Last Flight of Captain Eric Balkema @ KLM
After an enormous flightcareer of 34 years and 7 months, Captain Eric got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. (Air Holland 2-1988//2-1991 and KLM 2-1992//7-2023) His final destination was GIG-Rio de Janeiro and back Amsterdam. Eric got assisted by First Officer Marck Janssen and Second Officer Yannick Masseus as his ‘Wingmen’. And the most special cabincrew, Eric’s wife CA II Pauline Mauritz and Senior Purser Anoushka Wilthagen. In 2019 Eric started a crowdfunding (met de pet rond) with Cpt Ruud Jurgens and Cpt Bas van Leeuwen. So I//Bokito was able to achieve the goal to become an allround […]
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 […]
Last Flight of Captain B747F Peter Horstink @ Martinair Cargo
Captain Peter Horstink made his last flight due to retirement at Martinair Cargo. Retiring at his beloved 747 Freighter. Flight MP7121 , assisted by First Officer Robert Posman , and heading for the routine Amsterdam-Campinas-Quito-Miami-Amsterdam. This routine got operated with the B747-400ERF reg PHCKA. Runway 24 for departure. Nice detail his son started flight KL1539 a couple of minutes later. Last flight MP7122, MIA-AMS, arrived a day later than sheduled. Final landing on RWY18R after a huge career. Videostills……………
Last Flight of Captain Arnold Crone @ KLM Final
Captain Arnold Crone made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Rogier vd Vijver as his ‘Wingman’ heading for Toronto and back Amsterdam. Flight KL695 on stand G4 and operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner reg PHBKI. I (Bokito) was operating his final push&pull at homebase Amsterdam Airport) Push & Pull abeam G6 and enginestart approved. Backflight KL696, callsign KLM122-Heavy, got a RWY06 arrival ,operated wth the B777-200 reg PHBQI. Final stand for docking and shut down the engines for the last time in career was G6. Videostills and pictures…………
Last Flight of Captain Ruud Schoenmakers @ KLM
Captain Ruud , the last Pilot of his RLS class , got his retirementflight to Curacao, and also assisted his wife Manon Babtist as Senior Purser. On this flight First Officer Yvonne Erben (former 747 pilot) as his ‘Wingwoman’. Final flight , KL736, got an RWY06 landing and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVO Videostills…….
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……..
Last Flight of Captain Peter Makkinje @ KLM
Captain Peter made his last flight due to retirement at KLM after a tremendous career of 36,5 years. Together with FO Hans Aalberts and SO Lorenzo Tat as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for Curacao as last destination. Operating his pushback at stand F3 for flight KL735 with callsign KLM-171. This flight got operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVD. Backflight KL736 with a special RWY18Center landing , vortexes and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVG KLM /// 36 jaar 3 maanden Captain B777 / B787 /// Captain B787 jan. 2017 – heden · 6 jr jan. 2017 – heden · Captain B777 […]