Last Flight of Captain Erwin Gabel @ KLM
Captain Erwin Gabel,former Chief Pilot KLM MD11, made his last flight due to retirement with KLM. Assisted by Captain Bart de Vries acting as First Officer on this special flight. Flight KL597, callsign KL103, stand Echo24, got a re-clearance of rwy 09 to rwy 36C. This flight got operated with the B777-300ER ‘PH-BVS’. Backflight KL598 , callsign KL104,got operated with the PH-BVG.The approach got a special experience with landing on rwy 18R. Flight KL281,heading to SFO , got airborne on rwy 36L, turned left and thereafter Captain Erwin became final for rwy 18R,same runway. His last landing was a marvellous […]
Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij
Captain Harald de Rooij made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Singapore was his last trip and together with good friend and First Officer B747 Danny Franken. Flight KL836 , operated with the B777-300ER registrated as PH-BVN, got runway 18 Center for his last landing. Danny was observer of a 5 man’s operation. Captain Harald did fly with First Officer Ruiz Asin and Second Officer’s Jeroen Kee and Kevin Noordanus. Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij Videostills………….
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 […]
First Flight <<>> First Officer Patrick van Rutten – Emirates
First officer Patrick is pilot for about 10 yrs and since two years with Emirates. This was the very first time sheduled for Amsterdam. A remarkable happening in his career. Flight EK145,operated with the A6-END, landing at runway 18 C ‘Zwanenburgbaan’ in the early morning. Flight EK146, operated with the A6-EGS, finally departed at runway 24. First runway 18L was planned. But after a delay caused by the groundhandler they got a re-clearance. Video by Youtube link >>>>> First Flight <<>> First Officer Patrick van Rutten – Emirates Videostills……………..
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. […]
Last ‘Triple Flight’ Cathay Pacific to AMS @ FO Stephane – Cpt Marcel
Cathay Pacific did operate her last flight to Amsterdam Airport with a B777-300. At the first of December 2018 they will use a brand new A350-1000 flying to Amsterdam and back to Hong Kong. As personal good friends, Dutch Captain Marcel Sipma and Dutch First Officer Stéphane Fasbender operated their Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER (B-KQA) to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport on November 30th of 2018. Arrival runway was runway 18R (Polderbaan) with Stephane at the controls (PF-Pilot Flying) delivering the smoothest of landings for this CX271. And it was a memorable one…………… Watch the video by clicking next link >>>>> Last ‘Triple […]
Last flight of Captain Ron Beetstra @ KLM
Captain Ron Beetstra made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with first officer Vojta Wagner and second officer Vincent Aupers heading for Capetown. Flight KL597-598 with callsigns KL103-104 got operated with the B777-200 // PH=BQB and the B777-300 // PH-BVS. Aalsmeerbaan 18L for departure and Polderbaan 18R for landing. Actually Ron should have love to take only all beloved family, friends and colleagues with him instead of passengers. They had a marvellous trip to Capetown. A remarkable and beloved captain just retired…………. Videolink at Youtube>>>>>click next link>>>>> Last flight of Captain Ron Beetstra Videostills……………..
Dutch Pilot’s Flight @ Cathay Pacific
As personal good friends, Dutch Captain Marcel Sipma and Dutch First Officer Stéphane Fasbender operated their Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER (B-KQF) to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport on August 27th 2018. Arrival runway was runway 18R (Polderbaan) with Marcel at the controls, delivering the smoothest of landings for this CX271. Next day the same crew departs as CX270 (B-KQA) back to Hong Kong International Airport. The take off is performed by Stéphane from runway 24 on a Spijkerboor 3K departure. Special note: Stéphane’s wife Hanneke and daughter Elise were on this flight as passengers, making it a flight to be remembered! […]
Last Flight of Captain Jacco Krook @ KLM
Captain Jacco made his retirementsflight at KLM. He was heading for Kuala Lumpur and back Amsterdam. Together with his wife Kathinka de Graaf, Wilma van der Endt and First Officer Chris de Boer he got a runway 09 departure with the B777-300 registrated as PH-BVI. A magnificent sunset departure. Jacco’s last landing was at runway 06. First he came downwind across Amsterdam Airport and than finally turned in for his last landing. Last landing with flight KL810 was operated by the B777-200 with registration PH-BQG. Enjoy this short documentary of his last movements as airline pilot at KLM. Watch […]
Incredible Lightning Strike KLM B777-300
The PH-BVS got a ‘lightning Strike’ on departure. Perfectly seen how an airplane deals with these powers of mother nature. Flight KL743 was heading for Lima and able to continue the flight. Videolink>>>>>
‘Orange Pride’ @ KLM – PH-BVA
KLM painted her Boeing 777-300. The PH-BVA got a fantastic colour combined with the original blue. After a process of 5 days for the painting the aircraft had a test flight for some hours. The same day the PH-BVA departed for a routine flight to Chengdu. At 21.40 she departed at runway 24 with a spijkerboor-departure. Watch the video by clicking next link>>>>>‘Orange Pride’ @ KLM – PH-BVA