Crosswind Landing & Last Flight on KLM B747 @ Cpt. Mike van Rossum

Captain Mike van Rossum suddenly had to make his 747 Farewell flight to MEX. 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. On Sunday he departed with flight KL685 and operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFS. On this flight Mike was  with his ‘Wingmen’ first officer Robert-Jan Bosch and second officer Tom Daamen. Unfortunately something went wrong with the footages on CF card……………….so the footages of his departure  were gone……….. Backflight […]
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Wingroll Salute 747 & Last MEX Flight @ CA Mariëlle Heslinga-Groen

CA II Mariëlle and her crew made their Farewell 747 flight to MEX. Their backflight was a repatriationflight with a 747 Fullpax. 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. Together with Captain Johan Danen,First Officer Jurgen Vissers and Second Officer Olivier Witteveen they departed on 22rd of March. A RWY09 departure………..after lining up…………full throttle and operating a fantastic ‘Wingroll Salute’. Flight KL685 got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFV. This […]
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Last Flight on B747 – KL685//686 – MEX @ Captain Anthon van Dijk

Captain Anthon van Dijk made his last 747 flight to Mexico City,together with his ‘Wingman’ captain Arno Keijzer and second officer Mart Vermeij. 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. Suddenly they had to operate their 747 farewell flight. Flight KL685 ,at 20th of March 2020, got a RWY 36L departure with a smooth ‘wingroll salute’. This flight got operated with the B747-Combi reg. PH-BFV. Backflight KL686 with callsign KLM72-Yankee […]
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Last flight as Captain KLM B747 @ KL685-686

Captain Floris made his final flight as Captain B747. When returning he will be get trained for Captain B777-789. Flight KL685-686 to Mexico City with First Officer Kelly Stoffels got operated by the PH-BFT and PH-BFI. Takeoff and landing were both at same runway. 36L for departure and 18R for landing.   Watch the video by clicking next videolink >>>>> Last flight as Captain KLM B747
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FO John Bremmers @ KL686 – PH-BFW

First Officer John Bremmers landing at a full wet runway. Runway 18R Flight KL686 , MEX-AMS, got operated by the beautiful B747 with registration PH-BFW. And together with Captain Robbert Hakkert and Second Officer Alex keur. Watch the video >>>>>FO John Bremmers @ KL686
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