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, […]
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…………..
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 […]
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……………..
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 ) […]
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 […]
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