Very Last Operational Landing in History @ KLM B747

Chief Pilot Paul vd Ven was honoured to operate the last operational 747 flight. It would be the very very last 747 flight in KLM history during the flightoperations of KLM. 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. With pain in all hearts of 747 pilots and 747 lovers we had to experience this unwished but true event. KL686 , Mexico City to Amsterdm,callsign KLM72-Yankee ,operated with the PH-BFT , […]
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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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