Last flight of Captain Peter de Laat @ KLM

Captain Peter operated his last- and retirementflight to BOG-Bogota. Actually he planned a beautiful retourflight to PTY-Panama with his family and chosen crew. Due to the current circumstances Peter got a cargoflight with a Dreamliner to Bogota. Flight KL739 with a RWY36L departure and backflight KL740 with a RWY 06 arrival. His wife and family waving along the runway and joining his last movements at Amsterdam Airport. On this flight he got assisted by his ‘Wingmen’ first officer Berend de Boer and second officer Reinier Bakker.     Videostills……………………….
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Last flight of Captain B747 Erik Lieberwirth @ KLM

Captain Erik made his last flight as Captain B747 at KLM , due to his retirement after an enormous career as airlinepilot. Erik started his career at KLM on November 1985,and having his reitrementflight on his beloved 747 on 3 March 2020. A career of about 34,5 years. He started as first officer/co-pilot on the Airbus A310. Since 2 January 1990 Erik started his 747 career ,initial as first officer and since November 2002 as Captain  747. Boss on the ‘Queen of the Skies’ , the ‘Mighty Winged 747’ for more than 17 years ,and flying 747 for almost 30 […]
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Bert Busscher @ KLM

Captain Bert made his last flight,together with his wife Else, due to retirement at KLM. After 36 years of duty and almost 19,000 flight hours he landed for the very last time on runway 06. Flight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM ‘Triple Eight’ was operated by the B747-Combi with registration PH-BFS. Bert got assisted in cockpit by First Officer Emiel Hartemink and Second Officer Martijn Braspenning. The cabin was coached by Senior Purser Ruud Schoonheijt and Purser Koos Hilt. A wonderful last landing during the golden hour of sunset on Amsterdam Airport…………. Watch the video by clicking on next […]
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Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij

Captain Harald de Rooij made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Singapore was his last trip and together with good friend and First Officer B747 Danny Franken. Flight KL836 , operated with the B777-300ER registrated as PH-BVN, got runway 18 Center for his last landing. Danny was observer of a 5 man’s operation. Captain Harald did fly with First Officer Ruiz Asin and Second Officer’s  Jeroen Kee and Kevin Noordanus. Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>>Last Flight of Captain Harald de Rooij   Videostills………….
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Roy van Weely @ KLM

Senior Purser Roy van Weely made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. Flight KL735 , callsign KL137-Heavy, operated with the B747 PH-BFN. Stand Echo24 with a superb runway 09 departure. Backflight KL736 ,operated with the B747 PH-BFH, with a smooth landing in the early morning on runway 18R. Both flights with captains Hans Hollink and Jeff Robertson, second officer Paul Reijnen on the flightdeck. And on cabin with senior purser Henk Jan Nieuwenweg with his wife purser Anne Marie Schenkelaars.   Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube link <<<>>> Last flight of Senior Purser Roy […]
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Last Flight of Senior Purser Hans Bisterbosch @ KLM

Senior Purser Hans made his last flight after almost 40 years of duty by KLM. His last landing,coming from Muscat-Damman, with flight KL422. Landing on runway 18R around the clock of 7am with a A330-200 with reg. PH-AON This flight was supported by BC Marcel Polmann, Captain Waller,First Officer Holleman and Second Officer Broekman Watch the video by clicking on next Youtube Link<<<>>> Last Flight of Senior Purser Hans Bisterbosch Videostills……..  
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Last Flight of Captain B747 Tim Kok @ KLM

Captain Tim made his last flight due to retirement by KLM. After more than 16.000 flight hours and 35 years of being a pilot he made his final flight to Curacao and back to Amsterdam. Flight KL735 with callsign KLM137 was operated with the B747 FullPax registrated as PH-BFN with a runway 36L departure. Backflight KL736 was operated with B747 FullPax registrated as PH-BFN and landing on runway 18C. Both flights are supported by First Officer Herman Assen and Second Officer Jouke Santman. Also with Senior Purser Peter Nieuwenhuizen and Purser Jos van Dijk   Watch the video by clicking […]
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Last flight of Captain Paul Conrad

Captain Paul made his last flight for KLM due to his retirement. Flight KL723 heading to Havana – Cuba,operated with the A330-200 ‘PH-AON’. And flight KL724 back to Amsterdam,operated with the A330-200 ‘PH-AOM’ Both flights on runway 36L/18R ‘Polderbaan’ and supported by First Officer Koos Esser and Second Officer Stijn Post Youtube Videolink <<<<<>>>>>Last flight of Captain Paul Conrad @ 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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Official Retirementflight with Watersalute of Captain B747 E.K.

Captain E.K. made his official retirementflight with his choses crew,just in front of his final flight to JFK in July. Flight KL887 to Hong Kong ,operated with the B747-Combi PH-BFW, with a runway 36L departure. His backflight KL888 with the famous callsign ‘KLM Triple Eight’ with a landing on same runway, and in this case runway 18R. On both flights he was supported and flying together with Captain Lulof Beumer and Second Officer Joris Miedema After crossing runway 18C and turn left on taxiway Alpha Captain E.K. got guided with the ‘Followme cars’ of the ‘Luchthaven Schiphol  Havendienst’. When approaching […]
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Last Flight of Captain Rob van Roon @ KLM

Captain Rob made his last flight,due to retirement by KLM Together with First Officer Ernest van Pommeren,Senior Purser Astrid Eigenhuis and crew, and his wife Gea,heading to Boston and back Amsterdam. Departure on runway 36L with  PH-AKA and the last landing on runway 18C with PH-AOA    Watch the video by clicking on next videolink >>>>>    Last Flight of Captain Rob van Roon @ KLM  Videostills……………
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Last Flight of Captain Thomas Rozeman @ KLM

Captain Thomas made his last flight due to retirement at KLM Flight KL597-598 with callsigns KL103-104 heading to Capetown and back Amsterdam. KL103 was planned for runway 18L. It was stormy and lots of rain during the departure. Due to a delay they got re-cleared for a runway 24 departure.  Captain Robert Busé ,supporting this flight on the right seat, contacted me and so I was just in time for filming this departure. Flight KL103 got operated with the B777-300 with registration PH-BVI.   Flight KL104 crossed the CTR of Schiphol Airport and finally a last turn right and cleared […]
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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 Ron Beetstra @ KLM

Captain Ron Beetstra made his last flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with first officer Vojta Wagner and second officer  Vincent Aupers heading for Capetown. Flight KL597-598 with callsigns KL103-104 got operated with the B777-200 // PH=BQB and the B777-300 // PH-BVS. Aalsmeerbaan 18L for departure and Polderbaan 18R for landing. Actually Ron should have love to take only all beloved family, friends and colleagues with him instead of passengers. They had a marvellous trip to Capetown. A remarkable and beloved captain just retired…………. Videolink at Youtube>>>>>click next link>>>>>  Last flight of Captain Ron Beetstra    Videostills……………..
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Last flight of Captain KLM A330

The Captain made his final flight due to retirement at KLM. Together with first officer Rolf van Asseldonk,second officer Jeroen Liefaart and Sabine (one of the cabin attendants) they went with flight KL765 to Aruba-Bonaire and back to Amsterdam. Operated by the A332 PH-AON and A330 PH-AKA. Departure ánd landing both at same runway,36L // 18R Videolink >>>>>Last flight of Captain A330 Videostills…….
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Last flight of Captain Arend Troost

Captain Arend Troost made his last flight due to his retirement at KLM. His final trip was to the superb destination Salt Lake City and back to Amsterdam. Together with Cpt Henk Everwijn,First Officer Piet-Leen van der Deijl and Senior Purser Jessica Croes Flight KL609-610 got operated by the B789 ‘Dreamliners’ PH-BHG and PH-BHA. Departure and landing was at the same runway. Runway 24-06, Kaagbaan. Happily I was able to film the landing and taxying to the gate arside. Made possible by Ron Onclin from Schiphol Airport Group. Watch the video by click next link>>>>>Last flight of Captain Arend Troost
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