Last Flight of Captain Roy de Gama @ KLM

Captain Roy de Gama made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. A retourflight to Roi de Janeiro and back homebase Amsterdam. On this retriementflight Captain Roy got assisted by first officer Mathé Leyten and second officer Sjan Liem as his ‘Wingmen”. Flight KL705, stand D4,got a departure on RWY24 and operated with the B777-200 reg PHBQO. Backflight KL706,also operated with a B777-200 and reg PHBQA got a very nice approach. Roy was headed “overhead Schiphol Airport” and a landing on RWY27. After vacating via N3 taxying into Alpha17 for final stand F3.     Videostills………
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Last Flight of Captain Jeroen van der Pauw Kraan @ KLM

Captain Jeroen van der Pauw kraan made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After a huge career as commercial pilot,started in 1987, a flight heading for Capetown and back to Amsterdam was his last retourflight at KLM. Captain Vojta Wagner and Second Officer Ben Prummel assisted on this flight as his ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL597, callsign KLM 103, stand F4 , got pushed by me ‘Tugdriver Bokito’ as surprise. First clearance was a pushback into Alpha 14 and standby for pullout into Alpha 16. After waiting for a specific time Air Traffic Control gave a re-clearance with continue the […]
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Last Flight of Captain Andy Zurhaar @ KLM

After a huge career of about 32 years Captain Andy Zurhaar made his retirementflight at KLM. Together with First Officer Onno Veltkamp as his ‘Wingman’ he departed for Johannesburg as final destination/retourflight. During 747 timeperiode it was called a ‘Joburgje’ when they did fly to JNB. Flight KL591,stand F7 , departed during heavy fog. When filming I only could hear them passing in takeoff and not see at all. This flight was operated with our ‘Orange Pride’ , a B777-300ER reg PHBVA. Backflight KL592 became a visible landing , happily. With wet circumstances Andy got a smooth landing on RWY18R […]
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Last Flight of Captain Klaas van Veen @ KLM

Captain Klaas van Veen got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination was Hong Kong and back Amsterdam. Heading for Hong Kong and assisted by First Officer Arjen Schwartz as his ‘Wingman’. Flight KL887 , stand Echo 6 , and a runway 18L departure operated with the B777-200 Reg PHBQB. Backflight KL888 with the lovely callsign ‘Triple Eight’ got runway 27 to land and after vacating the follow-me cars were waiting. An awesome final part guided to final stand Fox 9. KL888 was operated with the B777-200 Reg PHBQD Filming the last flight of Captain Klaas was […]
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Last Flight of Chief Pilot 747 & Cpt TRI TRE Paul van de Ven @ KLM

After an enormous career Chief Pilot 747 & Captain B747 TRI – TRE Paul van de Ven got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. The ‘Majestic B747’ was his beloved aircraft. Together with former 747 pilots Cpt Jan-Joost van Hemel and FO Willem Luijten as his ‘Wingmen’, and KLM Pilot in being daughter Lisa heading for final destination Capetown and back Amsterdam. I operated Paul’s final pushback at homebas Amsterdam Airport on special request. Stand Echo 19 , standard pusback with tail to the tower and giving a ‘Wing Wave’ as all-clear signal as respect to my special […]
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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 Ad Braspenning @ KLM

Captain Ad Braspenning made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination and retourflight to Rio de Janeiro and back home Amsterdam. As suprise by his son FO Martijn I did operate and film also the final pushback at AMS. Stand G8 for pushback. Flight KL705 got operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQI Cpt Ad got assisted by FO Casper van der Plas and SO Jeroen Braspenning as his ‘Wingmen’ !!! Retourflight KL706 got happily diverted with a landing on runway 27. Watched by friends in the main tower and after vacating runway 27 at holdingpoint N4, he […]
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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 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 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 Captain Tim ten Velde @ KLM

Captain Tim made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. As phenomenal 747 pilot Tim ended his career flying the Triple7. All KLM B747 Combi’s and Full Pax got phased out last year. Final destination Curacao and assisted by gooed friend and Captain Christophe Knaepen as ‘Wingman’ and operating as Co pilot this flight. I operated his last pushback at Schiphol Airport at gate Echo22 with pushbacktruck KI-Kilo India. A huge V8-16L machine. Flight KL735 , callsign KL125 , got a runway 09 departure and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVK. Backflight KL736 got a lovely runway 27 landing, […]
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Last flight of Captain Erik Borgmann @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.Assisted by his friend  ‘Wingmen’ and Captain Jeroen vd Pauw Kraan. Flight KL735,callsign KL129-Heavy, pushbackservice at stand F7 by ATD Ruben and Bokito. This flight got operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner reg PH-BKF. Backflight KL736 with a RWY27 landing and operated with the B777-200 reg PH-BQA. Final stand and 100% Customs Controll at stand Echo24.     Videostills…………..
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Wingroll Salute 747 & Last MEX Flight @ CA Mariëlle Heslinga-Groen

CA II Mariëlle and her crew made their Farewell 747 flight to MEX. Their backflight was a repatriationflight with a 747 Fullpax. In view of the 90% decline in flights and anticipated future capacity, KLM previously decided in early March that it would phase out its remaining Boeing 747s in April 2020, instead of in the summer of 2021. Together with Captain Johan Danen,First Officer Jurgen Vissers and Second Officer Olivier Witteveen they departed on 22rd of March. A RWY09 departure………..after lining up…………full throttle and operating a fantastic ‘Wingroll Salute’. Flight KL685 got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFV. This […]
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Last Flight of Captain Berto Bot @ KLM

Captain Berto made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597 with callsign KL103 departed on runway 09 and was operated with the B777-300ER registered as PH-BVU.  Backflight KL598 ,landing on runway 06,and a marvellous escort by follow-me cars of Schiphol Airport,guided to final stand F6. Operated with the B777-300ER reg as PH-BVP Both flights got assisted by Captain Thomas Jansen and First Officer Laura Maerman-Hartman.   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Berto Bot @ KLM Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Tom van Hoorn @ KLM

Captain Tom made his final flight due to retirement with KLM. Flight KL745  with a departure on runway 18Center , operated with B789 Dreamliner PH-BHD. Tom got assisted by first officer Wouter de Haan and second officer Emma Pier. Backflight KL749 ,with the B789 PH-BHM got an other story than expected. Sanne Porsius (TWR/APP-supervisor)  took control with the talk-in of Tom’s last landing. They did reserve whole runway 27 ‘Buitenveldertbaan’ for Tom’s last landing. After he landed the aircraft got parked just before exit N4.  Thereafter the complete fleet of followme-cars from Schiphol Airport ( authority officers and marshallers ) […]
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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 […]
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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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