Last 747 Flight on KLM72Y-KL686 // PH-BFV @ FO Martin Sievers // Cpt Fred Heijer

First Officer Martin Sievers made his last flight on his beloved 747………….intially…………but after this flight he got invited for another and his final 747 flight with destination YYZ- Toronto. This flight,KL686 with callsign KLM72-Yankee, was his last flight onthe 747 to MEX and back Amsterdam. Together with Captain Fred Heijer and Second Officer Yurrian Valkema on track for Amsterdam Airport. This flight got operated with the B747-Combi reg ‘PH-BFV’. Or like FO Peter Westerneng introduced on RT and ‘Bokito Call’ ……….the…………’Bokito-Fox-Valkenier’. Just in front of their final approach RWY06 they did send a mesage by ATC to thank all ‘KLM […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // KL735 // PH-BFN @ Captain Vikash Badal

Captain Vikash Badal made his last flight on the B747. A retourflight to CUR-Curacao KLM decided taking out of service all B747’s  due to the current circumstances caused by the coronadisaster. Flight KL735 with callsign KLM129-Heavy  departing on the 19th of March and operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFN. Because of the low forecast there was a nice setting for filming his last 747 departure on RWY 36L. After operating a nice wingroll he disappeared into the clouds with a cloudburst.     Videostills……………..          
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Official Retirementflight with Watersalute of Captain B747 E.K.

Captain E.K. made his official retirementflight with his choses crew,just in front of his final flight to JFK in July. Flight KL887 to Hong Kong ,operated with the B747-Combi PH-BFW, with a runway 36L departure. His backflight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM Triple Eight’ with a landing on same runway, and in this case runway 18R. On both flights he was supported and flying together with Captain Lulof Beumer and Second Officer Joris Miedema After crossing runway 18C and turn left on taxiway Alpha Captain E.K. got guided with the ‘Followme cars’ of the ‘Luchthaven Schiphol  Havendienst’. When approaching […]
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Last Flight of Captain Tom van Arnhem @ KLM

Captain Tom made his last two flights,due to retirement, to Boston. The inaugural flight to BOS and one week later his retirementflight. Flight KL617 with a runway 36L departure,operated with the A330-300 PH-AKA.                                                                                                                                        […]
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Last Flight of Captain Thomas Rozeman @ KLM

Captain Thomas made his last flight due to retirement at KLM Flight KL597-598 with callsigns KL103-104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. KL103 was planned for runway 18L. It was stormy and lots of rain during the departure. Due to a delay they got re-cleared for a runway 24 departure.  Captain Robert Busé ,supporting this flight on the right seat, contacted me and so I was just in time for filming this departure. Flight KL103 got operated with the B777-300 with registration PH-BVI.   Flight KL104 crossed the CTR of Schiphol Airport and finally a last turn right and cleared […]
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Last flight of Captain Marcel Neuteboom @ KLM

Captain Marcel Neuteboom made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597-KL598 with the current callsigns KL103-KL104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. Kl103 departed at runway 36C after they got de-iced at the Juliet buffer and operated with the B777-300 registrated as PH-BVP. Marcel’s last flight back to Amsterdam, KL104, was a very nice approach and landing at runway 18R.  Appearing through the clouds with marvellous stripes of vortexes leaving behind, a slight crosswind and finally a smooth landing. First Officer Lars vd Oudera supported this flight at the right seat and Haaye Minnema arranged this filmwork. […]
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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 Rob Willekes

FO B747 Rob Willekes made his last flight ,due to retirement at KLM. Together with Captain Otto van Bruggen he was heading for Hong Kong and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL887 and KL888 got operated by the B747-combi’s PH-BFC and PH-BFV. His departure and landing was at the same runway. Runway 36L and 18R. Watch the video by clicking next link >>>>> Last Flight of FO B747 Rob Willekes
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Last flight of Captain Ad Barla @ KLM

Captain Ad Barla did have his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After almost 20,000 flight hours he made his last trip to Salt Lake City. Flight KL609 departed at runway 36L ,the 21rd of June. Captain Ad made his last landing at runway 06 with flight KL610 at the 26th of June at 14.12pm. Both flights got operated by the B789 Dreamliner ‘PH-BHF’. Watch the video by clicking next videolink>>>>>Last flight of Captain Ad Barla   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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