Last Flight of Captain Marc Janssen @ KLM

Captain Marc Janssen made his last flight, after 37 years, due to retirement at KLM. Assisted by ‘Wingman’ FO Wiggert de Vries and ‘Wingwoman’ SO Lisa Woortman. With the third try he finally departed and heading for Bangkok. First his Sundayflight should get a change of aircraft with the PHBVB. Unfortunately this flight with stand F6 got cancelled with a 22hr delay. The 2nd try would be at monday at stand Echo17 and again with the PHBVB. Due to technical issues they would’nt depart with this aircraft. My colleagues of KLM Aircraft Towing Department towed an other B777-300ER, reg PHBVG, […]
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Last Flight of Captain Peter Makkinje @ KLM

Captain Peter made his last flight due to retirement at KLM after a tremendous career of 36,5 years. Together with FO Hans Aalberts and SO Lorenzo Tat as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for Curacao as last destination. Operating his pushback at stand F3 for flight KL735 with callsign KLM-171. This flight got operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVD. Backflight KL736 with a special RWY18Center landing , vortexes and operated with the B777-300ER reg PHBVG KLM /// 36 jaar 3 maanden Captain B777 / B787 /// Captain B787 jan. 2017 – heden · 6 jr jan. 2017 – heden · Captain B777 […]
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Last Flight of Captain Hans Stronkhorst @ KLM

Captain Hans Stronkhorst got his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Salt Lake City was his final destination and back Amsterdam. Operating his final pushback from stand F7 with pushbacktruck KG. Flight KL609 got operated with a B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHL. Hans got his last arrival at runway 27 and did shut down the engines at stand F9 with B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHC Captain Hans got assisted by First Officer Bas Nederlof and Second Officer Bram van Spronsen as his ‘Wingmen’   Videostills…..
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Last Flight of Captain Arno ‘Slick’ Besselaar @ KLM

Captain Arno ‘Slick’ Besselaar made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with his ‘Wingwoman’ Lisa Woortman and her father Bart Woortman as ‘Wingmen’ on their way to Bogota-Cartagena. I (Bokito) operated his final pushback at gate Echo 19. In front of this pushback I got a pushback from stand F3 ,left on taxiway Alpha. Because of time limit I asked permission to apprach KL741 via taxiway alpha and Alpha 14. This was a real surprise for Arno. Captain Bart Woortman was his mate at Royal Airforce Netherlands. KL741 got operated with the B789 Dreamliner reg PHBHG. Backflight […]
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