Last Flight of Captain Wynand van der Schatte Olivier

Captain Wynand made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. After about 40 yrs of flying and almost 30 years on the ‘Mighty B747’ he went for a cargoflight to Shanghai.  Captain Wynand made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. After about 40yrs of flying and almost 30 years on the ‘Mighty B747’ he went for a cargoflight to Shanghai. Together with his ‘Wingmen’ , First Officers Martin Sievers and Eelke Bouma, and Second Officer Gerben Heijkoop. Cabincrew at this retirementflight and problaby their last 747 flight as well….. Senior Purser Esther Zee and Purser Suzanne van […]
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Last flight of Captain Marc Linnemann @ KLM

Captain Marc made his retirementflight at KLM. Together with his daughter Eveline and ‘Wingman’ Captain Marc Gijsbers he went to YYZ -Toronto and back Amsterdam. Flight KL31 (KL691) with a RWY09 departure and KL86 (KL692) with a RWY18Center arrival. Both flights got operated with a B787-10 reg PH-BKA.     Videostills…..
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Last flight of Captain Cor Verweij @ KLM

Captain Cor Verweij made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM.  Ot the 7th of June he departed to YYZ- Toronto with Vojta Wagner as his ‘Wingman’. Flight KL691 , callsign KL31, starting the takeoffroll at holdingpoint Sierra6 on request.  Beautiful wingvortexes and cloudbusts during their climbout and caused by a low forecast. Backflight KL692 , callsign KL86, was at the 9th of June and they got an RWY06 arrival. Both flights got operated with a Boeing 787-10. KL31 with PHBKC and KL86 with PHBKG     Videostills……………        
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100 Years KLM flight & Last flight of Cpt B737 Rob Grotendorst

Captain Rob operated a very special flight. At first it was his retirementflight !!! At second it was 100 years ago KLM operated their very first flight. It was a flight to Londen Heathrow. And now it all came together at one flight ,  a ‘100 years retirementflight’ of Captain B737 Rob Grotendorst. Flight KL1007 , AMS-LHR,  with a RWY 24 departure. Backflight KL1008 with callsign KLM100 with a RYW 18R arrival. This flight got operated with his ‘Wingman’ and first officer Tim Elias and a B737-700 reg PH-BGT     Videostills………….    
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Last flight of Captain 747 Marcel van Beetz @ KLM

Captain Marcel van Beetz operated his last 747 flight as retirementflight.  Flight KL896 Shanghai-Amsterdam,with medical cargo, was operated with his ‘Wingman’ and First Officer Martin Sievers. KL896 landed on runway 06 around 4.30am with B747-Combi reg PH-BFW.     Videostills…………….  
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Last CUR Flight on KLM 747 @ Cpt Robert Stadhouders

Captain Robert Stadhouders made his last CUR flight on the 747. Together with FO Bart Romkens and SO Melvin Hanemaaijer crossing the EHAM tower with a right hand circuit landing on RWY 06. On this flight were also CA Stefanie Verbeyst and Geertje Bakker. Flight KL736 was operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFL and arrival at 28th of March.     Videostills………..  
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Last KLM 747 Toronto Flight @ First Officer Froukje Dinkla

First Officer Froukje Dinkla did have a wish………….operating another ‘Last 747 Flight’ with Toronto as final destination……………and that happened……… Thursday 26th of March she left for Toronto and came back with flight KL692 , callsign KL86, at 28th of March. Flight KL86 got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFT and wingman Cpt Remco Hoekstra. On short final she showed us a double ‘Wingroll Salute’ and landed at runway 06. Cool detail is her husband GJ and children Daren and Yue joined the landing as well.     Videostills………..    
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Last ‘Ladies Flight’ on 747 @ Shanghai

A very special ‘747 ladies flight’to Shanghai. In order of our Dutch Government KLM was asked to fly to Shanghai for important medical cargo. Right now there is a special cargo bridge between Amsterdam and China. There are 5 weekly flights. AMS-ICN-PEK  (2x) and AMS-ICN-PVG (3x) The first PVG-Shanghai flight was operated at 23rd of March. And it was a female crew operating KL895. Captain Sibbelien de Laere,First Officer’s Helen Hüpscher-Bakker and Sabine den Hollander,Second Officer Ilana Iskander. Flight KL895 was loaded at stand F6 and pushed by KLM ATD Aircraft Towing Department……….driver Lennard Belt making his first pushback of […]
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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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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 Wingroll Salute & Xwind Landing on B747 @ Cpt Michel Vat

Captain Michel Vat suddenly got to make his last flight on his beloved B747 of KLM. Date tuesday 17th of March The airliner took decision to speed up with phasing out the 747’s at the end of March instead of May 2021. Captain Michel got assisted by his wingman First Officer Erik Vollinga and  Second Officer Nick Fremau. Stand Echo19 with an enginestart on stand,and a crossbleed-start after push & pull abeam Alpha 16 . RWY24 for departure. Lining up………..starting takeoffroll……..and operating a tremendous wingroll salute. First Officer Erik , an old F16 pilot, was PF – Pilot Flying , […]
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Last LAX Flight FO Froukje Dinkla on KLM B747 @ KL602 /// PH-BFT

First Officer B747 Froukje Dinkla on her last outbound 747 flight from LAX and arrival on homebase Amsterdam Airport. Togehter with Captain Wout Stengs and Second Officer Melvin Hanemaaijer they suddenly operated their last of one and a last 747 flight in career. Friday the 13th of March Froukje and crew arrived in LAX with flight KL601. Once they met the flightcrew for the backflight ( passing in behind of the windows ) they saw incredible messages shown on screenshots. Showed by the other crew about what happened that friday in Holland during their flight. Full of unbelief and flabbergasted […]
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Wingroll Salute on Last 747 Flight // CUR @ Cpt Carel van Bruggen

Flightdata <<<>>>  Departure KL735 // 15-3-2020 ///// Arrival KL736 // 18-3-2020   Captain Carel made his final 747 flight to CUR – Curacao. Suddenly he had to operate his 747 farewell flight due to the current worldwide circumstances. KLM decided phasing out the 747 one year ealier than planned.  Flight KL735 with callsign KLM129-Heavy heading to CUR was supported by his wingman First Officer Steve Jacobs and Second Officer Jasper Verkuijl. RWY 24 for departure and operated with the B747-Fullpax reg  PH-BFL.  Starting the takeoffroll and after postive rate and retracting the maingear saying goodbye with an awesome wingroll. During […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 to LAX @ Captain Mark van der Hum

Flightdata <<<>>> Departure KL601 // 14-3-2020 /// Arrival KL602 // 16-3-2020   Captain Mark van der Hum made his one and a last flight on the B747, heading to LAX – Los Angeles. That moment it would be his final retourflight. Happily Mark got a second farewell flight on his beloved B747 to CUR. Departure on monday 23rd of March and his last and final 747 landing on thursday 25th of March. Back to what first would be his last 747 flight………………………..flight KL601……….. Mark got assisted by his ‘Wingman’ Bas den Ouden, PF pilot flying, on  a RWY 24 departure, […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Peter Bakker @ KLM

Captain Peter Bakker made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL601 heading to LAX ,departure on RWY 24 and KL602 landed on RWY 18R. Both flights got operated with the B747Combi reg PH-BFS and togehter with FO Jenne Bauw and SO Wimco Bauw. Son Per Bakker was on the flight as well. YOUTUBE VIDEOLINK <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain B747 Peter Bakker @ KLM Videostills………..
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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 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 […]
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Last Flight of Captain Peter Somsen @ KLM

Captain Peter made his last flight due to retirement at KLM . Flight KL598 with callsign KL104, landing with lots of rain and a slight crosswind on runway 18R. And with a nice ‘Bokito Call’. This flight got assisted by First Officer Marcel Bijmoer,Second Officer Rick Verhoeven and Senior Purser Christine Brusse and CA 2 Carla Roos His wife Ingrid Veldhuizen was on this trip as well and got her husband back from KLM after so many years. Peter’s cockpitcrew was extended with Captain A330 Ton van Venrooy His departure to Capetown last Friday was on runway 18L. While I […]
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Last Flight of Cabin Attendant Wendy de Boer @ KLM

Wendy’s passsion took over…………….. It was one of the hardest decisions she ever had to take, but after 20 years of being a flight attendant for KLM, Wendy resigned her fantastic job. It turned out to be impossible to combine her great passion for photography and film and the precious project “Shoot with a local” with her intensive irregular life as a ‘sky angel’ And so I filmed her very last departure and arrival on Amsterdam Aiport. Wendy’s last flight was to Xiamen and back Amsterdam. Flight KL883-KL884, was operated by captain Huub van Loon, First Officer Lex van Uitert […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Eijk @ KLM

Captain Ronald made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Ending his enormous flightcareer with a retourflight to Boston. Together with Senior Purser Lieke de Ruijter and First Officer Bert Franke ,and ofcourse the other crewmembers, they did fly back home to Amsterdam Airport. Flight KL618-Heavy landing on runway 36 Center , Zwanenburgbaan , with a smooth wingroll on final and final stand on VOP Fox 3. This flight is operated with the A330-300 registrated as PH-AKF . Watch the video by clicking on next Youtubelink <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Eijk   Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Bert Busscher @ KLM

Captain Bert made his last flight,together with his wife Else, due to retirement at KLM. After 36 years of duty and almost 19,000 flight hours he landed for the very last time on runway 06. Flight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM ‘Triple Eight’ was operated by the B747-Combi with registration PH-BFS. Bert got assisted in cockpit by First Officer Emiel Hartemink and Second Officer Martijn Braspenning. The cabin was coached by Senior Purser Ruud Schoonheijt and Purser Koos Hilt. A wonderful last landing during the golden hour of sunset on Amsterdam Airport…………. Watch the video by clicking on next […]
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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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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 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 Senior Purser Barbara Toorop

Senior Purser Barbara Toorop made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL749 heading for Bogota-Cartagena and back to Amsterdam. Together with her daughter and son Tara and Bobby Hakvoort. Cockpitcrew captain Joep van de Langerijt,first officer Mark de Hoogh and second officer Floris Weijs. Purser Caroline van Eesteren also organized the trip. Flight kl749 got operated with the B789 Dreamliners PH-BHI and PH-BHO. The backflight to Amsterdam almost got a delay of one day. The PH-BHO got diverted to Cartagena,caused by bad weatherconditions. So it still had to fly to Bogota and back to Cartagena. The crew […]
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