Last flight of Captain B747 Erik Lieberwirth @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight as Captain B747 at KLM , due to his retirement after an enormous career as airlinepilot. Erik started his career at KLM on November 1985,and having his reitrementflight on his beloved 747 on 3 March 2020. A career of about 34,5 years. He started as first officer/co-pilot on the Airbus A310. Since 2 January 1990 Erik started his 747 career ,initial as first officer and since November 2002 as Captain  747. Boss on the ‘Queen of the Skies’ , the ‘Mighty Winged 747’ for more than 17 years ,and flying 747 for almost 30 […]
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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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Farewell KLM B747 @ PH-BFG // ‘City of Guayaquil’

The very last departure of the fullpax B747 with registration ‘PH-BFG’ as ‘City of Guayaquil’ She got delivered to KLM on April 1990. So after 29,7 years of duty she finally gets phased out. Yesterday,7th of December 2019, she departed for her last commercial flight to Toronto – YYZ. This morning she came back in the early morning.  This afternoon, 8th of December 2019, after some technical checks in hangar 11, they asked finally for her very last clearance. ‘Clearance to final destination Echo-Golf-Bravo-Papa , Volla-One-Papa departure,RWY27 , as you climb level Six-Zero Squawk 6260’ After a pullout of hangar […]
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Roy van Weely @ KLM

Senior Purser Roy van Weely made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Flight KL735 , callsign KL137-Heavy, operated with the B747 PH-BFN. Stand Echo24 with a superb runway 09 departure. Backflight KL736 ,operated with the B747 PH-BFH, with a smooth landing in the early morning on runway 18R. Both flights with captains Hans Hollink and Jeff Robertson, second officer Paul Reijnen on the flightdeck. And on cabin with senior purser Henk Jan Nieuwenweg with his wife purser Anne Marie Schenkelaars.   Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>> Last flight of Senior Purser Roy […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Tim Kok @ KLM

Captain Tim made his last flight due to retirement by KLM. After more than 16.000 flight hours and 35 years of being a pilot he made his final flight to Curacao and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL735 with callsign KLM137 was operated with the B747 FullPax registrated as PH-BFN with a runway 36L departure. Backflight KL736 was operated with B747 FullPax registrated as PH-BFN and landing on runway 18C. Both flights are supported by First Officer Herman Assen and Second Officer Jouke Santman. Also with Senior Purser Peter Nieuwenhuizen and Purser Jos van Dijk   Watch the video by clicking […]
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Very Last Flight on B747 by Captain Floris Garstman

Captain Floris made his very last flight on a B747 of KLM. After many years he has to change to the Triple/Dreamliner due to phasing out the B747’s. Floris went to New York with flight KL643 , operated with the PH-BFS. Runway 24 for departure and filmed airside. Flight KL646 , with the PH-BFI, and landed on runway 18R. Supported by First Officer Olivier von Geldern, Purser Mariëlle Heslinga-Groen and Gisela Asha Baghwandin.   Watch the video by click on next Youtube videolink<<<<<>>>>> Very last flight on B747 by Captain Floris  Videostills……………………
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Final Flight with KLM @ Captain B747 E.K.

Captain E.K. made his final flight with KLM,due to his retirement. Accompanied by his wife and children. Flight KL643,heading to JFK and back to Amsterdam with flight KL644, supported by first officer Stefan Kok Both on runway 36L/18R. The Polderbaan. Departure was operated with the PH-BFS and his final arrival, with a marvellous shot, operated with the PH-BFW. Once he was back on the BMC ,KLM crew center, he got another watersalute of the Schiphol Fire Department. And so he left with a wet suit and a huge smile……………… Watch the video by click on next Youtube Videolink <<<>>>Final Flight […]
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Last Flight of Captain Shlomi Sapir @ KLM

Captain Shlomi Sapir made his last flight due to retirement with KLM. Together with First Officer Jeff Robertson,and his wife and son, heading to PBM with flight KL713. A runway 36L departure,operated with the PH-BFG as flight KL713. The returnflight got operated with the PH-BFL and arrived on runway 36R. After waiting for a while on the remote,final stand Echo22 was set free.   Youtube videolink >>>>>click on next videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Shlomi Sapir @ KLM    Videostills…………..
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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 Albert de Nijs @ KLM – B747

First Officer Albert made his last flight with KLM, due to his retirement. Flight KL714 , Paramaribo – Amsterdam, together with Captain Eric Akker. His last landing was on runway 06,Kaagbaan, and operated with the PH-BFY.   Youtube Videolink >>>>> Last Flight of First Officer Albert de Nijs @ KLM   Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Otto van Bruggen @ KLM

Captain Otto made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Together with First Officers Helen Hüpscher-Bakker and Sezer Kok they departed to PBM – Paramaribo. Flight Kl713 heading to PBM with a phenomenal wingroll during climbout from runway 36L. Backflight KL714 with landing at the same runway , 18R , and a very smooth landing. Both flights got operated with the B747 Fullpax ,with registration PH-BFY.   Watch the video by clicking next Youtubelink >>>>>   Video with the phenomenal wingroll…………..   Videostills…………………
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Last commercial flight of PH-BFB ‘City of Bangkok’ – KLM B747-400

The PH-BFB ,a Boeing 747-400 of KLM , made her very last commercial flight due to phasing out. This 747 was the oldest one in world in active service at the moment. The PH-BFB got delivered to KLM in 1989 and did fly 134.000 hrs,carried millions of passengers. And that means this Queen of the Sky made about 36.000 takeoff’s and landings.   Her last flight was to LAX-Los Angeles and back to Amsterdam. KL601-KL602. Sunday the 25th of November she departed at runway 36L for her last takeoff at Amsterdam Airport. Her nose left the runway at 10.35LT. Today,monday […]
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Last flight of Captain Koen Baretta @ KLM

Koen made his last flight at KLM, due to his retirement. His final destination was Curacao and back Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Peter Westerneng and Second Officer Tom Driessen final approach at runway 18R. In the early morning of the 12th of September 2019 , with rain and low visibility………operated by the PH-BFN. Captain Koen started ánd his career at KLM at the B747. Nice to know is that Koen was the instructor of FO Peter when he started flying the B747. Watch the video with great ATC recorded as well.>>>>> Videostills……..  
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Last Flight of Captain Harald Piek @ KLM

Captain Harald made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Flight KL713-714  heading for PBM and was his chosen destination and back Amsterdam. This flight was operated with First Officer Dustin Roodenburg and his partner Annemieke Maurer. KL713 ,departure at runway 24 , with the PH-BFY. KL714 ,last landing at runway 18R, with PH-BFH   To watch the video>>>click at next videolink>>>  Last FLight of Captain Harald Piek @ KLM     (This video is taped by the Canon HF S21 instead of the Canon XF300) Videostills and photo’s………………………..
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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 Jeroen van Breukelen

Captain Jeroen made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. As Captain B747 he was,together with First Officer Martin Sievers,heading for Los Angeles and back Amsterdam. Runway 36L-18R , Polderbaan, for departure ánd landing. Flight KL601-602 AMS-LAX-AMS got operated by the B747’s PH-BFH and PH-BFB. Videolink >>>>>click at next link>>>>> Last Flight of Captain KLM B747 Jeroen van Breukelen
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Last flight of Captain Jan Kees Wilbrink @ KLM

Captain Jan Kees Wilbrink made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL735-736 heading for Curacao and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Cees Vriezen. A runway 24 departure with a one hour delay. Caused by a aircraft change by PH-BFN to PH-BFL. A phenomenal ‘last flight departure’ with a huge cloudburst. Backflight with the PH-BFY,landing at runway 18R with a strong crosswind landing. Windshear at short final.   Videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Jan Cees Wilbrink @ KLM  
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Last flight as Captain KLM B747 @ KL685-686

Captain Floris made his final flight as Captain B747. When returning he will be get trained for Captain B777-789. Flight KL685-686 to Mexico City with First Officer Kelly Stoffels got operated by the PH-BFT and PH-BFI. Takeoff and landing were both at same runway. 36L for departure and 18R for landing.   Watch the video by clicking next videolink >>>>> Last flight as Captain KLM B747
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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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FO John Bremmers @ KL686 – PH-BFW

First Officer John Bremmers landing at a full wet runway. Runway 18R Flight KL686 , MEX-AMS, got operated by the beautiful B747 with registration PH-BFW. And together with Captain Robbert Hakkert and Second Officer Alex keur. Watch the video >>>>>FO John Bremmers @ KL686
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Runway 27 at Short Final

Approach and landings at runway 27 at a different angle than usual. KLM B747/789/737/Fokker 70. China Southern B777F. Yangtze River B747F and Kenya Airways B787………. Take a look at this . Watch the video by clicking at next link>>>>>Runway 27 at Short Final
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KLM B747 Cpt Peter Dekker @ Shanghai

Captain Peter is approaching his retirement at KLM. This is flight KL895-896 to Shanghai. Operated by the PH-BFF and PH-BFW. Departure at runway 36L and landing at runway06. Just another 3 flights to go.
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