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 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 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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Bokito-23-Heavy @ KLM B747 Flightcrew Simulator

Invited by the KLM 747 Unit with Chief-Pilot Paul van de Ven for an incredible experience. Because of my passion and all the filmwork with 747 retirementflights……………………. Flying the B747 with registration PH-BFX……………………the original flight simulator. Flight Crew Trainingscenter of KLM next to the OCC (Operations Control Center)   This was really awesome. Feeling everything the pilots feel and experience at a real B747. Together with Kees Geervliet of KLM Flightsupport and coached/trained by Paul. All gratitude for experiencing this………….   We went airborne with a runway 24 departure direction to the south-west. Gettting the feeling and connectionwith the B747. […]
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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>>>>>
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Last flight of Captain Harm Feenstra

Captain Harm made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL875-876 to Bangkok and back to Amsterdam for his last landing. Together with First Officer Tom Huisman. Landing at runway 18C with the PH-BQF. Watch the video by click at next link>>>>>Last flight of Captain Harm Feenstra
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