Last Flight of Captain Marcel van Maurik @ KLM

Captain Marcel van Maurik got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Frits Haije and Second Officer Gerard Brandenburg as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for Bangkok and back Amsterdam. Flight KL875, stand Echo 2, RWY18L for departure and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQK. Backflight KL876, operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQI, got a nice turn right to intercept localizer RWY36R. After vacating the runway Marcel got surprised by follow-me cars by Airport Schiphol. Following them all the way for final stand F4. Videostills……..
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Dirk van der Neut @ KLM

Captain Dirk van der Neut got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Vincent Hoekveld as ‘Wingman’ heading for Boston and back Amsterdam. Flight KL617 started with a 2 1/2 hour delay. After pushback Echo19 there was a technical issue and was solved by technicians on stand. Finally Dirk gave ful throttle on RWY36L with the A330-300 reg PHAKF. Backflight KL618 with his final landing on RWY06 and operated with the PHAKD. The career of Dirk started at the Royal Airforce from Jan ’87 till Jan ’96 and therafter he became commercial pilot at KLM […]
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Last Flight of Captain Rob de Boer @ KLM

Captain Rob de Boer made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Dimitri and Second Officer Justin as ‘Wingmen’ and heading for lovely destination San Francisco. Rob was suprised when I , ‘Bokito’ , entered the stand with pushbacktruck ‘Kilo-Quebec” and should also operate his final pushback at homebase Amsterdam Airport. This was orchestrated by his good friend Captain Hein Kuipers. Hein got his own retirementflight to PBM last February. Flight KL605 , stand Delta 2 , pushback into Alpha 5 abeam C11. This flight got operated with the B787-10 reg PHBKA Backflight KL606 , […]
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Last Flight of Captain Maurice Mulder @ KLM

Captain Maurice Mulder made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with his ‘Wingmen’ First Officers Michiel Stamer & Paul and Second Officer (XCM) Sjan Liem heading for Capetown and back Amsterdam. Flight KL597, callsign KLM119 , stand F4 , runway change 18L to RWY 24, PHBVK. KL598, callsign KL104 and KLM-Mulder, RWY 18R , stand F7 and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVS     Videostills……….  
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Last Pushback & Flight of Captain Hein Kuipers @ KLM

Captain Hein Kuipers made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Geert-Jaap Sisterman and Seconde Officer Joël Prak as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for final destination Paramaribo and back Amsterdam. As surprise ( orchestrated by retired KLM Captain Henk de Vries)  I operated the pushback of KL713 as a push&pull abeam Alpha 16 from stand F4. KL713 got operated with a B777-300ER reg PHBVW. Backflight KL714 was the first flight in the very early morning. Captain Hein landed at 5:02am on runway 27 and after vacating the runway taxying to final stand Echo 19. Flight KL714 […]
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Last Flight of Captain Eric Broekhuizen @ KLM

Captain Eric Broekhuizen made his last flight after 38 years and 4 month, due to retirement at KLM. And especially joined by his daughter Stefanie ( First Officer B737 since September 2008 ) On this retirementflight Eric got assisted First Officer’s Vincent Aupers and Donny Schüller as his ‘Wingmen’ His final destination was Captown and back Amsterdam. Flight KL595 ,stand F6 , RWY 09 , AMS-CPT , PHBQP -B777-200 Flight KL598 – Callsign KLM-Eric , CPT-AMS , PHBVN , B777-300ER and final stand E20 Eric has an enormous state of duty at KLM. A career of 34 years and 4 […]
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Last Flight of Captain Robert-Jan Tromp @ KLM

Captain Robert-Jan Tromp made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Michiel Schrier as his ‘Wingman’ heading to final destination Bogota-Cartagena and back Amsterdam. Flight KL745 heading for Bogota-Cartagena with a RWY36L departure and operated with a B777-200 reg PGBQO. Backflight KL741 and callsign KLM-Tromp got a RWY06 arrival and Echo18 as final stand.     Videostills………
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Last Flight of Captain Desiree van Leeuwen @ KLM

After 37 years and 2 months Captain Desiree van Leeuwen made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final flight to Johannesburg and back Amsterdam, assisted by First Officers Evelien van Puijenbroek as ‘Wingwoman’ and Vincent Aupers as ‘Wingman’  Flight KL591, stand F3 with enginestart at the gate. Thereafter a 18L departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PHBVF. Backflight KL592 and with final callsign Desiree-592 got a RWY 18R landing and taxied to final stand F9. This fligh got operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQE     Videostills…………                     […]
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Last Flight of Captain Bart Hummel @ KLM

After almost 37 years of flying Captain B777-787 Bart Hummel made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. (Jan 1986 – October 2022) First Officer Boaz Reisel was his ‘Wingman’ for this flight to JFK New York and back Amsterdam. Sister Maud Hummel did accompany her brother at the backflight as Senior Purser. KL641 AMS-JFK 7-10-2022, stand D4 , RWY S5 24 and operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner with reg PHBKD. KL646 JFK-AMS 9-10-2022 , RWY 18R , final stand D2 , operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQG Former typerates; B747, MD11, B767, FK27, MUII) / FAA: ATPL LR-Jet […]
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Last Flight of First Officer B747F Hella Zinkweg @ Martinair Cargo

First Officer B747F Hella Zinkweg made her final flight due to retirement at Martinair Cargo. Awesome detail her husband was the Captain and Wingman on this flight, and they got joined by their children. Flight MP7762-Heavy from Miami heading for homebase Amsterdam. This flight was operated with the B747-406ERF reg PHCKC and got a runway 06 arrival. Vacating her B747 Freighter via S8 for stand S84 after a very smooth landing.   Videostills………..      
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Last Flight of Captain Ton Leenders @ KLM

Captain Ton made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL735 (callsign KLM125-Heavy) heading for Curacao. Together with FO Andrew and SO Mark as his ‘Wingmen’. KL125 got a RWY24 departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVV. Backflight KL734 got a RWY27 arrival,with a B777-200 reg PH-BQH, and docked at gate Echo22.     Videostills…………  
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Last Flight of Captain Friso Oosterbaan @ KLM

Captain Friso got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Curacao as final destination and back homebase Amsterdam. The retourflight was operated with FO Mark Mulder and SO Brandon Out as his ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL735, with callsign KLM125-Heavy, got a wet and windy takeoff. The departure was the morning after ‘Storm Franklin’. KLM125 got a Siera-6 RWY24 departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVV. Backflight KL736 ( and I got duty,so was’nt able to film the landing……but filmed the arrival and docking at VOP Echo 22) got a RWY18R landing and taxied and docked at final VOP Echo […]
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Last Flight of Captain Dick Vreenegoor @ KLM – Final Edition

Captain Dick Vreenegoor made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Heading to SXM and back Amsterdam with First Officer Joeri and son Matthijs Vreenegoor (Second Officer KLM B777) KL729 AMS-SXM  operated with an A330-300 reg PH-AKA /// KL730 SXM-AMS , operated with an A330-200 reg PH-AOA and landing at 1st Christmas day.   Videostills……..  
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Last Flight of Captain Maarten Verbeek @ KLM

Captain Maarten made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After a career of about 33 years CUR was his final destination and retourflight to Amsterdam. This special flight was operated with First Officer Jorrit van Waalwijk van Doorn and Second Officer Mark Hollink as his ‘Wingmen’. KL733 heading to CUR with B777-200 reg PH-BQB and runway 36L for departure. Backflight KL734 got operated with the B777-200 reg PH-BQF and landing at runway 18R with position Echo24     Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Noël Nieuwlands @ KLM

Captain Noël Nieuwlands made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Thijs Sijl as his ‘Wingman’ a final retourflight ot Washington. I operated the pushback ( push & pull ) from gate Echo 5. Once I reached Echo 5 with the pushbacktruck with callsign KJ , his son Bart told about the surprise of Bokito. KL651 heading to IAD Washington with A330-300 reg PH-AKA and a RWY18L departure. Happily I was able to film the takeoff as well from Echo-buffer Echo77. His final landing with the PH-AKE on RWY27 and final gate Echo2.   Videostills………
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Last Flight of Captain Peter Boender @ KLM

Captain Peter Boender made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. A retirementflight after a phenomenal career of about 36 years. Started flying as First Officer the DC9 in 1984, thereafter FO B737//B747-400. In 1994 Peter became Captain starting at the Fokker 100.  Thereafter Captain B767//B747//B777-200/300//B789-787-10. His last flight was a retourflight to Bogota-Cartagena and back Amsterdam. Flight KL741 ,with a RWY24 departure operated with a B787-9 reg PH-BHL. Peter’s final backflight KL749 got a nice RWY27 arrival , final gate Echo7 and operated with a B789 reg PH-BHM. The complete career will be showed below the video and […]
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Last Flight of Cpt B747F Xander del Prado @ Martinair Cargo

Captain Xander del Prado made his last flight due to retirement at MartinairCargo. AMS-MIA-AMS. His last flight got operated with the B747-400ERF with reg PH-CKA Flight MP6141 with a one hour delay departed at RWY36L together with ‘Wingmen’ FO Sander de Kok and FO Jaap Schnitker. Back- and final flight MP7762 , callsign ‘DelPrado029’ , departed with a 24hr delay , and got a RWY06 arrival and supported by his ‘Wingman’ FO Charles Boom. On this flight as well…Martinair Captain Roelof van Dam and Captain André Kager.(non flying) I got appreciated by a phenomenal ‘Bokito Call’ at ATC as ‘Bokito […]
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Last Flight of Captain Maarten Pledet @ KLM

Captain Maarten made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL771 heading to BON-AUA. Bonaire-Aruba and operated by the B777-200 reg PH-BQP. RWY 24 with a ‘Bergi-1-Siera’ departure………full wet runway and cloudbusting during climbout. Wingmen on this flight First Officer Jan Post and Second Officer Mark Hollink     Videostills………
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Last Flight of Captain Kees van Til @ KLM

Captain Kees van Til made his last flight due to retirement at KLM and together with Captain Dimitri van der Vieren as ‘Wingman’. His final flight was a retourflight to Athene. Flight KL1581 departed after several runwaychanges on RWY 36 Center, Zwanenburgbaan. He would depart on RWY24 ,thereafter RWY09 ( and so was I positioned for the 09 takeoff) but got recleared finally. Flight KL1581, callsign KLM44Q , was operated with the B737-800 reg PH-BCL. Backflight KL1576 , callsign KLM 32E, got several runwaychanges for landing as well. RWY36R……………RWY18C………….and shortly befor turning homebase they got also diverted to RWY06 due […]
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Peter de Bruin @ KLM

Captain Peter de Bruin made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL789 heading to SXM and CUR,thereafter back Amsterdam. Flight KL789 got a pushback at VOP D47 operated  by KLM Aircraft Towing Department and a RWY36C departure. Final landing was on RWY 06 and all operated with the Airbus A330-200 reg PH-AOB. This last flight was assisted by  ‘Wingmen’ First Officers Jan Nap and Second Officer Paul van den Berk.     Videostills……….  
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Last Flight of Captain Bouke Rypma @ KLM

Cpt Bouke made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL741 with special callsign ‘Bouke-01’ , from Cartagena heading to Amsterdam. CTG-AMS Captain Bouke got 3 ‘Wingmen’ with him to perform this remarkable flight. First Officers Onno Veltkamp & Bart Stopel and Second Officer Swayze Raj De Heij. And mentioning Cabin Attendant CA I Natalie Ritte. This flight got a landing on RWY06, Kaagbaan, and was operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHD KL741// CTG-AMS, Cartagena-Amsterdam.     Videostills…………  
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Last Flight of First Officers Adrian Herbert @ KLM

First Officer Adrian Herbert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with ‘Wingwoman’ Captain Lieve Vanhellemont and ‘Wingman’ SO Beau Dollé heading to CUR and back Amsterdam. Flight KL735 , callsign KL129, with a crosswind departure on runway 24 and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQC. Backflight KL736 was also with heavy wind conditions and so was Adrian operating his final landing with a nice crosswind at runway 18 Center. KL736 was operated with a B77-200 as well and reg PH-BQA   Videostills…..KL129   Videostills KL736…  
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Last Flight of Captain Onnebert Bieringa @ Transavia

Captain Onnebert made his retirementflight to ALC-Alicante and back Amsterdam. Flight HV6143 ,callsign TRA-31-Golf with a RWY24 departure. Backflight HV6144, callsign TRA-44-Alpha got a visual approach on request at RWY 18 Center. Both flights with his friend Willem van Ingen as Wingman and operated with the B737-800 reg PH-HZW     Videostills…………
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Last flight of Captain Robert Adriaens @ KLM

Captain Robert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ were F/O Gert Jan Blaauwendraat and S/O Frank Coumans. Final destination on this retourflight was JNB – Johanneburg. Pilots call this a ‘Joburg’. Flight KL509 , AMS-JNB , stand Echo75 and RWY18L. This was a ‘Cargoflight’ and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQN. Final and backflight KL592 got a RWY18R arrival,operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVS. When entering the Dutch airspace the callsign of KL592 changed to ‘Robert-One’     Videostills……………..  
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Last flight of Captain Chris van den Broek @ KLM

Captain Chris van den Broek made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination and retourflight headint to GIG – Sao Paulo and back to homebase Amsterdam. Flight KL792 , with ‘Wingwoman’ as First Officer Inge van Son. His last landing on RWY 18R and  operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVI.     Videostills…………      
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