Captain Noël Nieuwlands made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.

Together with First Officer Thijs Sijl as his ‘Wingman’ a final retourflight ot Washington.

I operated the pushback ( push & pull ) from gate Echo 5. Once I reached Echo 5 with the pushbacktruck with callsign KJ ,

his son Bart told about the surprise of Bokito.

KL651 heading to IAD Washington with A330-300 reg PH-AKA and a RWY18L departure. Happily I was able to film the takeoff as well from Echo-buffer Echo77.

His final landing with the PH-AKE on RWY27 and final gate Echo2.

 

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