Last Pushback & Flight of Captain Hein Kuipers @ KLM
Captain Hein Kuipers made his last flight due to retirement at KLM.
Together with First Officer Geert-Jaap Sisterman and Seconde Officer Joël Prak as his ‘Wingmen’ heading for final destination Paramaribo and back Amsterdam.
As surprise ( orchestrated by retired KLM Captain Henk de Vries) I operated the pushback of KL713 as a push&pull abeam Alpha 16 from stand F4.
KL713 got operated with a B777-300ER reg PHBVW.
Backflight KL714 was the first flight in the very early morning.
Captain Hein landed at 5:02am on runway 27 and after vacating the runway taxying to final stand Echo 19.
Flight KL714 got operated with the first B777-300ER of our fleet and the most special edition.
The ‘Orange Pride ‘ with reg PHBVA