Last Flight on KLM B747 // PH-BFW // LAX-AMS @ KL602 // 20-3-2020

The crew on this flight from LAX to Amsterdam problaby made their last 747 flight. KL602 arrived at 20 March of 2020 , ETA 8.51 LT They landed on RWY 06 with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW       Videostills………….  
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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 // KL601 // PH-BFW @ Captain Michiel van Leeuwen

Captain Michiel van Leeuwen suddenly had to make his last 747 flight at the 19th of March 2020. The news all KLM B747’s should taken out of service within two weeks hit everyone right into the heart. First the 747’s should keep on flying until May 2021 with PBM as last destination. But due to the current worldwide circumstances caused by the corona debacle………..the 747’s made their last operational flights in history. Almost 50 years of service……… Captain Michiel got LAX – Los Angeles as last destionation. Together with his ‘wingmans’ first officer’s Michael de Jong and Leo Shoemacher operating […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 – KL602 – PH-BFT @ Captain Filip Cocquyt

Captain Filip made his last flight on the KLM B747,inbound from LAX-Los Angeles. As we know KLM decided taking out of services all B747’s within a couple of weeks and before the end of March. Actually it was planned to keep them flying till May 2021. Unfortunately it changed because of the current worldwide problems caused by the corona virus. He left for LAX on monday 16th of March and back to Amsterdam on 19th of March. Flight KL602 ,LAX-AMS, landing on RWY 36C and operated with a B747-Combi reg PH-BFT. Captain Filip was PF (pilot flying) and First Officer […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // KL602 // LAX // PH-BFV @ Captain Jeff Robertson

18/3/2020 – KL602 – PH-BFV – RWY 18R Captain Jeff Robertson made his last 747 flight from LAX to AMS. Suddenly all 747’s should be taken out of service within a eyewink. End of March would be the date for the very last operational KLM 747 flight in history.  Captain Jeff on his way to homebase Amsterdam Airport with his ‘Wingwoman’ and First Officer Barber Haan and Second Officer Bas Jacobs. Jeff was PF (pilot flying) and Barber PM (pilot monitoring) and made her first and last ‘Bokito Call’ on radio at the 747 when they were on final. Landing […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Hans Hollink @ KLM

Captain Hans Hollink made his last flight due to retirement at KLM with about 20.000 flight hours . Hans did have a special cockpitcrew for this remarkable flight. The ‘Hans Hollink Express’ operated with First Officer Allard Oskam,Second Officer Paul Reijnen and Chief Pilot 747 Paul van de Ven. Flight KL601 with a RWY 24 departure and operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW. Backflight KL602 got operated with the PH-BFS ‘City of Seoul’. This has a special meaning for Paul and his wife Anneke. They met eachother in Seoul !!! In front of his final landing a Delta aircraft did […]
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Last flight of Captain B747 Lulof Beumer @ KLM

Captain Lulof Beumer made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Some colleages call him ‘The Tom Cruise of the KLM B747’ Togethether with his good friend and First Officer Peter Westerneng and Second Officer Ilana Iskander. Flight KL601 heading to LAX was operated by the B747Combi reg PH-BFW. RWY24 Sierra7 for departure with a marvellous wingroll salute after rotation.  They also call it a ‘rock to the wings’. Backflight KL602 got operated with the B747Combi reg PH-BFS and a real smooth flaring before touching the runway really soft for the very last time. The callsign was ‘Banjo’.  Vacating […]
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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 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 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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