Last Flight of Captain Berto Bot @ KLM

Captain Berto made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597 with callsign KL103 departed on runway 09 and was operated with the B777-300ER registered as PH-BVU.  Backflight KL598 ,landing on runway 06,and a marvellous escort by follow-me cars of Schiphol Airport,guided to final stand F6. Operated with the B777-300ER reg as PH-BVP Both flights got assisted by Captain Thomas Jansen and First Officer Laura Maerman-Hartman.   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Berto Bot @ KLM Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Peter Somsen @ KLM

Captain Peter made his last flight due to retirement at KLM . Flight KL598 with callsign KL104, landing with lots of rain and a slight crosswind on runway 18R. And with a nice ‘Bokito Call’. This flight got assisted by First Officer Marcel Bijmoer,Second Officer Rick Verhoeven and Senior Purser Christine Brusse and CA 2 Carla Roos His wife Ingrid Veldhuizen was on this trip as well and got her husband back from KLM after so many years. Peter’s cockpitcrew was extended with Captain A330 Ton van Venrooy His departure to Capetown last Friday was on runway 18L. While I […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Eijk @ KLM

Captain Ronald made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Ending his enormous flightcareer with a retourflight to Boston. Together with Senior Purser Lieke de Ruijter and First Officer Bert Franke ,and ofcourse the other crewmembers, they did fly back home to Amsterdam Airport. Flight KL618-Heavy landing on runway 36 Center , Zwanenburgbaan , with a smooth wingroll on final and final stand on VOP Fox 3. This flight is operated with the A330-300 registrated as PH-AKF . Watch the video by clicking on next Youtubelink <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Eijk   Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Wilma Hillen @ KLM

Wilma made her very last flight due to an early retirement at KLM Flight KL875 heading to BKK- Bangkok,operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVS, on a runway 24 departure. Kaagbaan. Backflight KL876 got operated with the PH-BVG on a runway 36R landing. Aalsmeerbaan. Flight to BKK with Captain Jonka Dikkers, First Officer MT. Schafer en Second Officer PM Willemsen Backflight with Captain Robert-Jan van Blijenburgh, First Officer and PF Joost Roeper and Second Officer Jurriaan. Senior Purser Wilma got assisted by CA Rimalda Bent. Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>> Last Flight of Senior Purser WIlma […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Bert Busscher @ KLM

Captain Bert made his last flight,together with his wife Else, due to retirement at KLM. After 36 years of duty and almost 19,000 flight hours he landed for the very last time on runway 06. Flight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM ‘Triple Eight’ was operated by the B747-Combi with registration PH-BFS. Bert got assisted in cockpit by First Officer Emiel Hartemink and Second Officer Martijn Braspenning. The cabin was coached by Senior Purser Ruud Schoonheijt and Purser Koos Hilt. A wonderful last landing during the golden hour of sunset on Amsterdam Airport…………. Watch the video by clicking on next […]
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Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij

Captain Harald de Rooij made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Singapore was his last trip and together with good friend and First Officer B747 Danny Franken. Flight KL836 , operated with the B777-300ER registrated as PH-BVN, got runway 18 Center for his last landing. Danny was observer of a 5 man’s operation. Captain Harald did fly with First Officer Ruiz Asin and Second Officer’s  Jeroen Kee and Kevin Noordanus. Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij   Videostills………….
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Roy van Weely @ KLM

Senior Purser Roy van Weely made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Flight KL735 , callsign KL137-Heavy, operated with the B747 PH-BFN. Stand Echo24 with a superb runway 09 departure. Backflight KL736 ,operated with the B747 PH-BFH, with a smooth landing in the early morning on runway 18R. Both flights with captains Hans Hollink and Jeff Robertson, second officer Paul Reijnen on the flightdeck. And on cabin with senior purser Henk Jan Nieuwenweg with his wife purser Anne Marie Schenkelaars.   Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>> Last flight of Senior Purser Roy […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Jay Pandaleon @ KLM

Captain Jay made his last flight to JFK – New York,due to retirement by KLM. Flight KL643 with a runway 36L departure and operated with the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFS’. Returnflight KL644 on runway 36R got operated with the B747-Combi ‘PH-BFW’. Youtube videolink >>>>>>>  Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain Tom van Arnhem @ KLM

Captain Tom made his last two flights,due to retirement, to Boston. The inaugural flight to BOS and one week later his retirementflight. Flight KL617 with a runway 36L departure,operated with the A330-300 PH-AKA.                                                                                                                                        […]
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Last flight of Captain Marcel Neuteboom @ KLM

Captain Marcel Neuteboom made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597-KL598 with the current callsigns KL103-KL104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. Kl103 departed at runway 36C after they got de-iced at the Juliet buffer and operated with the B777-300 registrated as PH-BVP. Marcel’s last flight back to Amsterdam, KL104, was a very nice approach and landing at runway 18R.  Appearing through the clouds with marvellous stripes of vortexes leaving behind, a slight crosswind and finally a smooth landing. First Officer Lars vd Oudera supported this flight at the right seat and Haaye Minnema arranged this filmwork. […]
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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……..  
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Last Flight of Captain Wim de Groot

Captain Wim de Groot made his 2nd and final retirement flight. About 3,5 years ago he made his retirementflight at KLM as Captain B777. That time he had chosen for flight KL641-642 with destination New York and back Amsterdam. At the 31rd of August 2018 his final flight was to Antalya with flight CND020-CND025 back Amsterdam. Capturing his pushback at gate D14 and final landing at runway 36R. At one of the last shots Captain Wim will cross his homey-aircraft of KLM at Echo24 , the Triple Seven. On his way with the B737-800 to gate Golf-6. Happy retirement and […]
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Last Flight of Captain Marcus Hoste

Captain ‘Jambo-Marc’ ,as called by his colleagues, made his retirementflight to Nairobi and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Martijn de Witte, he departed with flight KL565 at runway 18L.(28-7-2018) His last landing with an arrival at runway 18R at 7am in the morning. (31-7-2018) Special note,his wife and children were at the flight. Both flights got operated by the B747-400 Fullpax with registration PH-BFG. City of Guayaquil. The one before last flight of Captain Marcus was also to Nairobi. Two special flights at the end of his career.   One before last flight>>>>> KL565 with First Officer Dirkjan […]
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Last Flight of Captain Jacco Krook @ KLM

Captain Jacco made his retirementsflight at KLM. He was heading for Kuala Lumpur and back Amsterdam. Together with his wife Kathinka de Graaf, Wilma van der Endt and First Officer Chris de Boer he got a runway 09 departure with the B777-300 registrated as PH-BVI. A magnificent sunset departure. Jacco’s last landing was at runway 06. First he came downwind across Amsterdam Airport and than finally turned in for his last landing. Last landing with flight KL810 was operated by the B777-200 with registration PH-BQG. Enjoy this short documentary of his last movements as airline pilot at KLM.   Watch […]
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Last Flight of Purser Carola @ KLM – KL592

Purser Carola Kant-Widdershoven made her final flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with her chosen crew, she went to Johannesburg. They call it a ‘Joburg’. This morning,the 11th of July 2018, her plane with flight KL592 landed around 10am at runway 06,the Kaagbaan. Her colleagues will miss her very much………………… Flight KL592 , JNB-AMS >> Johannesburg to Amsterdam got operated by a B777-200 with registration PH-BQK.   Watch the video by clicking at next link >>>>> Last Flight of Purser Carola @ KLM   Videostills…………..
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Last Flight of KLM Captain Marten Oostenbroek

Captain Marten made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. Together with First Officer Martin CA’s Masha Biesters-Engbers,Annelies van der Burg and many more…… An unforgettable last trip to Mauritius. Operated by the B789 ‘Dreamliners’ with regs PH-BHF for KL501 and PH-BHH for KL502. Last departure at Amsterdam at runway 36L and final landing at runway 36R with gate F3. Videolink>>>>> Videostills……
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Last Flight of KLM Captain Nico Verdoes

Captain Nico Verdoes made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. His last trip was headed to Kuala Lumpur. The final landing,with First Officer Friso de Ruijter got operated with the B777-300 with reg PH-BVK Landing at 5.30am at runway 18R   Videolink at next link>>>>>Last Flight of KLM Captain Nico Verdoes Videostills…..
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Last flight of Captain Ad Barla @ KLM

Captain Ad Barla did have his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After almost 20,000 flight hours he made his last trip to Salt Lake City. Flight KL609 departed at runway 36L ,the 21rd of June. Captain Ad made his last landing at runway 06 with flight KL610 at the 26th of June at 14.12pm. Both flights got operated by the B789 Dreamliner ‘PH-BHF’. Watch the video by clicking next videolink>>>>>Last flight of Captain Ad Barla   Videostills……………..
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Last flight of Captain Dirk Hoeben

Captain Dirk Hoeben did have his last flight because of retirement at KLM. After a long career he had his retirementflight to Bangkok. Flight KL875-876 got operated by the PH-BVC and PH-BVF with a last landing at runway 27. Together with his wife Marchien, First Officers Dennis van de Wetering en Eijse Lodewijks. Sr pursers Jessica Kroes and Henk-Jan van de Nieuweweg. Watch the video by clicking next link>>>>> Last flight of Captain Dirk Hoeben    
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