Last Flight of Captain Peter Boender @ KLM

Captain Peter Boender made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. A retirementflight after a phenomenal career of about 36 years. Started flying as First Officer the DC9 in 1984, thereafter FO B737//B747-400. In 1994 Peter became Captain starting at the Fokker 100.  Thereafter Captain B767//B747//B777-200/300//B789-787-10. His last flight was a retourflight to Bogota-Cartagena and back Amsterdam. Flight KL741 ,with a RWY24 departure operated with a B787-9 reg PH-BHL. Peter’s final backflight KL749 got a nice RWY27 arrival , final gate Echo7 and operated with a B789 reg PH-BHM. The complete career will be showed below the video and […]
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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, […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Francois Luxembourg @ Martinair Cargo

                   Captain Francois made his last flight at Martinair Cargo due to his retirement. Flight MP6141 with an RWY36L departure and operated with the B747F reg PH-MPS. Final flight MP6162 got a RWY06 arrival and operated with the PH-CKA.       Videostills……                                                   
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Last Flight of Captain Maarten Pledet @ KLM

Captain Maarten made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL771 heading to BON-AUA. Bonaire-Aruba and operated by the B777-200 reg PH-BQP. RWY 24 with a ‘Bergi-1-Siera’ departure………full wet runway and cloudbusting during climbout. Wingmen on this flight First Officer Jan Post and Second Officer Mark Hollink     Videostills………
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Last Flight of Captain Kees van Til @ KLM

Captain Kees van Til made his last flight due to retirement at KLM and together with Captain Dimitri van der Vieren as ‘Wingman’. His final flight was a retourflight to Athene. Flight KL1581 departed after several runwaychanges on RWY 36 Center, Zwanenburgbaan. He would depart on RWY24 ,thereafter RWY09 ( and so was I positioned for the 09 takeoff) but got recleared finally. Flight KL1581, callsign KLM44Q , was operated with the B737-800 reg PH-BCL. Backflight KL1576 , callsign KLM 32E, got several runwaychanges for landing as well. RWY36R……………RWY18C………….and shortly befor turning homebase they got also diverted to RWY06 due […]
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Last Flight of Captain Bouke Rypma @ KLM

Cpt Bouke made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL741 with special callsign ‘Bouke-01’ , from Cartagena heading to Amsterdam. CTG-AMS Captain Bouke got 3 ‘Wingmen’ with him to perform this remarkable flight. First Officers Onno Veltkamp & Bart Stopel and Second Officer Swayze Raj De Heij. And mentioning Cabin Attendant CA I Natalie Ritte. This flight got a landing on RWY06, Kaagbaan, and was operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHD KL741// CTG-AMS, Cartagena-Amsterdam.     Videostills…………  
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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…  
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Last Flight of Captain Onnebert Bieringa @ Transavia

Captain Onnebert made his retirementflight to ALC-Alicante and back Amsterdam. Flight HV6143 ,callsign TRA-31-Golf with a RWY24 departure. Backflight HV6144, callsign TRA-44-Alpha got a visual approach on request at RWY 18 Center. Both flights with his friend Willem van Ingen as Wingman and operated with the B737-800 reg PH-HZW     Videostills…………
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Last flight of Captain Theo van Keulen @ Transavia

Captain Theo made his retirementflight at Transavia and together with Captain Onnebert as his ‘Wingman’. His last flight was a retourflight to Alicante- ALC. Flight HV6143 with callsign Transavia-31-Golf ,  got a runway 18L departure. Backflight HV6144, callsign Transavia-44-Alpha, got runway 18 Center for landing. Captain Theo docked the aircraft for the very last time at gate C13. Both flights got operated with the B737-800 reg PH-HXG     Videostills……….
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Last flight of Captain Robert Adriaens @ KLM

Captain Robert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ were F/O Gert Jan Blaauwendraat and S/O Frank Coumans. Final destination on this retourflight was JNB – Johanneburg. Pilots call this a ‘Joburg’. Flight KL509 , AMS-JNB , stand Echo75 and RWY18L. This was a ‘Cargoflight’ and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQN. Final and backflight KL592 got a RWY18R arrival,operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVS. When entering the Dutch airspace the callsign of KL592 changed to ‘Robert-One’     Videostills……………..  
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Last flight of Captain Ed Keil @ KLM

Captain Ed Keil made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination for this retourflight was YYZ -Toronto. Special note, the place to live with his wife…… Backflight KL692 , calsign KLM86-Heavy, got a RWY18R arrival and was operated with the B777-200 reg PH-BQD     Videostills………………  
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Last flight of Captain Chris van den Broek @ KLM

Captain Chris van den Broek made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination and retourflight headint to GIG – Sao Paulo and back to homebase Amsterdam. Flight KL792 , with ‘Wingwoman’ as First Officer Inge van Son. His last landing on RWY 18R and  operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVI.     Videostills…………      
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Last flight of Captain Arjen Simmelink @ KLM

Captain Arjen made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His final destination as retourflight heading to GIG – Rio de Janeiro. Arjen’s ‘Wingmen’ are First Officer Yuri Zorge, Second Officer’s Richard Kolk and Merijn Kuijpens. Backflight KL706 , GIG-AMS , with a RWY18R arrival and operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHD.     Videostills………..  
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Last flight of Captain Henno Sprajc @ KLM

Captain Henno made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL592 , Johannesburg-Amsterdam, with an RW18R arrival and operated with the ‘Orange Pride ‘ – PH-BVA. With thanks to his pal First Officer Ruiz Asin .     Videostills………….
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Last Flight of Captain Jan Lok @ KLM

Captain Jan Lok made his last flight due to retirement at KLM after a career of 35 years!!! Mexico City was the last destination and back to Amsterdam. Captain Jan was accompanied by his daughter ‘Wingwoman’ Sharon (FO Easyjet) and assisted by ‘Wingmen’ First Officer Albert de Jong and Second Officer Gerard Brandenburg ( son in law ) Flight KL685 with a RWY36L departure and operated with a B789 ‘Dreamliner’ reg PH-BHM. Backflight KL686 , callsign KLM72-Yankee, was operate with the PH-BHA His final landing SPL got an awesome visual approach on RWY 18R.     Videostills……………       […]
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Last flight of Captain Erik Borgmann @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.Assisted by his friend  ‘Wingmen’ and Captain Jeroen vd Pauw Kraan. Flight KL735,callsign KL129-Heavy, pushbackservice at stand F7 by ATD Ruben and Bokito. This flight got operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner reg PH-BKF. Backflight KL736 with a RWY27 landing and operated with the B777-200 reg PH-BQA. Final stand and 100% Customs Controll at stand Echo24.     Videostills…………..
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Last flight of Captain Jacqueline Vollebregt @ KLM

Captain Jacqueline made her retirementflight at KLM. A retirement with a double taste………..leaving KLM by VVR and offering the younger pilots a opportunity to keep their job during the current circumstances. On her last flight whe was supported by ‘Wingmen’ Captain Bert Otten operating as First Officer and Second Officer Daan van der Heijden. Flight KL601 , RWY24 departure, and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVS. Backflight KL602 got a RWY18R arrival and was operated with the ‘Orange Pride’ reg PH-BVA. Schiphol Airport Event manager Ron Onclin,with husband Rob van Ringelesteijn on board, guided her to final stand and gave […]
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Last flight of Senior Purser Anita Groenewold @ KLM

Anita Groenewold (Senior Purser ) – Farewell Flight This Royal Dutch KLM flight was (wo)manned with: . cockpit crew (Captain Arjen, First Officers Ben and Joep & Second Officer Gert) and . cabin crew (Senior Purser Pieter and his CA’s Hans, Anqelique, Noor, Ingvar, Anke, Duco, Jacqueline, Tim en Nick) Departure on Wednesday November 11, 2020 KL843 (AMS-BKK) – PH-BVN – B777-300ER: stand F4, push & pull abeam A16 and a RWY18L departure Arrival on Sunday November 15, 2020 KL844 (BKK-AMS) – PH-BVO – B777-300ER: an early arrival at RWY18R (“Polderbaan”)     Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Alfred Vink @ KLM

Captain Alfred made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ on this flight First Officer Jouke van der Meer and Second Officer Bart Knoppel. Flight KL771 with a RWY18L departure and operated with the A330-300 reg PH-AKA. Backflight ,same flightnumber,KL771 with a RWY18R arrival and was operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOA. Flight KL771 with route AMS–BON-AUA-AMS. ( BON-Bonaire // AUA-Aruba )     Videostills………..
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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 & […]
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Last Flight of Captain Wynand van der Schatte Olivier

Captain Wynand made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. After about 40 yrs of flying and almost 30 years on the ‘Mighty B747’ he went for a cargoflight to Shanghai.  Captain Wynand made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. After about 40yrs of flying and almost 30 years on the ‘Mighty B747’ he went for a cargoflight to Shanghai. Together with his ‘Wingmen’ , First Officers Martin Sievers and Eelke Bouma, and Second Officer Gerben Heijkoop. Cabincrew at this retirementflight and problaby their last 747 flight as well….. Senior Purser Esther Zee and Purser Suzanne van […]
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Last flight of Captain Wouter Kooman @ KLM

Captain Wouter Kooman made his last flight due to his retirment at KLM. Together with First Officer Wout Nijssen as his ‘Wingman’ they departed to Curacao. Flight KL735 , callsign KL129-Heavy, got a RWY24 departure and was operated with the B777-300ER with reg. PH-BVF. Awesome wingcondensation during climbout of SPL. His backflight KL736 was operated with the PH-BVO. A smooth crosswindlanding on RWY 18R and after 20.000 hours of duty ( flight hours ) Wouter turned off the engines for the very last time at stand Echo24     Videostills……….
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100 Years KLM flight & Last flight of Cpt B737 Rob Grotendorst

Captain Rob operated a very special flight. At first it was his retirementflight !!! At second it was 100 years ago KLM operated their very first flight. It was a flight to Londen Heathrow. And now it all came together at one flight ,  a ‘100 years retirementflight’ of Captain B737 Rob Grotendorst. Flight KL1007 , AMS-LHR,  with a RWY 24 departure. Backflight KL1008 with callsign KLM100 with a RYW 18R arrival. This flight got operated with his ‘Wingman’ and first officer Tim Elias and a B737-700 reg PH-BGT     Videostills………….    
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Last flight of Captain Peter de Laat @ KLM

Captain Peter operated his last- and retirementflight to BOG-Bogota. Actually he planned a beautiful retourflight to PTY-Panama with his family and chosen crew. Due to the current circumstances Peter got a cargoflight with a Dreamliner to Bogota. Flight KL739 with a RWY36L departure and backflight KL740 with a RWY 06 arrival. His wife and family waving along the runway and joining his last movements at Amsterdam Airport. On this flight he got assisted by his ‘Wingmen’ first officer Berend de Boer and second officer Reinier Bakker.     Videostills……………………….
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Last Flight & Goaround of Captain B747 Henk van den Brink @ KLM

Captain Henk van den Brink made his last 747 flight as retirementflight. With an enormous career as 747 pilot and Captain. Henk started as ‘Captain B747’ at July 1982 and made his last 747 flight after 37 years and 10 months. An amazing career and state of duty for KLM. Due to the current worldwide circumstances and KLM’s decided phasing out all 747’s at the end of March. This was a reason for him  to operate his retirementflight right now and on his beloved B747. Flight KL692 ,with callsign KL86, on final for RWY 06 and became a straight goaround […]
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