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 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 of Captain Peter de Laat @ KLM

Captain Peter operated his last- and retirementflight to BOG-Bogota. Actually he planned a beautiful retourflight to PTY-Panama with his family and chosen crew. Due to the current circumstances Peter got a cargoflight with a Dreamliner to Bogota. Flight KL739 with a RWY36L departure and backflight KL740 with a RWY 06 arrival. His wife and family waving along the runway and joining his last movements at Amsterdam Airport. On this flight he got assisted by his ‘Wingmen’ first officer Berend de Boer and second officer Reinier Bakker.     Videostills……………………….
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Last flight of Captain 747 Marcel van Beetz @ KLM

Captain Marcel van Beetz operated his last 747 flight as retirementflight.  Flight KL896 Shanghai-Amsterdam,with medical cargo, was operated with his ‘Wingman’ and First Officer Martin Sievers. KL896 landed on runway 06 around 4.30am with B747-Combi reg PH-BFW.     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 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 Ruud van Mil @ KLM

Captain Ruud van Mil made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Togehter with his son Raoul van Mil as Second Officer and First Officer Koen Volkers heading to Capetown. Stand F3 with a pushback abeam Golf-Niner with real bad and wet weatherconditions. Flight KL597 with callsign KL103  opearatin a full wet departure on RWY 18L with lots of spray and wingcondensation. Backflight KL598 got a special callsign when entering the Dutch skies. Callsign ‘Hunter-104’. It became a beautiful crosswindlanding on RWY 18R. The airtrafficcontrolers gave TEN POINTS. Both flights got operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVD. The Skyteam […]
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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 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 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 Bartel Hamers @ KLM

Captain Bartel made his last flight due to retirement with KLM Together with First Officers Hans ‘t Hart,Halbe Drijfhout,Second Oficer Dingeman van der Steenstraten  and CA Eleonora Gomez, on flight KL807, heading to Manilla-Taipei. Runway 18Center with departure and B777-300 registered as PH-BVB. Backflight KL808 was operated with First Officer Halbe Drijfhout,Second Officers  Dennis Fleischmann, Roderick van Dodewaard and ofcourse with our sweet CA Eleonora. Bartel’s last landing was on runway 18R ‘Polderbaan’ with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVF   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Bartel Hamers Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Bas G. @ KLM

Captain Bas made his last flight due to retirement by KLM. Flight KL749 heading to Bogota-Cartagena. BOG-CTG, with a departure on runway 18 Center ‘Zwanenburgbaan. This flight got operated with a B789 Dreamliner registered as PH-BHM Backflight KL749 , Cartagena-Amsterdam, landing on runway 18R with lots of rain,was operated with the B789 registered as PH=BHN. Both flights got supported by First Officer Thijs van Goudoever and Second Officer Hendrik van Beuskom.   Youtube Videolink <<<>>> Last Flight of Captain Bas G. @ KLM  Videostills…………………..
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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 Senior Purser Hans Bisterbosch @ KLM

Senior Purser Hans made his last flight after almost 40 years of duty by KLM. His last landing,coming from Muscat-Damman, with flight KL422. Landing on runway 18R around the clock of 7am with a A330-200 with reg. PH-AON This flight was supported by BC Marcel Polmann, Captain Waller,First Officer Holleman and Second Officer Broekman Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube Link<<<>>> Last Flight of Senior Purser Hans Bisterbosch 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 First Officer Pelle van der Lee @ KLM

Pelle made his last flight as ‘First Officer’ due to heart-rhythm  problems. KLM offered a kind of special retirement flight as commercial pilot. From now on Pelle will be instructor on the flightsimulator.  Flight KL749 ,with Captain Ruud Jurgens,First Officer Martin Bredschneider and Second Officer//Instructor B777-B789 Vincent Aupers, heading to  Bogota-Cartagena in Colombia.  Operated with the B789 Dreamliners PH-BHL and PH-BHH. Runway 36L for departure and same runway as 18R for landing. Eventmanager Ron Onclin ensured there was  a watersalute of the Schiphol Fire Department with their crashtenders at stand Echo 24.   Watch the video by click on next […]
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Last Flight of Captain Shlomi Sapir @ KLM

Captain Shlomi Sapir made his last flight due to retirement with KLM. Together with First Officer Jeff Robertson,and his wife and son, heading to PBM with flight KL713. A runway 36L departure,operated with the PH-BFG as flight KL713. The returnflight got operated with the PH-BFL and arrived on runway 36R. After waiting for a while on the remote,final stand Echo22 was set free.   Youtube videolink >>>>>click on next videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Shlomi Sapir @ 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 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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