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……..