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………..
Last Flight of Captain Ruud Schoenmakers @ KLM
Captain Ruud , the last Pilot of his RLS class , got his retirementflight to Curacao, and also assisted his wife Manon Babtist as Senior Purser. On this flight First Officer Yvonne Erben (former 747 pilot) as his ‘Wingwoman’. Final flight , KL736, got an RWY06 landing and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVO Videostills…….
Last Flight of Captain Peter Makkinje @ KLM
Captain Peter made his last flight due to retirement at KLM after a tremendous career of 36,5 years. Together with FO Hans Aalberts and SO Lorenzo Tat as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for Curacao as last destination. Operating his pushback at stand F3 for flight KL735 with callsign KLM-171. This flight got operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVD. Backflight KL736 with a special RWY18Center landing , vortexes and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVG KLM /// 36 jaar 3 maanden Captain B777 / B787 /// Captain B787 jan. 2017 – heden · 6 jr jan. 2017 – heden · Captain B777 […]
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…………
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 […]
Last Flight of Captain Tim ten Velde @ KLM
Captain Tim made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. As phenomenal 747 pilot Tim ended his career flying the Triple7. All KLM B747 Combi’s and Full Pax got phased out last year. Final destination Curacao and assisted by gooed friend and Captain Christophe Knaepen as ‘Wingman’ and operating as Co pilot this flight. I operated his last pushback at Schiphol Airport at gate Echo22 with pushbacktruck KI-Kilo India. A huge V8-16L machine. Flight KL735 , callsign KL125 , got a runway 09 departure and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVK. Backflight KL736 got a lovely runway 27 landing, […]
Last Flight of Captain Ron van Houten @ KLM
Captain Ron made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. A flight to Curacao togehter with First Officer Ben Fukur and Second Officer Pim de Wolf as his ‘Wingmen’ KL735 , callsign KLM129-Heavy, departed on runway 24 and was operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVP. His final landing was on runway 06 and docking at gate/VOP Echo22 , operated with the PH-BVI. Videostills………
Last Flight of First Officers Adrian Herbert @ KLM
First Officer Adrian Herbert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with ‘Wingwoman’ Captain Lieve Vanhellemont and ‘Wingman’ SO Beau Dollé heading to CUR and back Amsterdam. Flight KL735 , callsign KL129, with a crosswind departure on runway 24 and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQC. Backflight KL736 was also with heavy wind conditions and so was Adrian operating his final landing with a nice crosswind at runway 18 Center. KL736 was operated with a B77-200 as well and reg PH-BQA Videostills…..KL129 Videostills KL736…
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 & […]
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……………..
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last flight of Captain Koen Baretta @ KLM
Koen made his last flight at KLM, due to his retirement. His final destination was Curacao and back Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Peter Westerneng and Second Officer Tom Driessen final approach at runway 18R. In the early morning of the 12th of September 2019 , with rain and low visibility………operated by the PH-BFN. Captain Koen started ánd his career at KLM at the B747. Nice to know is that Koen was the instructor of FO Peter when he started flying the B747. Watch the video with great ATC recorded as well.>>>>> Videostills……..