100 Years KLM flight & Last flight of Cpt B737 Rob Grotendorst

Captain Rob operated a very special flight. At first it was his retirementflight !!! At second it was 100 years ago KLM operated their very first flight. It was a flight to Londen Heathrow. And now it all came together at one flight ,  a ‘100 years retirementflight’ of Captain B737 Rob Grotendorst. Flight KL1007 , AMS-LHR,  with a RWY 24 departure. Backflight KL1008 with callsign KLM100 with a RYW 18R arrival. This flight got operated with his ‘Wingman’ and first officer Tim Elias and a B737-700 reg PH-BGT     Videostills………….    
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Last flight of Captain 747 Marcel van Beetz @ KLM

Captain Marcel van Beetz operated his last 747 flight as retirementflight.  Flight KL896 Shanghai-Amsterdam,with medical cargo, was operated with his ‘Wingman’ and First Officer Martin Sievers. KL896 landed on runway 06 around 4.30am with B747-Combi reg PH-BFW.     Videostills…………….  
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Last CUR Flight on KLM 747 @ Cpt Robert Stadhouders

Captain Robert Stadhouders made his last CUR flight on the 747. Together with FO Bart Romkens and SO Melvin Hanemaaijer crossing the EHAM tower with a right hand circuit landing on RWY 06. On this flight were also CA Stefanie Verbeyst and Geertje Bakker. Flight KL736 was operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFL and arrival at 28th of March.     Videostills………..  
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Last KLM 747 Toronto Flight @ First Officer Froukje Dinkla

First Officer Froukje Dinkla did have a wish………….operating another ‘Last 747 Flight’ with Toronto as final destination……………and that happened……… Thursday 26th of March she left for Toronto and came back with flight KL692 , callsign KL86, at 28th of March. Flight KL86 got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFT and wingman Cpt Remco Hoekstra. On short final she showed us a double ‘Wingroll Salute’ and landed at runway 06. Cool detail is her husband GJ and children Daren and Yue joined the landing as well.     Videostills………..    
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // PH-BFW // LAX-AMS @ KL602 // 20-3-2020

The crew on this flight from LAX to Amsterdam problaby made their last 747 flight. KL602 arrived at 20 March of 2020 , ETA 8.51 LT They landed on RWY 06 with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW       Videostills………….  
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Last Wingroll Salute & Xwind Landing on B747 @ Cpt Michel Vat

Captain Michel Vat suddenly got to make his last flight on his beloved B747 of KLM. Date tuesday 17th of March The airliner took decision to speed up with phasing out the 747’s at the end of March instead of May 2021. Captain Michel got assisted by his wingman First Officer Erik Vollinga and  Second Officer Nick Fremau. Stand Echo19 with an enginestart on stand,and a crossbleed-start after push & pull abeam Alpha 16 . RWY24 for departure. Lining up………..starting takeoffroll……..and operating a tremendous wingroll salute. First Officer Erik , an old F16 pilot, was PF – Pilot Flying , […]
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Last flight of Captain B747 Erik Lieberwirth @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight as Captain B747 at KLM , due to his retirement after an enormous career as airlinepilot. Erik started his career at KLM on November 1985,and having his reitrementflight on his beloved 747 on 3 March 2020. A career of about 34,5 years. He started as first officer/co-pilot on the Airbus A310. Since 2 January 1990 Erik started his 747 career ,initial as first officer and since November 2002 as Captain  747. Boss on the ‘Queen of the Skies’ , the ‘Mighty Winged 747’ for more than 17 years ,and flying 747 for almost 30 […]
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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 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 Arnhem @ KLM

Captain Tom made his last two flights,due to retirement, to Boston. The inaugural flight to BOS and one week later his retirementflight. Flight KL617 with a runway 36L departure,operated with the A330-300 PH-AKA.                                                                                                                                        […]
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Last flight of first officer Albert de Nijs @ KLM – B747

First Officer Albert made his last flight with KLM, due to his retirement. Flight KL714 , Paramaribo – Amsterdam, together with Captain Eric Akker. His last landing was on runway 06,Kaagbaan, and operated with the PH-BFY.   Youtube Videolink >>>>> Last Flight of First Officer Albert de Nijs @ KLM   Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Gerard Bastiaanse @ KLM

Captain Gerard made his last flight at a Boeing 747 due to his retirement at KLM Gerard did have a career of the amazing period of 36 yrs of duty at KLM. Flight KL735-736 heading for Curacao and back Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Jeff Robertson and Second Officer Ron van der Starre. Departure at runway 24 and operated by the PH-BFY. A full wet departure with lots of spray and wingcondensation. His last landing at runway 18R in the early morning around 5.20am with the PH-BFH.   Watch the video by clicking at next link >>>>>Last Flight of Captain […]
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Last Flight of Captain Marcus Hoste

Captain ‘Jambo-Marc’ ,as called by his colleagues, made his retirementflight to Nairobi and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Martijn de Witte, he departed with flight KL565 at runway 18L.(28-7-2018) His last landing with an arrival at runway 18R at 7am in the morning. (31-7-2018) Special note,his wife and children were at the flight. Both flights got operated by the B747-400 Fullpax with registration PH-BFG. City of Guayaquil. The one before last flight of Captain Marcus was also to Nairobi. Two special flights at the end of his career.   One before last flight>>>>> KL565 with First Officer Dirkjan […]
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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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Last Flight of Purser Carola @ KLM – KL592

Purser Carola Kant-Widdershoven made her final flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with her chosen crew, she went to Johannesburg. They call it a ‘Joburg’. This morning,the 11th of July 2018, her plane with flight KL592 landed around 10am at runway 06,the Kaagbaan. Her colleagues will miss her very much………………… Flight KL592 , JNB-AMS >> Johannesburg to Amsterdam got operated by a B777-200 with registration PH-BQK.   Watch the video by clicking at next link >>>>> Last Flight of Purser Carola @ KLM   Videostills…………..
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Last flight of First Officer B747 Henk over de Linden @ KLM

Due to retirement FO Henk made his last flight at KLM. Together with Captain Floris Garstman and Second Officer Bart Grimberg he went to Los Angeles and back Amsterdam. Flight KL601-602 , AMS-LAX-AMS, got operated by the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFI’ and the B747-FullPax ‘PH-BFG’. Watch the video by clicking next link>>>>>Last flight of First Officer B747 Henk onder de Linden Videostills……………
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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 Rene van Tol

Captain Rene made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL729-730 to St Martin and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Frank and operated by the PH-AOC and PH-AOF. Watch the video of his last takeoff and landing at AMS >>>>>Last Flight of Captain Rene van Tol
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Last flight of Captain Arend Troost

Captain Arend Troost made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. His final trip was to the superb destination Salt Lake City and back to Amsterdam. Together with Cpt Henk Everwijn,First Officer Piet-Leen van der Deijl and Senior Purser Jessica Croes Flight KL609-610 got operated by the B789 ‘Dreamliners’ PH-BHG and PH-BHA. Departure and landing was at the same runway. Runway 24-06, Kaagbaan. Happily I was able to film the landing and taxying to the gate arside. Made possible by Ron Onclin from Schiphol Airport Group. Watch the video by click next link>>>>>Last flight of Captain Arend Troost
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Last flight of Captain Ad Barla @ KLM

Captain Ad Barla did have his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After almost 20,000 flight hours he made his last trip to Salt Lake City. Flight KL609 departed at runway 36L ,the 21rd of June. Captain Ad made his last landing at runway 06 with flight KL610 at the 26th of June at 14.12pm. Both flights got operated by the B789 Dreamliner ‘PH-BHF’. Watch the video by clicking next videolink>>>>>Last flight of Captain Ad Barla   Videostills……………..
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