Last Flight of Captain Erwin Gabel @ KLM

Captain Erwin Gabel,former Chief Pilot KLM MD11, made his last flight due to retirement with KLM. Assisted by Captain Bart de Vries acting as First Officer on this special flight. Flight KL597, callsign KL103, stand Echo24, got a re-clearance of rwy 09 to rwy 36C. This flight got operated with the B777-300ER ‘PH-BVS’. Backflight KL598 , callsign KL104,got operated with the PH-BVG.The approach got a special experience with landing on rwy 18R. Flight KL281,heading to SFO , got airborne on rwy 36L, turned left and thereafter Captain Erwin became final for rwy 18R,same runway. His last landing was a marvellous […]
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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 Tom van Hoorn @ KLM

Captain Tom made his final flight due to retirement with KLM. Flight KL745  with a departure on runway 18Center , operated with B789 Dreamliner PH-BHD. Tom got assisted by first officer Wouter de Haan and second officer Emma Pier. Backflight KL749 ,with the B789 PH-BHM got an other story than expected. Sanne Porsius (TWR/APP-supervisor)  took control with the talk-in of Tom’s last landing. They did reserve whole runway 27 ‘Buitenveldertbaan’ for Tom’s last landing. After he landed the aircraft got parked just before exit N4.  Thereafter the complete fleet of followme-cars from Schiphol Airport ( authority officers and marshallers ) […]
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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 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 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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Last Flight of Captain Eric Goede @ Surinam Airways

Captain Eric made his last flight,due to retirement by Surinam Airways. After a flight-career of about 40 yrs and 29.000 hrs of flying, he went to Amsterdam and back to Paramaribo. Landing on runway 18R and taxying to stand Echo19 and a runway 24 departure back  home after a pushback on stand Golf4 Both flights got operated with their Airbus A340-300 registrated as PZ-TCR. This video was orgestrated by Douwe van der Zee.   Watch the video by clicking next videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Eric Goede @ Surinam Airways    Videostills………………….
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Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Essen @ KLM

Captain Ronald made his last flight due to retirement at KLM Flight KL421-KL422 , AMS-DMM-MCT-AMS ( Damman-Muscat ) operated with the Airbus A330-200 PH-AOE and PH-AON. Both flights supported by First Officer Arno Janssen and Second Officer Luuk Verdonk. KL421 departed on runway 36C Zwanenburgbaan and KL422 landed on runway 18R Polderbaan. Final stand was Echo75 , on the Echo buffer.   Watch the video by click on next videolink>>>>> Last Flight of Captain Ronald van Essen  Videostills………………
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Last Flight of Captain Rob van Roon @ KLM

Captain Rob made his last flight,due to retirement by KLM Together with First Officer Ernest van Pommeren,Senior Purser Astrid Eigenhuis and crew, and his wife Gea,heading to Boston and back Amsterdam. Departure on runway 36L with  PH-AKA and the last landing on runway 18C with PH-AOA    Watch the video by clicking on next videolink >>>>>    Last Flight of Captain Rob van Roon @ KLM  Videostills……………
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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 Otto van Bruggen @ KLM

Captain Otto made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Together with First Officers Helen Hüpscher-Bakker and Sezer Kok they departed to PBM – Paramaribo. Flight Kl713 heading to PBM with a phenomenal wingroll during climbout from runway 36L. Backflight KL714 with landing at the same runway , 18R , and a very smooth landing. Both flights got operated with the B747 Fullpax ,with registration PH-BFY.   Watch the video by clicking next Youtubelink >>>>>   Video with the phenomenal wingroll…………..   Videostills…………………
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Last Flight of Captain Thomas Rozeman @ KLM

Captain Thomas made his last flight due to retirement at KLM Flight KL597-598 with callsigns KL103-104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. KL103 was planned for runway 18L. It was stormy and lots of rain during the departure. Due to a delay they got re-cleared for a runway 24 departure.  Captain Robert Busé ,supporting this flight on the right seat, contacted me and so I was just in time for filming this departure. Flight KL103 got operated with the B777-300 with registration PH-BVI.   Flight KL104 crossed the CTR of Schiphol Airport and finally a last turn right and cleared […]
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Last Flight of Captain Rick Dreshler @ KLM

Captain Rick made his last flight,due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL501-502,heading to Mauritius ,was his final destination and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL501, runway 24 departure,got operated with the B789 ‘Dreamnliner’ with reg PH-BHF. Flight KL502 was first planned with a runway 18C landing. But due to problems at the Zwanenburgbaan they asked for a divertion to runway 22 ‘Oostbaan’. This flight Rick got supported by first officer Remy Maduro, second officer Tim de Bruin and Senior Purser Pieter Oostrom. Youtube Videolink >>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIr7oWFLKag&feature=youtu.be
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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 Paul ten Hoopen

Captain Paul made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with first officer’s  Sjoerd de Winter and Harold Eding and senior purser Monique van Rooij. Flight KL103-104 ( KL597-598 ) heading for Capetown and back to Amsterdam. The departure and landing delivered awesome footages for a last flight. Departure at runway 18L with lots of spray caused by jetblast and wingcondensation when rotating. The last landing was an auto-land caused by the weatherconditions. Because of the huge fog the plane appeared at the last part of landing. Captain Paul was also the captain at the KL743 to Lima […]
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Barbara Toorop

Senior Purser Barbara Toorop made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL749 heading for Bogota-Cartagena and back to Amsterdam. Together with her daughter and son Tara and Bobby Hakvoort. Cockpitcrew captain Joep van de Langerijt,first officer Mark de Hoogh and second officer Floris Weijs. Purser Caroline van Eesteren also organized the trip. Flight kl749 got operated with the B789 Dreamliners PH-BHI and PH-BHO. The backflight to Amsterdam almost got a delay of one day. The PH-BHO got diverted to Cartagena,caused by bad weatherconditions. So it still had to fly to Bogota and back to Cartagena. The crew […]
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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 Captain Jos Gielen @ KLM

Captain Jos made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL757-758 heading for Panama and back to Amsterdam. Together with his wife Sr Purser Yvonne Hollander and Sr Purser Renée Kwak. And First Officers Peter Berger and Oscar Nijhof supporting at the cockpit. This flight got operated by the B777-300 with reg PH-BVP and B777-200 with reg PH-BQO. Runway 36L for departure and runway 36R for landing. The airtraffic control is added with nice conversations to listen. Ofcourse several ‘Bokito Calls’ went through the air. After the last landing Jos finally knew who Bokito was…………..   Watch the […]
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