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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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F-16BM J-368 is now with 312 Sqn full color badge.

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Another addition: J-644 was noted flying from Leeuwarden today, 1 Feb 2021.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Het lijkt er op dat (bijna) alle Volkel F-16's een full color 312 badge gaan krijgen! Alle kisten in de hangaar zijn reeds allemaal voorzien van hun nieuwe badge namelijk!

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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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GoldenPlane wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 16:13 Het lijkt er op dat (bijna) alle Volkel F-16's een full color 312 badge gaan krijgen! Alle kisten in de hangaar zijn reeds allemaal voorzien van hun nieuwe badge namelijk!

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312 Sqn werd opgericht in 1951, dus dit jaar 70 jaar geleden :bday:
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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GoldenPlane wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 16:13 Het lijkt er op dat (bijna) alle Volkel F-16's een full color 312 badge gaan krijgen! Alle kisten in de hangaar zijn reeds allemaal voorzien van hun nieuwe badge namelijk!

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J-017 had vandaag nog een toned-down badge op de fin (portside) tijdens de approach op Schiphol.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Thank you all for the updates.

Main news of February 2021 was that 312sq started to equip their F-16's with full colour badges. On the 4th the J-062 lost its badge after 1 mission, it seems that the others are painted in stead of applying stickers...

The J-061 joined 312sq end of January from Leeuwarden, flew a mission on the 4th and was withdrawn from use. This leaves an active fleet of 51 airframes, with 29 airframes of the 41 airframes in the Netherlands already flown.

The J-515 returned to Volkel from maintenance at Woensdrecht on February 19 and received full color badges and tailband on the 25th.

Please find below the February 2021 list with the updates in red:

Volkel
312sq: 27 x F-16AM + 2 x F-16BM

Leeuwarden

322sq: 11 x F-16AM
323sq FTO: 1x F-16BM

Tucson
148FS: 5 x F-16AM + 5 x F-16BM

Serial Code Type Unit Badge & Tailband Last flown Maintenance
J-003 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 LCW Woensdrecht 19nov2020
J-004 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020
J-006 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 25aug2020
J-008 F-16AM 312sq full color badge, no tailband 2021
J-010 AZ F-16AM 148th FS toned down badge, Tucson tailband, white outline AZ+'148 FS', toned down markings 2020
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge right, full colour badge left side, toned down tailband 2020 LCW Woensdrecht 27nov2020
J-013 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-014 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 LCW Woensdrecht 9nov2020
J-015 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 20nov2020
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 26jan2021
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-018 AZ F-16AM 148th FS toned down badge, Tucson tailband 2021
J-019 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-020 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-021 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband 2021
J-055 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-060 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-062 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 313sq with no background, no tailband, 900sq sticker tail left 2021
J-063 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband + 'MiG-29 kill' left side 2021
J-064 AZ F-16BM 148th FS no tailband , toned down markings incl. Klu insignia 2020
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office-323sq KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband, Frisian ventral fin band 2020
J-067 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2021
J-144 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-146 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021 OGMA Alverca 06jan2021
J-197 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-201 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-209 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-210 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-366 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-367 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 2dec2020
J-368 F-16BM 312sq full color badge and tailband + regi white outline 2020
J-369 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-508 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 30oct2020
J-509 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 12oct2020
J-511 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-512 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-513 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 323sq and Leeuwarden tailband 2021
J-514 F-16AM 312sq full color 313sq NTM 2018 badge left side, no badge right side, no tailband 2021
J-515 F-16AM 312sq full colour badge and tailband 2021
J-516 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-628 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-630 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 312sq and tailband, right side full color badge 2021
J-632 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-641 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband (Frisian tailband on rudder) 2021
J-644 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020
J-871 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-879 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-882 F-16BM 312sq full colour badge and tailband, regi white outline 2021
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Excellent updates on the active Dutch F-16S,

I can confirm from an earlier comment that J-142 has indeed been scrapped and was not transferred for spares to the Portuguese. Additionally the Instructional F-16 at Kleine Brogel is in-fact J-624 F-16AM :D

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J-011 312 Sq departure Woensdrecht as "Bullet01"to Volkel on 300321 - badges & tail same as before mx
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J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020
J-646 made a FCF test flight yesterday, callsign CWBY21
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020
Now visible as "TIGER01" on ADS-B. Twiiter Volkel mentions another FCF flight.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Thank you all again for the updates.

Main news of March 2021 was that all operational F-16's at Volkel have flown in 2021. What remains are 6 airframes (4x312sq, 2x322sq) which are in maintenance since last year and the testbed J-066 which still need to be taken into the sky this year. No sightings yet from the 148FS from Tucson.

The J-197 went to the LCW and took the place from the J-003 and the J-011. The J-646 also came back to Volkel from SABCA Charleroi.

Please find below the March 2021 list with the updates in red:

Leeuwarden 322sq (11 x F-16AM), 323sq FTO (1x F-16BM):
J-060 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office-323sq KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband, Frisian ventral fin band 2020
J-144 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-201 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-367 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 2dec2020
J-509 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 12oct2020
J-511 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-513 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 323sq and Leeuwarden tailband 2021
J-628 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-644 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-871 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-879 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021

Tucson 148FS (5 x F-16AM + 5 x F-16BM):
J-004 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-010 AZ F-16AM 148th FS toned down badge, Tucson tailband, white outline AZ+'148 FS', toned down markings 2020
J-018 AZ F-16AM 148th FS toned down badge, Tucson tailband 2021
J-019 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-064 AZ F-16BM 148th FS no tailband , toned down markings incl. Klu insignia 2020
J-067 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-209 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-210 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-366 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-369 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020

Volkel 312sq (27 x F-16AM + 2 x F-16BM):
J-003 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-006 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 25aug2020
J-008 F-16AM 312sq full color badge, no tailband 2021
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge right, full colour badge left side, toned down tailband 2021
J-013 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-014 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 LCW Woensdrecht 9nov2020
J-015 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 20nov2020
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 26jan2021
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-020 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband 2021
J-021 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband 2021
J-055 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-062 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and tailband 2021
J-063 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband + 'MiG-29 kill' left side 2021
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2021
J-146 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021 OGMA Alverca 06jan2021
J-197 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 4mar2021
J-368 F-16BM 312sq full color badge and tailband + regi white outline 2021
J-508 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 30oct2020
J-512 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-514 F-16AM 312sq full color 313sq NTM 2018 badge left side, empthy badge right side, no tailband 2021
J-515 F-16AM 312sq full colour badge and tailband 2021
J-516 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-630 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 312sq and tailband, right side full color badge 2021
J-632 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-641 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband (Frisian tailband on rudder) 2021
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-882 F-16BM 312sq full colour badge and tailband, regi white outline 2021
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In addition: F-16BM J-066 made its first flight in 2021 this afternoon (April 1, 2021).

And I don't think this KTV jet is still assigned to 323 Sqn as listed, since this squadron was disestablished as F-16 squadron in late October 2014 and re-established as F-35 Squadron at Eglin AFB a few days later.
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J-509 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 12oct2020
Now performing FCF flight as "Cowby21" and moving north over AMS.
Source: ADSB
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J-509 heeft een iets ander uiterlijk nu. Zie hier
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Thank you all again for the updates.

Main news of April 2021 was that 2 F-16's were withdrawn from use, the J-630 from 312sq on the 13th and the J-511 from 322sq which made its last flight to Volkel two days later. What remains are 49 airframes which are considerable lower compared to the planned 55 operational airframes for 2021.

More positive news on the J-509 which flew for the first time in 2021 to Leeuwarden from SABCA Charleroi on the 15th and got a full colour badge and tailband on the 28th! The J-641 also got some new colours in the form of Tiger Meet 313sq badge and tailband stickers on the 26th, before departing to Beja with 9 others on Friday the 30th.

Please find below the April 2021 list with the updates in red:

Leeuwarden 322sq (10 x F-16AM), Flight Test Office (1x F-16BM):
J-060 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband, Frisian ventral fin band 2021
J-144 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-201 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-367 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 2dec2020
J-509 F-16AM 322sq full colour badge and tailband 2021
J-513 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 323sq and Leeuwarden tailband 2021
J-628 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-644 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-871 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-879 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge and tailband 2021

Tucson 148FS (5 x F-16AM + 5 x F-16BM):
J-004 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-010 AZ F-16AM 148th FS toned down badge, Tucson tailband, white outline AZ+'148 FS', toned down markings 2020
J-018 AZ F-16AM 148th FS toned down badge, Tucson tailband 2021
J-019 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-064 AZ F-16BM 148th FS no tailband , toned down markings incl. Klu insignia 2020
J-067 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-209 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-210 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2021
J-366 AZ F-16AM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2020
J-369 AZ F-16BM 148th FS Tucson tailband 2021

Volkel 312sq (26 x F-16AM + 2 x F-16BM):

J-003 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-006 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-008 F-16AM 312sq full color badge, full colour tailband 2021
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge right, full colour badge left side, toned down tailband 2021
J-013 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-014 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 LCW Woensdrecht 9nov2020
J-015 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 20nov2020
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 26jan2021
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-020 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband 2021
J-021 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband 2021
J-055 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-062 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and tailband 2021
J-063 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down tailband + 'MiG-29 kill' left side 2021
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2021
J-146 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021 OGMA Alverca 06jan2021
J-197 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 4mar2021
J-368 F-16BM 312sq full color badge and tailband + regi white outline 2021
J-508 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 30oct2020
J-512 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-514 F-16AM 312sq full color 313sq NTM 2018 badge left side, empthy badge right side, no tailband 2021
J-515 F-16AM 312sq full colour badge and tailband 2021
J-516 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-632 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-641 F-16AM 312sq full color sticker 313sq NTM 2021 and special full colour tailband 'Tigermeet Beja 2021' 2021
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and tailband 2021
J-882 F-16BM 312sq full colour badge and tailband, regi white outline 2021
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