Last Flight of Captain Jos Jaspers @ KLM

Captain Jos Jaspers made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL592, JNB-Johannesburg-AMS , and operated with the B777-300ER ‘Orange Pride’ with reg PHBVA. Jos got assisted by First Officer Ramon Hendrikse and Second Officer Casper van Hilten as his ‘Wingmen” Runway 06 for last landing.   Due to learning the new camera ( Canon XF705 4K Broadcast ) I was’nt aware of the enabled 3.0 internal converter. This was causing the images to be less sharp as expected.     Videostills……..
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Last Flight of Captain Andy Zurhaar @ KLM

After a huge career of about 32 years Captain Andy Zurhaar made his retirementflight at KLM. Together with First Officer Onno Veltkamp as his ‘Wingman’ he departed for Johannesburg as final destination/retourflight. During 747 timeperiode it was called a ‘Joburgje’ when they did fly to JNB. Flight KL591,stand F7 , departed during heavy fog. When filming I only could hear them passing in takeoff and not see at all. This flight was operated with our ‘Orange Pride’ , a B777-300ER reg PHBVA. Backflight KL592 became a visible landing , happily. With wet circumstances Andy got a smooth landing on RWY18R […]
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Last Pushback & Flight of Captain Hein Kuipers @ KLM

Captain Hein Kuipers made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with First Officer Geert-Jaap Sisterman and Seconde Officer Joël Prak as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for final destination Paramaribo and back Amsterdam. As surprise ( orchestrated by retired KLM Captain Henk de Vries)  I operated the pushback of KL713 as a push&pull abeam Alpha 16 from stand F4. KL713 got operated with a B777-300ER reg PHBVW. Backflight KL714 was the first flight in the very early morning. Captain Hein landed at 5:02am on runway 27 and after vacating the runway taxying to final stand Echo 19. Flight KL714 […]
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Last Flight of Captain Zeger Bakker @ KLM

Captain Zeger made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Started flying KLM in 1985 and ending his career after almost 38 years Flight KL736 , CUR-AMS , Curacao-Amsterdam with final landing on runway 18R. Very special note Zeger got assisted by his nephew SO Reinier Bakker as his ‘Wingman’. This retirementflight got operated with a B777-300ER, the ‘Orange Pride’ reg PHBVA     Videostills…………
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Last flight of Captain Henno Sprajc @ KLM

Captain Henno made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL592 , Johannesburg-Amsterdam, with an RW18R arrival and operated with the ‘Orange Pride ‘ – PH-BVA. With thanks to his pal First Officer Ruiz Asin .     Videostills………….
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Last flight of Captain Jacqueline Vollebregt @ KLM

Captain Jacqueline made her retirementflight at KLM. A retirement with a double taste………..leaving KLM by VVR and offering the younger pilots a opportunity to keep their job during the current circumstances. On her last flight whe was supported by ‘Wingmen’ Captain Bert Otten operating as First Officer and Second Officer Daan van der Heijden. Flight KL601 , RWY24 departure, and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVS. Backflight KL602 got a RWY18R arrival and was operated with the ‘Orange Pride’ reg PH-BVA. Schiphol Airport Event manager Ron Onclin,with husband Rob van Ringelesteijn on board, guided her to final stand and gave […]
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