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 Wouter Kooman @ KLM

Captain Wouter Kooman made his last flight due to his retirment at KLM. Together with First Officer Wout Nijssen as his ‘Wingman’ they departed to Curacao. Flight KL735 , callsign KL129-Heavy, got a RWY24 departure and was operated with the B777-300ER with reg. PH-BVF. Awesome wingcondensation during climbout of SPL. His backflight KL736 was operated with the PH-BVO. A smooth crosswindlanding on RWY 18R and after 20.000 hours of duty ( flight hours ) Wouter turned off the engines for the very last time at stand Echo24     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 MEX Flight on B747 // PHBFL // KL685 @ Cpt Roland Hofmeester

Captain Roland Hofmeester suddenly had to make his last MEX flight on the B747. 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. Flight KL685 with a RWY 36L departure on 25th of March 2020. After takeoff a slight wingroll salute and operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFL. Captain Roland returned to Schiphol 2 days later with an phenomenal fly bye above runway 27 and a landing on runway 06.   The […]
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Wingroll Salute 747 & Last MEX Flight @ CA Mariëlle Heslinga-Groen

CA II Mariëlle and her crew made their Farewell 747 flight to MEX. Their backflight was a repatriationflight with a 747 Fullpax. 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. Together with Captain Johan Danen,First Officer Jurgen Vissers and Second Officer Olivier Witteveen they departed on 22rd of March. A RWY09 departure………..after lining up…………full throttle and operating a fantastic ‘Wingroll Salute’. Flight KL685 got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFV. This […]
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Last Flight on B747 – KL685//686 – MEX @ Captain Anthon van Dijk

Captain Anthon van Dijk made his last 747 flight to Mexico City,together with his ‘Wingman’ captain Arno Keijzer and second officer Mart Vermeij. 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. Suddenly they had to operate their 747 farewell flight. Flight KL685 ,at 20th of March 2020, got a RWY 36L departure with a smooth ‘wingroll salute’. This flight got operated with the B747-Combi reg. PH-BFV. Backflight KL686 with callsign KLM72-Yankee […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // KL735 // PH-BFN @ Captain Vikash Badal

Captain Vikash Badal made his last flight on the B747. A retourflight to CUR-Curacao KLM decided taking out of service all B747’s  due to the current circumstances caused by the coronadisaster. Flight KL735 with callsign KLM129-Heavy  departing on the 19th of March and operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFN. Because of the low forecast there was a nice setting for filming his last 747 departure on RWY 36L. After operating a nice wingroll he disappeared into the clouds with a cloudburst.     Videostills……………..          
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // KL602 // LAX // PH-BFV @ Captain Jeff Robertson

18/3/2020 – KL602 – PH-BFV – RWY 18R Captain Jeff Robertson made his last 747 flight from LAX to AMS. Suddenly all 747’s should be taken out of service within a eyewink. End of March would be the date for the very last operational KLM 747 flight in history.  Captain Jeff on his way to homebase Amsterdam Airport with his ‘Wingwoman’ and First Officer Barber Haan and Second Officer Bas Jacobs. Jeff was PF (pilot flying) and Barber PM (pilot monitoring) and made her first and last ‘Bokito Call’ on radio at the 747 when they were on final. Landing […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // KL714 // PH-BFL @ CA II Mirjam Vroegindeweij

CA II Mirjam Vroegindeweij made her last 747 flight from PBM-Paramaribo to AMS- Amsterdam Airport. Together with her cockpit- and cabincrew on flight KL714 with an arrival on RWY 18R at the 18th of March 2020. This last flight on her beloved 747 got operated with the B747-Fullpax reg PH-BFL named ‘City of Lima’     Videostills….  
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Last LAX Flight FO Froukje Dinkla on KLM B747 @ KL602 /// PH-BFT

First Officer B747 Froukje Dinkla on her last outbound 747 flight from LAX and arrival on homebase Amsterdam Airport. Togehter with Captain Wout Stengs and Second Officer Melvin Hanemaaijer they suddenly operated their last of one and a last 747 flight in career. Friday the 13th of March Froukje and crew arrived in LAX with flight KL601. Once they met the flightcrew for the backflight ( passing in behind of the windows ) they saw incredible messages shown on screenshots. Showed by the other crew about what happened that friday in Holland during their flight. Full of unbelief and flabbergasted […]
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Last Flight on KLM B747 // PH-BFT // YYZ @ KL86 17-3-2020

This cockpit and/or cabincrew problaby made their ‘Farewell B747 Flight’ to Toronto and back Amsterdam. When the crew recognizes this flight, contact me on Facebook or Chief Pilot 747 Paul van de Ven. Flight KL692 with callsign KL86 with an early morning / sunrise landing on RWY18R. This smooth landing got operated with the B747-Combi reg PH-BFV at 6:54am     Videostills…………………
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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 […]
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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 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 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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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 […]
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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 Tom van Arnhem @ KLM

Captain Tom made his last two flights,due to retirement, to Boston. The inaugural flight to BOS and one week later his retirementflight. Flight KL617 with a runway 36L departure,operated with the A330-300 PH-AKA.                                                                                                                                        […]
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Last flight of Captain Marcel Neuteboom @ KLM

Captain Marcel Neuteboom made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL597-KL598 with the current callsigns KL103-KL104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. Kl103 departed at runway 36C after they got de-iced at the Juliet buffer and operated with the B777-300 registrated as PH-BVP. Marcel’s last flight back to Amsterdam, KL104, was a very nice approach and landing at runway 18R.  Appearing through the clouds with marvellous stripes of vortexes leaving behind, a slight crosswind and finally a smooth landing. First Officer Lars vd Oudera supported this flight at the right seat and Haaye Minnema arranged this filmwork. […]
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Last Flight of Captain Gerard Bastiaanse @ KLM

Captain Gerard made his last flight at a Boeing 747 due to his retirement at KLM Gerard did have a career of the amazing period of 36 yrs of duty at KLM. Flight KL735-736 heading for Curacao and back Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Jeff Robertson and Second Officer Ron van der Starre. Departure at runway 24 and operated by the PH-BFY. A full wet departure with lots of spray and wingcondensation. His last landing at runway 18R in the early morning around 5.20am with the PH-BFH.   Watch the video by clicking at next link >>>>>Last Flight of Captain […]
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Last Flight of Captain Marcus Hoste

Captain ‘Jambo-Marc’ ,as called by his colleagues, made his retirementflight to Nairobi and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Martijn de Witte, he departed with flight KL565 at runway 18L.(28-7-2018) His last landing with an arrival at runway 18R at 7am in the morning. (31-7-2018) Special note,his wife and children were at the flight. Both flights got operated by the B747-400 Fullpax with registration PH-BFG. City of Guayaquil. The one before last flight of Captain Marcus was also to Nairobi. Two special flights at the end of his career.   One before last flight>>>>> KL565 with First Officer Dirkjan […]
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Last Flight of KLM Captain Marten Oostenbroek

Captain Marten made his last flight at KLM due to retirement. Together with First Officer Martin CA’s Masha Biesters-Engbers,Annelies van der Burg and many more…… An unforgettable last trip to Mauritius. Operated by the B789 ‘Dreamliners’ with regs PH-BHF for KL501 and PH-BHH for KL502. Last departure at Amsterdam at runway 36L and final landing at runway 36R with gate F3. Videolink>>>>> Videostills……
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Last Flight of KLM Captain Nico Verdoes

Captain Nico Verdoes made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. His last trip was headed to Kuala Lumpur. The final landing,with First Officer Friso de Ruijter got operated with the B777-300 with reg PH-BVK Landing at 5.30am at runway 18R   Videolink at next link>>>>>Last Flight of KLM Captain Nico Verdoes Videostills…..
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Last flight of Captain Jan Kees Wilbrink @ KLM

Captain Jan Kees Wilbrink made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Flight KL735-736 heading for Curacao and back to Amsterdam. Together with First Officer Cees Vriezen. A runway 24 departure with a one hour delay. Caused by a aircraft change by PH-BFN to PH-BFL. A phenomenal ‘last flight departure’ with a huge cloudburst. Backflight with the PH-BFY,landing at runway 18R with a strong crosswind landing. Windshear at short final.   Videolink>>>>>Last Flight of Captain Jan Cees Wilbrink @ KLM  
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Last Flight of First Officer Rob Willekes

FO B747 Rob Willekes made his last flight ,due to retirement at KLM. Together with Captain Otto van Bruggen he was heading for Hong Kong and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL887 and KL888 got operated by the B747-combi’s PH-BFC and PH-BFV. His departure and landing was at the same runway. Runway 36L and 18R. Watch the video by clicking next link >>>>> Last Flight of FO B747 Rob Willekes
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