Last Flight of Captain B747 Hans Hollink @ KLM

Captain Hans Hollink made his last flight due to retirement at KLM with about 20.000 flight hours . Hans did have a special cockpitcrew for this remarkable flight. The ‘Hans Hollink Express’ operated with First Officer Allard Oskam,Second Officer Paul Reijnen and Chief Pilot 747 Paul van de Ven. Flight KL601 with a RWY 24 departure and operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW. Backflight KL602 got operated with the PH-BFS ‘City of Seoul’. This has a special meaning for Paul and his wife Anneke. They met eachother in Seoul !!! In front of his final landing a Delta aircraft did […]
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Farewell KLM B747 @ PH-BFG // ‘City of Guayaquil’

The very last departure of the fullpax B747 with registration ‘PH-BFG’ as ‘City of Guayaquil’ She got delivered to KLM on April 1990. So after 29,7 years of duty she finally gets phased out. Yesterday,7th of December 2019, she departed for her last commercial flight to Toronto – YYZ. This morning she came back in the early morning.  This afternoon, 8th of December 2019, after some technical checks in hangar 11, they asked finally for her very last clearance. ‘Clearance to final destination Echo-Golf-Bravo-Papa , Volla-One-Papa departure,RWY27 , as you climb level Six-Zero Squawk 6260’ After a pullout of hangar […]
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Last Flight of Captain Theo Konijnenberg @ KLM

Captain Theo made his final flight due to retirement by KLM Flight KL735 ( callsign KLM137-Heavy) heading to Curacao with the PH-BFH. Flight 137 with a runway 36L departure,and in front of the departure a wonderfull ATC and greet by flight KL591 with captain Eric Balkema. Backflight KL736-Heavy got operated with the PH-BFN and a awesome runway 27 arrival. Guidance by many follow-me cars of Schiphol Airport and Ron Onclin. A slow part of taxying into Echo 24 with his mother as marshaller on the VOP. The flight got supported by chief-pilot B747 Unit Paul van de Ven ( as […]
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