Last flight of Captain Wouter Kooman @ KLM

Captain Wouter Kooman made his last flight due to his retirment at KLM. Together with First Officer Wout Nijssen as his ‘Wingman’ they departed to Curacao. Flight KL735 , callsign KL129-Heavy, got a RWY24 departure and was operated with the B777-300ER with reg. PH-BVF. Awesome wingcondensation during climbout of SPL. His backflight KL736 was operated with the PH-BVO. A smooth crosswindlanding on RWY 18R and after 20.000 hours of duty ( flight hours ) Wouter turned off the engines for the very last time at stand Echo24     Videostills……….
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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 of Captain B747 Hans Hollink @ KLM

Captain Hans Hollink made his last flight due to retirement at KLM with about 20.000 flight hours . Hans did have a special cockpitcrew for this remarkable flight. The ‘Hans Hollink Express’ operated with First Officer Allard Oskam,Second Officer Paul Reijnen and Chief Pilot 747 Paul van de Ven. Flight KL601 with a RWY 24 departure and operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW. Backflight KL602 got operated with the PH-BFS ‘City of Seoul’. This has a special meaning for Paul and his wife Anneke. They met eachother in Seoul !!! In front of his final landing a Delta aircraft did […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ruud van Mil @ KLM

Captain Ruud van Mil made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Togehter with his son Raoul van Mil as Second Officer and First Officer Koen Volkers heading to Capetown. Stand F3 with a pushback abeam Golf-Niner with real bad and wet weatherconditions. Flight KL597 with callsign KL103  opearatin a full wet departure on RWY 18L with lots of spray and wingcondensation. Backflight KL598 got a special callsign when entering the Dutch skies. Callsign ‘Hunter-104’. It became a beautiful crosswindlanding on RWY 18R. The airtrafficcontrolers gave TEN POINTS. Both flights got operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVD. The Skyteam […]
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Last flight of Captain Jan Kees Wilbrink @ KLM

Captain Jan Kees Wilbrink made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL735-736 heading for Curacao and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Cees Vriezen. A runway 24 departure with a one hour delay. Caused by a aircraft change by PH-BFN to PH-BFL. A phenomenal ‘last flight departure’ with a huge cloudburst. Backflight with the PH-BFY,landing at runway 18R with a strong crosswind landing. Windshear at short final.   Videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Jan Cees Wilbrink @ KLM  
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Last Flight of Captain Paul Melkert

Captain Paul Melkert made his last flight to Rio de Janeiro and back to Amsterdam. Due to his retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Jeroen Becks ,his last movements got operated with the PH-BQP and PH-BQA. Last departure at Amsterdam at runway 24,Kaagbaan, with bad circumstances caused by rain. His last landing was a nice crosswind landing at runway 18R. While taxying to the gate he got spot at taxyway Victor by his son Cas Melkert. Waiting to capture his father after the very last landing Flight KL705-706 got operated by the B777-200’s PH-BQP and PH-BQA. Watch the video by […]
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