Last Flight of a Captain B747F @ Martinair Cargo

A Captain B747F  made his last flight due to retirement at Martinair Cargo. Heading from Miami to Amsterdam with First Officer Harry van der Weij as his ‘Wingman’. Flight MPH6122 got operated with the B747-400ERF reg PHCKB and after a beautiful approach landing on RWY06.     Videostills………..
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Last Flight of Captain Thijs Jongsma @ KLM

After a career of 31 years and 10 months Captain Thijs Jongsma got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. JFK was his first and his last destination !!! How wonderful. Flight KL641 , stand F7, got a RWY24 departure and was operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner reg PHBKC. First Officer Vincent Aupers was his ‘Wingman’ and big friend Captain Dimitri van der Vieren in behind and joining this flight as well. Captain Thijs was his first instructor and good friend. Backflight KL642 with an quite early arrival with Thijs’ final touchdown at 6:08LT on RWY18R and taxying to […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747F Bart Rademakers @ Martinair Cargo

Captain Bart Rademakers made his last flight, due to retirement at Martinair Cargo, after 33 years and 10 months. Actually he was pilot since 1986. A huge career. Awesome detail are the departing and landing KLC Embraer in the video. Bart’s son , Milan , is a KLC Embraer pilot and was also capturing his fathers last flight. Flight MP6141 heading for Miami via Bogota. RWY36L for departure and got operated with the B747F reg PHMPS. Backflight MP6912 , MIA-AMS, with final landing on RWY06 and operated with the B747F reg PHCKB.   Videostills……………
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Captain Herman Hello says Goodbye @ KLM

Captain Herman got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Heading for Curacao and back Amsterdam with First Officer Willem Luijten and Captain Arnoud Welhüner as his Wingmen. Flight KL735, callsign KLM171 , stand Echo 22, got a RWY 24 departure and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVC. Backflight KL736, CUR-AMS, with Herman’s last landing on RWY18R and taxying for final stand F9.     Videostills………..
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Last KLM FLight to MAF Bushpilot @ Cpt Joost de Wit

Captain B737 at KLM, Missionairy bush-pilot in training for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) Kenya , Captain Joost made his last flight after 22 years of being commercial pilot for KLM. Flight KL1279 heading for Edinburgh and back Amsterdam. Flight KL1279,stand D14, and a Siera5 RWY 24 departure. Backflight KL1280 got a landing on RWY 18R. Due to my duty at KLM Aircraft Towing Department we decided to film the arrival/docking at final stand D44. This final flight got operated with a B737-700 reg PHBGI   Joost de Wit and Ruth de Wit – van der Ploeg are both airline pilots […]
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Last KLM Flight to MAF Bushpilot @ FO Ruth de Wit-van der Ploeg

Last KLM Flight to MAF Bushpilot @ FO Ruth De Wit-van Der Ploeg First Officer Ruth de Wit-vd Ploeg got her last KLM flight due to a very special reason, guided by our Almighty God of Israël. After 15 years working for KLM, Ruth and her husband Joost quit their jobs as airline pilots for KLM. Within a few months they will become bush pilots for Mission Aviation Fellowship in Kenya. Instead of flying Boeings, they will be flying Cessna Caravans to remote places to bring help and hope to people in need. Their Youtubechannel; https://www.youtube.com/@mafdewit If you would like […]
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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……………
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Last Flight of Duco vd Werf @ KLM

KLM Pilot Duco van der Werf got his last flight due to retirement at KLM Together with Captain Joost van Gerwen as his ‘Wingman’ and his wife Senior Purser Andrea Sleutel (non working on this flight) , heading for Boston and back Amsterdam. Flight KL617 ,stand Echo19, got a pushack operated by my colleague KLM ATD Marcel van Tiel. Thereafter taxying to Siera 6 RWY24 and operated with the A330-300 reg PHAKE. Backflight KL618 was operated with the A330-300 reg PHAKD. Turning right to intercept localizer RWY18R and after a ‘Bokito Call’ operating a smooth landing. Final stand was Delta […]
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Last Flight of Captain Marc Litjens @ KLM

Captain Marc Litjens made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Happily I was able to operate and film his departure to Tokyo Narita on the last moment, with thanks to our department , KLM AIrcraft Towing Department. KL863 , operated with B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHG, stand F5, with a alternative pushback on taxiway Alpha abeam G8. After the pushback we could reach bufferposition P10 and film also Marc’s takeoff at runway 36C. Backflight KL864 got a RWY06 arrival and after a slight wingroll a smooth landing. The most wonderful experience was after his retirementlanding. At the Crewcentre Marc […]
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Last Flight of Captain Kurt Geilert @ KLM

Captain Kurt Geilert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Anil de Nie and Second Officer Ramon Dormans as his ‘Wingmen’, heading for Panama City and back Amsterdam. Flight KL757 with a RWY36L departure and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVR. Backflight KL758 got a RWY 06 arrival and was operated with the PHBVK. Vacating runway 06 and taxying to final stand Foxtrot 7. Since October 1989 with KLM SF340A/B           // FO and Captain // Route instructor B767-300            // First Officer B747-400        […]
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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…………  
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Last Flight of Captain Jeffry Aenmey @ KLM

Captain TRI Jeffry Aenmey made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Heading for his final destination Panama City and back Amsterdam. Captain Jeffry got assisted by First Officers Gert-jan Voren and Dara van Langen as his ‘Wingmen’. KL757 , AMS-PTY , with a RWY36L departure and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVG. Backflight KL758 got operated with the first B777-200 of our KLM fleet reg PHBQA. Captain Jeffry got a RWY06 landing and final stand Echo 20. KLM – Nov. 1995 – April 2023 · 27 jr 6 mnd Captain TRI TRE B777-B787 Other typeratings; MD-11, B767, Fokker […]
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Dirk van der Neut @ KLM

Captain Dirk van der Neut got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Vincent Hoekveld as ‘Wingman’ heading for Boston and back Amsterdam. Flight KL617 started with a 2 1/2 hour delay. After pushback Echo19 there was a technical issue and was solved by technicians on stand. Finally Dirk gave ful throttle on RWY36L with the A330-300 reg PHAKF. Backflight KL618 with his final landing on RWY06 and operated with the PHAKD. The career of Dirk started at the Royal Airforce from Jan ’87 till Jan ’96 and therafter he became commercial pilot at KLM […]
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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 Flight of Captain Maurice Mulder @ KLM

Captain Maurice Mulder made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with his ‘Wingmen’ First Officers Michiel Stamer & Paul and Second Officer (XCM) Sjan Liem heading for Capetown and back Amsterdam. Flight KL597, callsign KLM119 , stand F4 , runway change 18L to RWY 24, PHBVK. KL598, callsign KL104 and KLM-Mulder, RWY 18R , stand F7 and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVS     Videostills……….  
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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 Robert-Jan Tromp @ KLM

Captain Robert-Jan Tromp made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Michiel Schrier as his ‘Wingman’ heading to final destination Bogota-Cartagena and back Amsterdam. Flight KL745 heading for Bogota-Cartagena with a RWY36L departure and operated with a B777-200 reg PGBQO. Backflight KL741 and callsign KLM-Tromp got a RWY06 arrival and Echo18 as final stand.     Videostills………
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Last Flight of FO Brian O’Daly @ KLM

First Officer Brian O’Daly made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. On his last flight he got assisted by Captain Jos Jaspers and Second Officer Patrick van de Straat His final destination was JNB-Johannesburg and back Amsterdam. Unfortunately I was’nt able to film his departure last friday with flight KL591. This morning Brian got a runway 06 arrival and final stand Echo-18. Flight KL592 got operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVW, the newest Triple300 in our fleet. Brian got also joined by his wife Sabine den Hollander.(former 747 pilot)     Videostills……..
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Last Flight of Captain Bart Hummel @ KLM

After almost 37 years of flying Captain B777-787 Bart Hummel made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. (Jan 1986 – October 2022) First Officer Boaz Reisel was his ‘Wingman’ for this flight to JFK New York and back Amsterdam. Sister Maud Hummel did accompany her brother at the backflight as Senior Purser. KL641 AMS-JFK 7-10-2022, stand D4 , RWY S5 24 and operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner with reg PHBKD. KL646 JFK-AMS 9-10-2022 , RWY 18R , final stand D2 , operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQG Former typerates; B747, MD11, B767, FK27, MUII) / FAA: ATPL LR-Jet […]
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Last Flight of First Officer B747F Hella Zinkweg @ Martinair Cargo

First Officer B747F Hella Zinkweg made her final flight due to retirement at Martinair Cargo. Awesome detail her husband was the Captain and Wingman on this flight, and they got joined by their children. Flight MP7762-Heavy from Miami heading for homebase Amsterdam. This flight was operated with the B747-406ERF reg PHCKC and got a runway 06 arrival. Vacating her B747 Freighter via S8 for stand S84 after a very smooth landing.   Videostills………..      
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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 Friso Oosterbaan @ KLM

Captain Friso got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Curacao as final destination and back homebase Amsterdam. The retourflight was operated with FO Mark Mulder and SO Brandon Out as his ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL735, with callsign KLM125-Heavy, got a wet and windy takeoff. The departure was the morning after ‘Storm Franklin’. KLM125 got a Siera-6 RWY24 departure and operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVV. Backflight KL736 ( and I got duty,so was’nt able to film the landing……but filmed the arrival and docking at VOP Echo 22) got a RWY18R landing and taxied and docked at final VOP Echo […]
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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 Jos de Pee @ KLM

Captain Jos made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with Captain Jaap Blijleven and First Officer Duco van der Werf as his ‘Wingmen’ , Jos’ final flight with SXM-CUR ( St Martin – Curacao ) as destination and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL789 departed to SXM-CUR on RWY24 and operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOB. Backflight KL789 CUR-AMS got a RWY 18R landing and operated with the A330-300 reg PH-AKF.     Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Cpt B747F Xander del Prado @ Martinair Cargo

Captain Xander del Prado made his last flight due to retirement at MartinairCargo. AMS-MIA-AMS. His last flight got operated with the B747-400ERF with reg PH-CKA Flight MP6141 with a one hour delay departed at RWY36L together with ‘Wingmen’ FO Sander de Kok and FO Jaap Schnitker. Back- and final flight MP7762 , callsign ‘DelPrado029’ , departed with a 24hr delay , and got a RWY06 arrival and supported by his ‘Wingman’ FO Charles Boom. On this flight as well…Martinair Captain Roelof van Dam and Captain André Kager.(non flying) I got appreciated by a phenomenal ‘Bokito Call’ at ATC as ‘Bokito […]
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