Last flight of Captain Jos de Pee @ KLM

Captain Jos made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with Captain Jaap Blijleven and First Officer Duco van der Werf as his ‘Wingmen’ , Jos’ final flight with SXM-CUR ( St Martin – Curacao ) as destination and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL789 departed to SXM-CUR on RWY24 and operated with the A330-200 reg PH-AOB. Backflight KL789 CUR-AMS got a RWY 18R landing and operated with the A330-300 reg PH-AKF.     Videostills…………
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Last Flight of Cpt B747F Xander del Prado @ Martinair Cargo

Captain Xander del Prado made his last flight due to retirement at MartinairCargo. AMS-MIA-AMS. His last flight got operated with the B747-400ERF with reg PH-CKA Flight MP6141 with a one hour delay departed at RWY36L together with ‘Wingmen’ FO Sander de Kok and FO Jaap Schnitker. Back- and final flight MP7762 , callsign ‘DelPrado029’ , departed with a 24hr delay , and got a RWY06 arrival and supported by his ‘Wingman’ FO Charles Boom. On this flight as well…Martinair Captain Roelof van Dam and Captain André Kager.(non flying) I got appreciated by a phenomenal ‘Bokito Call’ at ATC as ‘Bokito […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Francois Luxembourg @ Martinair Cargo

                   Captain Francois made his last flight at Martinair Cargo due to his retirement. Flight MP6141 with an RWY36L departure and operated with the B747F reg PH-MPS. Final flight MP6162 got a RWY06 arrival and operated with the PH-CKA.       Videostills……                                                   
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Last flight of Captain Robert Adriaens @ KLM

Captain Robert made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His ‘Wingmen’ were F/O Gert Jan Blaauwendraat and S/O Frank Coumans. Final destination on this retourflight was JNB – Johanneburg. Pilots call this a ‘Joburg’. Flight KL509 , AMS-JNB , stand Echo75 and RWY18L. This was a ‘Cargoflight’ and operated with a B777-200 reg PH-BQN. Final and backflight KL592 got a RWY18R arrival,operated with a B777-300ER reg PH-BVS. When entering the Dutch airspace the callsign of KL592 changed to ‘Robert-One’     Videostills……………..  
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Last flight of Captain Chris van den Broek @ KLM

Captain Chris van den Broek made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Final destination and retourflight headint to GIG – Sao Paulo and back to homebase Amsterdam. Flight KL792 , with ‘Wingwoman’ as First Officer Inge van Son. His last landing on RWY 18R and  operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVI.     Videostills…………      
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Last flight of Captain Arjen Simmelink @ KLM

Captain Arjen made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. His final destination as retourflight heading to GIG – Rio de Janeiro. Arjen’s ‘Wingmen’ are First Officer Yuri Zorge, Second Officer’s Richard Kolk and Merijn Kuijpens. Backflight KL706 , GIG-AMS , with a RWY18R arrival and operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PH-BHD.     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 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 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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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 Captain Charley Valette @ KLM

Captain Charley Valette.the wellknown Cpt MD11, made his last flight on a T7 due to an early retirement scheme at KLM. Flight KL129 heading to CUR , RWY24 for departure, and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVN. Backflight KL736 to Amsterdam,RWY18R for landing and operated with the B777-300ER reg PH-BVP His final arrival was at stand Echo19. The team of KLM Apron Services with shiftleader Rein Middelbeek took care of unloading this aircraft. And our friend Andre Ran was present to photograph the docking at the gate,inside the airplane and at the arrival hall.   Extra edition with docking & […]
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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 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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