Air International 1984-12
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P.Jackson - High Guardians of the Lowlands
RF-16A J-627 of No 306 Sqn and F-16A J-624 of No 311 Sqn represent the two Fighting Falcon squadrons currently operating from Volkel.
The KLu is on course to achieve its objective of becoming a single type combat aircraft force with the F-16, four squadrons having now achieved operational status.
The KLu is on course to achieve its objective of becoming a single type combat aircraft force with the F-16, four squadrons having now achieved operational status.
F-16 maintenance at Leeuwarden where conversion training on the Fighting Falcon began in April 1980.
The RF-104G D-8112, photographed by Jan A H van den Oever, was representative of No 306's previous recce equipment, operational status with the RF-16A having been attained in October 1984.
Alouette IIIs of the Groep Lichte Vliegtuigen which is under the direct control of the I Netherlands Army Corps. These now display the standard NATO helicopter camouflage scheme in which they have recently been repainted.
An NF-5A of No 314 "Redskin" Sqn, this unit being destined to retain this equipment until 1989 for the support of the ACE Mobile Force. Note the recently-adopted two-tone grey colour scheme.
One of No 314 Sqn’s NF-5As ( K-3021), elaborately painted for display purposes and flown by Lt Hans Iseke, is seen in a vertical climb.
An F-27-100 Friendship of No 334 Sqn at Soesterberg
An F27M Troopship of No 334 Sqn at Soesterberg photographed during a demonstration low-level flight past with smoke cannisters.
Operating in the Netherlands Antilles, No 336 Sqn flies two F27 Maritimes, one of which is illustrated here, the Navy providing navigators, radar operators and workshop facilities.
A BO 105C of No 299 Sqn at Deelen.