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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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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Last Flight of Captain B747 Peter Bakker @ KLM

Captain Peter Bakker made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL601 heading to LAX ,departure on RWY 24 and KL602 landed on RWY 18R. Both flights got operated with the B747Combi reg PH-BFS and togehter with FO Jenne Bauw and SO Wimco Bauw. Son Per Bakker was on the flight as well. YOUTUBE VIDEOLINK <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain B747 Peter Bakker @ KLM Videostills………..
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Last flight of Captain B747 Lulof Beumer @ KLM

Captain Lulof Beumer made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Some colleages call him ‘The Tom Cruise of the KLM B747’ Togethether with his good friend and First Officer Peter Westerneng and Second Officer Ilana Iskander. Flight KL601 heading to LAX was operated by the B747Combi reg PH-BFW. RWY24 Sierra7 for departure with a marvellous wingroll salute after rotation.  They also call it a ‘rock to the wings’. Backflight KL602 got operated with the B747Combi reg PH-BFS and a real smooth flaring before touching the runway really soft for the very last time. The callsign was ‘Banjo’.  Vacating […]
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Last Flight of Captain Gideon Reisel @ KLM

Captain Gideon made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. He has chosen for Capetown as his last destination of his career. Together with Captain Roef Dieters ,operating as First Officer on this retirementflight. Flight KL597 , callsign KL103, departed on friday 20th of December with the B777-300ER reg. PH-BVG Last tuesday I was happily able to film Captain Gideon’s last landing with his son Boaz next to the runway. Flight KL598,callsign KL104, and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVD. PH-BVD is the Skyteam delivery. The final landing was on runway 18R, a full wet runway, causing lots of […]
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Last Flight of Captain Ronald Schmidt @ KLM

Captain Ronald made his last flight due to retirement at  KLM as commercial pilot. Flight KL749 heading to Bogota-Cartagena and backflight Cartagena-Amsterdam KL741. Both flights got assisted by First Officer Marcel Elshof and Second Officer Jip Mulder. Runway 24 for departure and operated with the B789 Dreamliner with reg PH-BHL. His final landing was on runway 18R and operated with the PH-BHE. Watch the video ,click on next Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last flight of Captain Ronald Schmidt   Videostills………..
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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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