A Pilots last landing at Schiphol in the Netherlands

The last landing of Captain de Vet at Schiphol airport. After 33 years at KLM it is time for retirement.

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+17 1. LightAng3l commented 9 years ago

The camera's record speed messes with the instrument's refresh rate. It looks like a disco in the cockpit :D

I love how he turns on the wipers when he goes through the water, such professionalism! RESPECT!
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+10 2. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

Quite an achievement 33 years in the air. Those people who are afraid of flying should take some comfort from a record like this. Great choice of music to. :)
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+13 3. MajorIdea commented 9 years ago

Great video with outstanding music choices.
I bet some passengers were a bit freaked out by the unusual ground procedures, though. :D
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+6 4. Rexxae commented 9 years ago

I wish I had the time to translate all of this for you guys.. but I need to leave now! :(
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+6 5. Cloe commented 9 years ago

#4 when you comeback...do it .
also can someone please help me with names of the songs? especially the last one.
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+7 6. Excellence (admin) commented 9 years ago

#5 the first one is a remix: Agnes Obel - Riverside
Last one : M83 - Outro :idea:
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+6 7. Paul2765 commented 9 years ago

Like the respect from Schiphol with their salute.

Have flown MD11 many times to Vancouver, love the larger, lower windows so you can see out better.

Have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENe89j89tBA showing first flight of A380 into San Fran. with Lufthansa - Captains comment to passengers about the salute was that today is the day they wash the aircraft!! :D :D
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+32 8. ihateregistering commented 9 years ago

I did my best..

- *inaudible* .. I have just been informed that this is your final flight.

(captain) *inaudible* .. that is correct.

-Do we have the pleasure of speaking to mr Vet?

(captain) You have

-As an old 'engineering' collegue it might be appropiate to call you by your first name?

(captain) Ofcourse it is, but to whom do I have the pleasure of speaking?

- This is Joop, I'm currently an airport manager at Schiphol. When the news reached me that this was your last flight I immediately took a weekend shift to be able to 'gratulate' you.

(captain) *inaudible* .. thanks.

- We can always talk about that at a more appropiate time. But for now i'd think it be nice for you to meet my colleques for your last parking at *inaudible* 53 so we can give your our wishes for a pleasurable retirment.

(captain) I thank you for this welcome and I give you also thanks/greetings from my family.
(not sure, but he talks about it in the next sentence)

- The fact that this is your last flight with destination Los Angeles already made me expect that your last flight was dedicated to your family. But one last question; are your really retiring or will you be flying for another company for some more years?

(captain) For the moment im really retiring.

- I would have done the same. I wont hold you up any longer because the firemen are waiting and maybe we will speak eachother later but for now: Best wishes for your retirement.

(captain) Thanks a lot.
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+13 9. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

#8 Thanks alot
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+4 10. nomoredavid commented 9 years ago

My last day at work (within 31 years) will never compete with that :'(
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+2 11. Wasie commented 9 years ago

sorry for asking again. but witch remix is it, really gotta know?
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+2 12. Excellence (admin) commented 9 years ago

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0 13. PeTTs0n commented 9 years ago

#12 thanks, thought it sounded a bit different (percussion loop in particular) but I dunno - that one's good. :)
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0 14. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Great, great video. Thank you for the post and also especially thank you #8 for translating. I really enjoyed this!
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0 15. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

I wonder how he is going to get back home. :D