Last Flight of Senior Purser Margot Smit @ KLM

Senior Purser Margot made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. Johannesburg was her last destination and back Amsterdam. They call it ‘a Joburg’. Monday the 23rd she landed with her cabin- and cockpitcrew in the morning with flight KL592 with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVG. It was a beautiful landing……a visual approach runway 18R with Captain Edwin de Vries.     Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain Gerard Havekes @ KLM

Captain Gerard ‘Haaf’ Havekes made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with his ‘Wingman’ Jos van Doorn heading to ICN – Seoul. Flight KL831,RWY36L , and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVN. Backflight KL856 got an other and master callsign after entering the Dutch airspace………..’Grasshopper One’. Captain ‘Haaf’ made his final landing at runway 18R………..with the PH-BVD.     Videostills…………..
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Last Flight of Captain Jan Lok @ KLM

Captain Jan Lok made his last flight due to retirement at KLM after a career of 35 years!!! Mexico City was the last destination and back to Amsterdam. Captain Jan was accompanied by his daughter ‘Wingwoman’ Sharon (FO Easyjet) and assisted by ‘Wingmen’ First Officer Albert de Jong and Second Officer Gerard Brandenburg ( son in law ) Flight KL685 with a RWY36L departure and operated with a B789 ‘Dreamliner’ reg PH-BHM. Backflight KL686 , callsign KLM72-Yankee, was operate with the PH-BHA His final landing SPL got an awesome visual approach on RWY 18R.     Videostills……………       […]
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Last flight of Captain A330 Arthur Waller @ KLM

Captain Arthur Waller made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.  His last destination in career was St Maarten – SXM. Arthur got assisted by his ‘Wingmen’ First Officer Frank Zuidam and Second Officer Danny van Engeldorp Gastelaars. His final pushback at SPL operated by my colleague tugdriver Ron Pauw with an AM500 pushbacktruck. I was assisting as tugdriver in training. Both flights got operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOC. Flight KL729 AMS-SXM and KL730 SXM-AMS with a runway 18R landing.     Videostills………  
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Last flight of Captain Erik Borgmann @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.Assisted by his friend  ‘Wingmen’ and Captain Jeroen vd Pauw Kraan. Flight KL735,callsign KL129-Heavy, pushbackservice at stand F7 by ATD Ruben and Bokito. This flight got operated with the B787-10 Dreamliner reg PH-BKF. Backflight KL736 with a RWY27 landing and operated with the B777-200 reg PH-BQA. Final stand and 100% Customs Controll at stand Echo24.     Videostills…………..
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Last flight of Senior Purser Anita Groenewold @ KLM

Anita Groenewold (Senior Purser ) – Farewell Flight This Royal Dutch KLM flight was (wo)manned with: . cockpit crew (Captain Arjen, First Officers Ben and Joep & Second Officer Gert) and . cabin crew (Senior Purser Pieter and his CA’s Hans, Anqelique, Noor, Ingvar, Anke, Duco, Jacqueline, Tim en Nick) Departure on Wednesday November 11, 2020 KL843 (AMS-BKK) – PH-BVN – B777-300ER: stand F4, push & pull abeam A16 and a RWY18L departure Arrival on Sunday November 15, 2020 KL844 (BKK-AMS) – PH-BVO – B777-300ER: an early arrival at RWY18R (“Polderbaan”)     Videostills……………..
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Last Flight of Captain Hermann Möller @ KLM

Captain Hermann made his retirementflight at KLM. His final destination was Los Angeles – LAX. Flight KL601 , RWY24 for departure, and operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHC. Flight KL602 , RWY18R for landing, was operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQA     Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Captain A330 Alfred Vink @ KLM

Captain Alfred made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ on this flight First Officer Jouke van der Meer and Second Officer Bart Knoppel. Flight KL771 with a RWY18L departure and operated with the A330-300 reg PH-AKA. Backflight ,same flightnumber,KL771 with a RWY18R arrival and was operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOA. Flight KL771 with route AMS–BON-AUA-AMS. ( BON-Bonaire // AUA-Aruba )     Videostills………..
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Last Flight of Captain B737 Liz Jennings Clark @ Transavia

Captain B737 Liz made her last flight together with her ‘Wingman’ first officer Myriam Adnani. Flight HV5423 and backflight HV5424 got operated with the B737-800 reg PH-HXD. Departure on RWY24 and arrival on RWY18R Liz Jennings Clark was the first woman hired at LIAT in the Caribbean, and later the second woman hired at Transavia Airlines in the Netherlands where she was a part of their very first all-female crew! She just flew her final retirement flight as their longest flying female captain after 31.5 years of commercial flying!     Videostills…………    
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Last flight of Purser Jenny @ Transavia

Purser Jenny Lassing-Boontjes made her last flight due to retirement at Transavia. She ended with a career of about 44 years. Her last flight ,with her son in law,Jan Joris Verheul, as Captain. Flight HV5423-HV5424 heading to PSA-Pisa ( Italy) and back Amsterdam.     Videostills…………….
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Last Flight of CA Marilou Higareda Rivera @ KLM

Cabin attendant Marilou made her last flight due to retirement at KLM. While she did’nt know about it, daughter Sophia arranged to get her filmed. The wonderful thing is Marilou’s origin as Mexican and her final flight was a ‘MEX flight’ to Mexico City. This flight was operated by cockpitcrew captain Marcus Bitterling, first officer Ben Fukur and second officer Marcel Wouda Flight KL685 with a RWY18L departure and captured at the last moment during her takeoffroll. KL685 was operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHL. Backflight KL686 , callsign KLM72-Yankee, got a RWY06 landing and was operated with the […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Stephen Armitage @ KLM

Captain Stephen made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. A 2 days flight to PVG – Shanghai. He operated his last flight with his ‘wingwomen’ first officer Evelien Scholte , second officer Joost Verkade and captain Cyril Duysker operating as second officer on this flight. Cabincrew on this and also their last 747 flight…………… Senior Purser Esmee van Huijgevoort     Purser Roland vd Kreeke     CA II Desiree Daamen     CA II Jean-Paul Zee CA II Marjolein Oskam     CA II Nicole Pollen Flight KL893 got a full wet RWY18L departure and was operated with the B747-Combi […]
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Last Flight of Captain Wynand van der Schatte Olivier

Captain Wynand made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. After about 40 yrs of flying and almost 30 years on the ‘Mighty B747’ he went for a cargoflight to Shanghai.  Captain Wynand made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. After about 40yrs of flying and almost 30 years on the ‘Mighty B747’ he went for a cargoflight to Shanghai. Together with his ‘Wingmen’ , First Officers Martin Sievers and Eelke Bouma, and Second Officer Gerben Heijkoop. Cabincrew at this retirementflight and problaby their last 747 flight as well….. Senior Purser Esther Zee and Purser Suzanne van […]
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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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