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…………….
Last Flight on B747 // AMS-YYZ // PH-BFW @ KL691//KL31 // 22-3-2020
The cockpit- and cabincrew of this flight to Toronto problaby made their 747 Farewell flight. Flight KL691 , departure on 22rd of March, with callsign KL31 did have a great RWY09 departure. This flight got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW. In view of the 90% decline in flights and anticipated future capacity, KLM previously decided in early March that it would phase out its remaining Boeing 747s in April 2020,instead of in the summer of 2021. Videostills……………
Last Flight on KLM B747 // PH-BFW // LAX-AMS @ KL602 // 20-3-2020
The crew on this flight from LAX to Amsterdam problaby made their last 747 flight. KL602 arrived at 20 March of 2020 , ETA 8.51 LT They landed on RWY 06 with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFW Videostills………….
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 […]
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 […]
Final Flight with KLM @ Captain B747 E.K.
Captain E.K. made his final flight with KLM,due to his retirement. Accompanied by his wife and children. Flight KL643,heading to JFK and back to Amsterdam with flight KL644, supported by first officer Stefan Kok Both on runway 36L/18R. The Polderbaan. Departure was operated with the PH-BFS and his final arrival, with a marvellous shot, operated with the PH-BFW. Once he was back on the BMC ,KLM crew center, he got another watersalute of the Schiphol Fire Department. And so he left with a wet suit and a huge smile……………… Watch the video by click on next Youtube Videolink <<<>>>Final Flight […]
Official Retirementflight with Watersalute of Captain B747 E.K.
Captain E.K. made his official retirementflight with his choses crew,just in front of his final flight to JFK in July. Flight KL887 to Hong Kong ,operated with the B747-Combi PH-BFW, with a runway 36L departure. His backflight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM Triple Eight’ with a landing on same runway, and in this case runway 18R. On both flights he was supported and flying together with Captain Lulof Beumer and Second Officer Joris Miedema After crossing runway 18C and turn left on taxiway Alpha Captain E.K. got guided with the ‘Followme cars’ of the ‘Luchthaven Schiphol Havendienst’. When approaching […]
FO John Bremmers @ KL686 – PH-BFW
First Officer John Bremmers landing at a full wet runway. Runway 18R Flight KL686 , MEX-AMS, got operated by the beautiful B747 with registration PH-BFW. And together with Captain Robbert Hakkert and Second Officer Alex keur. Watch the video >>>>>FO John Bremmers @ KL686