBVB. Unfortunately this flight with stand F6 got cancelled with a 22hr delay. The 2nd try would be at monday at stand Echo17 and again with the PHBVB. Due to technical issues they would’nt depart with this aircraft. My colleagues of KLM Aircraft Towing Department towed an other B777-300ER, reg PHBVG, […]
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Noël Nieuwlands @ KLM

Captain Noël Nieuwlands made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Thijs Sijl as his ‘Wingman’ a final retourflight ot Washington. I operated the pushback ( push & pull ) from gate Echo 5. Once I reached Echo 5 with the pushbacktruck with callsign KJ , his son Bart told about the surprise of Bokito. KL651 heading to IAD Washington with A330-300 reg PH-AKA and a RWY18L departure. Happily I was able to film the takeoff as well from Echo-buffer Echo77. His final landing with the PH-AKE on RWY27 and final gate Echo2.   Videostills………
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Last flight of Captain Theo van Keulen @ Transavia

Captain Theo made his retirementflight at Transavia and together with Captain Onnebert as his ‘Wingman’. His last flight was a retourflight to Alicante- ALC. Flight HV6143 with callsign Transavia-31-Golf ,  got a runway 18L departure. Backflight HV6144, callsign Transavia-44-Alpha, got runway 18 Center for landing. Captain Theo docked the aircraft for the very last time at gate C13. Both flights got operated with the B737-800 reg PH-HXG     Videostills……….
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Last flight of Captain Robert Adriaens @ KLM

Captain Robert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ were F/O Gert Jan Blaauwendraat and S/O Frank Coumans. Final destination on this retourflight was JNB – Johanneburg. Pilots call this a ‘Joburg’. Flight KL509 , AMS-JNB , stand Echo75 and RWY18L. This was a ‘Cargoflight’ and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQN. Final and backflight KL592 got a RWY18R arrival,operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVS. When entering the Dutch airspace the callsign of KL592 changed to ‘Robert-One’     Videostills……………..  
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Last flight of Senior Purser Anita Groenewold @ KLM

Anita Groenewold (Senior Purser ) – Farewell Flight This Royal Dutch KLM flight was (wo)manned with: . cockpit crew (Captain Arjen, First Officers Ben and Joep & Second Officer Gert) and . cabin crew (Senior Purser Pieter and his CA’s Hans, Anqelique, Noor, Ingvar, Anke, Duco, Jacqueline, Tim en Nick) Departure on Wednesday November 11, 2020 KL843 (AMS-BKK) – PH-BVN – B777-300ER: stand F4, push & pull abeam A16 and a RWY18L departure Arrival on Sunday November 15, 2020 KL844 (BKK-AMS) – PH-BVO – B777-300ER: an early arrival at RWY18R (“Polderbaan”)     Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Alfred Vink @ KLM

Captain Alfred made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ on this flight First Officer Jouke van der Meer and Second Officer Bart Knoppel. Flight KL771 with a RWY18L departure and operated with the A330-300 reg PH-AKA. Backflight ,same flightnumber,KL771 with a RWY18R arrival and was operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOA. Flight KL771 with route AMS–BON-AUA-AMS. ( BON-Bonaire // AUA-Aruba )     Videostills………..
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Last Flight of CA Marilou Higareda Rivera @ KLM

Cabin attendant Marilou made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. While she did’nt know about it, daughter Sophia arranged to get her filmed. The wonderful thing is Marilou’s origin as Mexican and her final flight was a ‘MEX flight’ to Mexico City. This flight was operated by cockpitcrew captain Marcus Bitterling, first officer Ben Fukur and second officer Marcel Wouda Flight KL685 with a RWY18L departure and captured at the last moment during her takeoffroll. KL685 was operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHL. Backflight KL686 , callsign KLM72-Yankee, got a RWY06 landing and was operated with the […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Stephen Armitage @ KLM

Captain Stephen made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. A 2 days flight to PVG – Shanghai. He operated his last flight with his ‘wingwomen’ first officer Evelien Scholte , second officer Joost Verkade and captain Cyril Duysker operating as second officer on this flight. Cabincrew on this and also their last 747 flight…………… Senior Purser Esmee van Huijgevoort     Purser Roland vd Kreeke     CA II Desiree Daamen     CA II Jean-Paul Zee CA II Marjolein Oskam     CA II Nicole Pollen Flight KL893 got a full wet RWY18L departure and was operated with the B747-Combi […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ruud van Mil @ KLM

Captain Ruud van Mil made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Togehter with his son Raoul van Mil as Second Officer and First Officer Koen Volkers heading to Capetown. Stand F3 with a pushback abeam Golf-Niner with real bad and wet weatherconditions. Flight KL597 with callsign KL103  opearatin a full wet departure on RWY 18L with lots of spray and wingcondensation. Backflight KL598 got a special callsign when entering the Dutch skies. Callsign ‘Hunter-104’. It became a beautiful crosswindlanding on RWY 18R. The airtrafficcontrolers gave TEN POINTS. Both flights got operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVD. The Skyteam […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Jay Pandaleon @ KLM

Captain Jay made his last flight to JFK – New York,due to retirement by KLM. Flight KL643 with a runway 36L departure and operated with the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFS’. Returnflight KL644 on runway 36R got operated with the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFW’. Youtube videolink >>>>>>>  Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain Marcus Hoste

Captain ‘Jambo-Marc’ ,as called by his colleagues, made his retirementflight to Nairobi and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Martijn de Witte, he departed with flight KL565 at runway 18L.(28-7-2018) His last landing with an arrival at runway 18R at 7am in the morning. (31-7-2018) Special note,his wife and children were at the flight. Both flights got operated by the B747-400 Fullpax with registration PH-BFG. City of Guayaquil. The one before last flight of Captain Marcus was also to Nairobi. Two special flights at the end of his career.   One before last flight>>>>> KL565 with First Officer Dirkjan […]
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Last flight of First Officer B747 Henk over de Linden @ KLM

Due to retirement FO Henk made his last flight at KLM. Together with Captain Floris Garstman and Second Officer Bart Grimberg he went to Los Angeles and back Amsterdam. Flight KL601-602 , AMS-LAX-AMS, got operated by the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFI’ and the B747-FullPax ‘PH-BFG’. Watch the video by clicking next link>>>>>Last flight of First Officer B747 Henk onder de Linden Videostills……………
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Last Flight of KLM Captain Marten Oostenbroek

Captain Marten made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. Together with First Officer Martin CA’s Masha Biesters-Engbers,Annelies van der Burg and many more…… An unforgettable last trip to Mauritius. Operated by the B789 ‘Dreamliners’ with regs PH-BHF for KL501 and PH-BHH for KL502. Last departure at Amsterdam at runway 36L and final landing at runway 36R with gate F3. Videolink>>>>> Videostills……
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Last flight of Captain Frans Besteman @ KLM B747

Captain Frans Besteman made his very last flight due to retirement at KLM. His last flight was to JFK New York and back. Flight KL643 and KL644 got operated by the PH-BFV and PH-BFF. The last start and landing was at the same runway,Aalsmeerbaan. Runway 18L at takeoff and 36R at landing. Watch the video by clicking at next link  >>>>>Last flight of Captain Frans Besteman
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