Lt-AWACS
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Was There A KLM Pilot Retirement At AMS Yesterday?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:17 pm

While at AMS yesterday (19 Dec) waiting on a flight to Houston I looked out pier G and saw 4 water trucks hitting a KLM plane (couldn't quite make out the type other than twin engine widebody). Just curious if it was a retirement. Some of our NATO pilots are also KLM guys and I was wondering if it was one of the guys I flew with at Geilenkirchen as two of our old timers just left the Dutch AF. Thanks for any info.



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KLMyank
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RE: Was There A KLM Pilot Retirement At AMS Yesterday?

Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:06 pm

Dont know the details, but to cut it short, yes. (acccording to my guy in ops!)
 
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RE: Was There A KLM Pilot Retirement At AMS Yesterday?

Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:13 am

Cool thanks! When I get back to the Netherlands after new years I'll ask around with some of our Dutch guys and try and find out if it was someone I've flown with. thanks again!

It was impressive a 4 cannon salute instead of the normal 2 I see Big grin

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MH017
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RE: Was There A KLM Pilot Retirement At AMS Yesterday?

Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:44 am

Quoting KLMyank (Reply 1):
Dont know the details, but to cut it short, yes

It was a KLM Boeing 747-400, registered PH-BFA, getting the shower after arrival from CUR...capt. D was in command
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RE: Was There A KLM Pilot Retirement At AMS Yesterday?

Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:18 am

Really? Wow my eyes are going. It looked like a twin from my vantage point LOL

Thanks for the update MH.

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