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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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
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