Last Flight of Captain Jeroen van der Pauw Kraan @ KLM
Captain Jeroen van der Pauw kraan made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. After a huge career as commercial pilot,started in 1987, a flight heading for Capetown and back to Amsterdam was his last retourflight at KLM. Captain Vojta Wagner and Second Officer Ben Prummel assisted on this flight as his ‘Wingmen’. Flight KL597, callsign KLM 103, stand F4 , got pushed by me ‘Tugdriver Bokito’ as surprise. First clearance was a pushback into Alpha 14 and standby for pullout into Alpha 16. After waiting for a specific time Air Traffic Control gave a re-clearance with continue the […]
Last Flight of Captain Alex den Hartog @ KLM
After 31 years Captain Alex den Hartog got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Heading for destination Curacao and back Amsterdam with First Officer Rogier van de Vijver and Second Officer Pim de Wolf. Flight KL733, stand D47 and a departure on RWY36L, operated with a B777-200 reg PHBQC Backflight KL734 CUR-AMS got same runway for landing , RWY18R, After vacating taxying for final stand Echo19. His final flight got operated with a B777-300ER reg PHBVF. Videostills………..
Last Flight of Chief Pilot 747 & Cpt TRI TRE Paul van de Ven @ KLM
After an enormous career Chief Pilot 747 & Captain B747 TRI – TRE Paul van de Ven got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. The ‘Majestic B747’ was his beloved aircraft. Together with former 747 pilots Cpt Jan-Joost van Hemel and FO Willem Luijten as his ‘Wingmen’, and KLM Pilot in being daughter Lisa heading for final destination Capetown and back Amsterdam. I operated Paul’s final pushback at homebas Amsterdam Airport on special request. Stand Echo 19 , standard pusback with tail to the tower and giving a ‘Wing Wave’ as all-clear signal as respect to my special […]