Airport Road, February 2, 2015 - On January 31st 2015 as the sunset at Princess
Juliana International Airport so did the career of Captain Age Brouwer after 27 years.
Captain Brouwer retired after touching down at PJIA for the last time at 6:24PM to a
large gathering of WINAIR staff members on the Tarmac.
Captain Brouwer was given a water salute by the airport fire department after his final
landing, witnessed by president of WINAIR's board Mr. Georges Greaux, CEO Mr.
Michael Cleaver, his wife Ms. Celia Martinez Brouwer, daughters Anjelica Brouwer,
Diana Brouwer and a large cross section of employees from every department in the
Captain Brouwer's final flight arrived from SABA where he was surprised with the large
turnout. Saba representatives included Johnson Travel Services, the island government
of Saba, former Senators Will Johnson and Vernon Hassell, Airport Management, Air
Traffic Controllers, Security personnel, Fire Department, were all in attendance to bid a
The well respected and admired WINAIR captain was presented with gifts, cards, hugs,
happy birthday and cheers of " SABA Loves you Captain Brouwer". Some tears were
shed as well. Captain Brouwer has been working with WINAIR since 1984 and is now
retired at the age of 65. In 2013 the island Government of Saba honored Brouwer
during the annual Saba Day Celebration.
WINAIR continued its celebration across from its corporate office until late Saturday
evening. During a brief speech Captain Brouwer expressed how much he loved working
for the national airline.
Photo: from L to R: daughter Diana Brouwer, Captain Age
Brouwer, Wife Celia Martinez-Brouwer, and daughter Angelica Brouwer.