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 Marcel Neuteboom @ KLM

Captain Marcel Neuteboom made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597-KL598 with the current callsigns KL103-KL104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. Kl103 departed at runway 36C after they got de-iced at the Juliet buffer and operated with the B777-300 registrated as PH-BVP. Marcel’s last flight back to Amsterdam, KL104, was a very nice approach and landing at runway 18R.  Appearing through the clouds with marvellous stripes of vortexes leaving behind, a slight crosswind and finally a smooth landing. First Officer Lars vd Oudera supported this flight at the right seat and Haaye Minnema arranged this filmwork. […]
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Last flight of Captain Rien Bastiaanse @ KLM B777

Captain Rien did have his retirementsflight at KLM. His final trip was to Capetown and back to Amsterdam. Together with FO Bas Seijffert and SO Michiel Breukelman . Flight KL597-598 , callsign 393-394, got operated by the PH-BQE and PH-BQH. Starting at gate F4 to runway 18L for final takeoff at SPL and his last landing at runway 18R heading for gate E20 as final destination. Watching the video by clicking next link>>>>>Last flight of Captain Rien Bastiaanse
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Last flight of Bas Grootenhuis

Bas ended his career at KLM as Captain B777. Flight KL597-598 to Capetown was his last trip. This flight got operated by the PH-BQB and the PH-BQH. Bas started his career as flight officer at the Royal Netherlans Airforce in 1979. In 1989 FO at the Fokker F27 Friendship. Than FO at the B737 and later also Captain. December 2006 he changed to long haul flights,ICA. Captain at the Airbus, A330. Finally he took the step to the Boeing 777 in September 2011. Watch video > click next link ;   Last flight of Bas Grootenhuis @ KLM    
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