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 Gerard Havekes @ KLM

Captain Gerard ‘Haaf’ Havekes made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with his ‘Wingman’ Jos van Doorn heading to ICN – Seoul. Flight KL831,RWY36L , and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVN. Backflight KL856 got an other and master callsign after entering the Dutch airspace………..’Grasshopper One’. Captain ‘Haaf’ made his final landing at runway 18R………..with the PH-BVD.     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 A330 Arthur Waller @ KLM

Captain Arthur Waller made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.  His last destination in career was St Maarten – SXM. Arthur got assisted by his ‘Wingmen’ First Officer Frank Zuidam and Second Officer Danny van Engeldorp Gastelaars. His final pushback at SPL operated by my colleague tugdriver Ron Pauw with an AM500 pushbacktruck. I was assisting as tugdriver in training. Both flights got operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOC. Flight KL729 AMS-SXM and KL730 SXM-AMS with a runway 18R landing.     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 Captain Hermann Möller @ KLM

Captain Hermann made his retirementflight at KLM. His final destination was Los Angeles – LAX. Flight KL601 , RWY24 for departure, and operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHC. Flight KL602 , RWY18R for landing, was operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQA     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 B737 Liz Jennings Clark @ Transavia

Captain B737 Liz made her last flight together with her ‘Wingman’ first officer Myriam Adnani. Flight HV5423 and backflight HV5424 got operated with the B737-800 reg PH-HXD. Departure on RWY24 and arrival on RWY18R Liz Jennings Clark was the first woman hired at LIAT in the Caribbean, and later the second woman hired at Transavia Airlines in the Netherlands where she was a part of their very first all-female crew! She just flew her final retirement flight as their longest flying female captain after 31.5 years of commercial flying!     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 Purser Jenny @ Transavia

Purser Jenny Lassing-Boontjes made her last flight due to retirement at Transavia. She ended with a career of about 44 years. Her last flight ,with her son in law,Jan Joris Verheul, as Captain. Flight HV5423-HV5424 heading to PSA-Pisa ( Italy) and back Amsterdam.     Videostills…………….
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Last Flight of CA Marilou Higareda Rivera @ KLM

Cabin attendant Marilou made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. While she did’nt know about it, daughter Sophia arranged to get her filmed. The wonderful thing is Marilou’s origin as Mexican and her final flight was a ‘MEX flight’ to Mexico City. This flight was operated by cockpitcrew captain Marcus Bitterling, first officer Ben Fukur and second officer Marcel Wouda Flight KL685 with a RWY18L departure and captured at the last moment during her takeoffroll. KL685 was operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHL. Backflight KL686 , callsign KLM72-Yankee, got a RWY06 landing and was operated with the […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Stephen Armitage @ KLM

Captain Stephen made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. A 2 days flight to PVG – Shanghai. He operated his last flight with his ‘wingwomen’ first officer Evelien Scholte , second officer Joost Verkade and captain Cyril Duysker operating as second officer on this flight. Cabincrew on this and also their last 747 flight…………… Senior Purser Esmee van Huijgevoort     Purser Roland vd Kreeke     CA II Desiree Daamen     CA II Jean-Paul Zee CA II Marjolein Oskam     CA II Nicole Pollen Flight KL893 got a full wet RWY18L departure and was operated with the B747-Combi […]
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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 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……………..
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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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Last flight of Captain Cor Verweij @ KLM

Captain Cor Verweij made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM.  Ot the 7th of June he departed to YYZ- Toronto with Vojta Wagner as his ‘Wingman’. Flight KL691 , callsign KL31, starting the takeoffroll at holdingpoint Sierra6 on request.  Beautiful wingvortexes and cloudbusts during their climbout and caused by a low forecast. Backflight KL692 , callsign KL86, was at the 9th of June and they got an RWY06 arrival. Both flights got operated with a Boeing 787-10. KL31 with PHBKC and KL86 with PHBKG     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 & 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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Last Flight on KLM B747 // PH-BFY // PBM @ KL713 – 19/3/2020

KL713 // PH-BFY // Departure 19/3/2020 // RWY 36L This cockpit- and cabincrew of flight KL713 ,  departure on 19th of March 2020, problaby made their last and 747 Farewell Flight to Paramaribo. Another repatriation flight bringing the people back home to Holland on backflight KL714. KL713 got operated with the PH-BFY and a RWY 36L departure. Causing a cloudburst during climbout……….wonderfull The airtraffic controller at Tower West did have a nice conversation with the pilot monitoring…………     Videostills………..
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Last flight of Captain B747 Erik Lieberwirth @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight as Captain B747 at KLM , due to his retirement after an enormous career as airlinepilot. Erik started his career at KLM on November 1985,and having his reitrementflight on his beloved 747 on 3 March 2020. A career of about 34,5 years. He started as first officer/co-pilot on the Airbus A310. Since 2 January 1990 Erik started his 747 career ,initial as first officer and since November 2002 as Captain  747. Boss on the ‘Queen of the Skies’ , the ‘Mighty Winged 747’ for more than 17 years ,and flying 747 for almost 30 […]
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