Air International 2020-11
S.van Roij - Dutch masters
The PC-7 in its original yellow colours preparing to land at Gilze-Rijen in 2005
The special scheme on this PC-7 trainer marked the 131 EMVO Squadron's 30th anniversary with Royal Netherlands Air Force in 2018.
The 131 EMVO Squadron's home is at Woensdrecht, the most southwestern air base in the Netherlands
A student pilot checks Gilze-Rijen's CTR (controlled traffic region) during a low approach to the air base
Capt Pieter in front of one of the EMVO squadron's PC-7s at Woensdrecht air base
Prior to upgrading, the fleet of PC-7 trainers had analogue cockpit layouts. They were the last RNLAF aircraft to change to digital instruments.
The Cockpit Procedure Trainers have had to be renewed in line with the new digital cockpits
Student and pilot trainer prepare for take-off in the new, digitally-equipped PC-7