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…………..
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Last Flight of Captain Charley Valette @ KLM

Captain Charley Valette.the wellknown Cpt MD11, made his last flight on a T7 due to an early retirement scheme at KLM. Flight KL129 heading to CUR , RWY24 for departure, and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVN. Backflight KL736 to Amsterdam,RWY18R for landing and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVP His final arrival was at stand Echo19. The team of KLM Apron Services with shiftleader Rein Middelbeek took care of unloading this aircraft. And our friend Andre Ran was present to photograph the docking at the gate,inside the airplane and at the arrival hall.   Extra edition with docking & […]
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Last Flight of Captain Rob Eggink @ KLM

Captain Rob made his retirementflight at KLM. He went to Curacao ,togehter with his ‘Wingmen’  First Officer Tommes Dumont and Second Officer Daan van der Heijden. AMS-CUR-AMS Happily Rob was also accompanied by his daughter Nadine. Flight KL735 with callsign KL129-Heavy, RWY24 departure with a full wet runway causing nice spray behind the aircraft. Backflight KL736 with an RWY18R arrival.  Both flights got operated with the B777-300Er reg PH-BVR     Videostills……………..
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Last KLM 747 Flight to Curaçao @ KL129 // KL736

KLM operated her last 747 flight to Curaçao. Flight KL735 , callsign KL129-heavy, with a RWY 36L departure. The first time KLM landed with a Boeing 747 at CUR was 6 November 1971,with the B747-200 ‘Mississippi’. This was the last time after almost 49yrs operating this busy route with a 747. Backflight KL736 landed at RWY 06 in the early morning. Both flights got operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFY The cockpit- and cabincrew on this flight did have their last 747 flight. In view of the 90% decline in flights and anticipated future capacity, KLM previously decided in early […]
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Impressive Wingroll Salute // Last 747 & Retirementflight @ Captain Jan Bons

Captain Jan Bons made his last 747 flight and retirementflight together at one retourflight to Curacao. 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. Actually  Jan would retire in September 2020………….but now he was able to celebrate his retirementflight on his beloved B747 , however during weird circumstances. Flight KL129-Heavy ( KL735 ) heading to CUR and operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFN. Togehter with his ‘wingman’ and first officer Karel Jansson, […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // KL735 // PH-BFN @ Captain Vikash Badal

Captain Vikash Badal made his last flight on the B747. A retourflight to CUR-Curacao KLM decided taking out of service all B747’s  due to the current circumstances caused by the coronadisaster. Flight KL735 with callsign KLM129-Heavy  departing on the 19th of March and operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFN. Because of the low forecast there was a nice setting for filming his last 747 departure on RWY 36L. After operating a nice wingroll he disappeared into the clouds with a cloudburst.     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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