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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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With the last flight of the J-362 as 'SAW1' from Leeuwarden to Volkel on 23 January 2020 the KLu is back to 61 operational F-16's as budgetted for 2020.

Another thing to look out for is the return of the J-062 to flying service after 5 years of inactivity.

Quite some F-16's have already flown in 2020 according to several sources on social media which are updated in the list below:

Serial Code Type Unit Badge Last flown Status
J-001 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2019 Active
J-002 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-003 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020 Active
J-004 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-006 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge 322sq 2020 Active
J-008 F-16AM 313sq full color badge, no tailband 2020 Active
J-009 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-010 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ+ '148 FS', white outline toned down markings incl. Klu insignia, no tailband 2019 Active
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-013 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge 322sq 2019 Active
J-014 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-015 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-018 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-019 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-020 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 312sq 2019 Active
J-021 F-16AM 312sq toned down empthy badge 2020 Active
J-055 F-16AM 313sq no badge 2020 Active
J-060 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-061 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-062 F-16AM 313sq @ Woensdrecht toned down badge 2015 Active
J-063 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge/'MiG-29 kill' left side 2020 Active
J-064 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-065 F-16BM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office-323sq KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband 2019 Active
J-067 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-135 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2019 Active
J-144 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-146 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-197 F-16AM Volkel full color badge 311sq/toned down badge 315sq, no tailband 2020 Active
J-201 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-209 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-210 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-362 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Withdrawn from use
J-366 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-367 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-368 F-16BM 313sq full color badge/tailband + regi white outline 2019 Active
J-369 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019 Active
J-508 F-16AM Volkel no badge, no tailband 2020 Active
J-509 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-511 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-512 F-16AM Volkel no badge, no tailband 2019 Active
J-513 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 323sq 2019 Active
J-514 F-16AM 313sq full color NTM 2018 badge/no badge, no tailband 2020 Active
J-515 F-16AM 313sq no badge, no tailband 2019 Active
J-516 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-616 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 312sq/NTM sticker, no tailband 2019 Active
J-624 F-16AM 322sq toned down empthy badge, Leeuwarden tailband 2019 Active
J-628 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-630 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 312sq, right side partly visible 2020 Active
J-631 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-632 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-641 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-644 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020 Active
J-871 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-879 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-881 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Active
J-882 F-16BM 312sq regi white outline, full colour badge/tailband 2019 Active
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-881 is withdrawn from use already. Not sure about her last flight date though.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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joost wrote:J-881 is withdrawn from use already. Not sure about her last flight date though.
Could be 16-12-2019 at EHLW as SAW03

Anybody to confirm this?

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JJ Dam wrote:
joost wrote:J-881 is withdrawn from use already. Not sure about her last flight date though.
Could be 16-12-2019 at EHLW as SAW03

Anybody to confirm this?

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According to ads-b it flew the next morning as 'SAW02' a local mission. It was seen on 21 January 2020 being towed on Leeuwarden without a rudder on the vertical stabilizer.
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JPS wrote:
JJ Dam wrote:
joost wrote:J-881 is withdrawn from use already. Not sure about her last flight date though.
Could be 16-12-2019 at EHLW as SAW03

Anybody to confirm this?

JJ
According to ads-b it flew the next morning as 'SAW02' a local mission. It was seen on 21 January 2020 being towed on Leeuwarden without a rudder on the vertical stabilizer.
On 17-12-2019 it flew in the afternoon as Slammer1
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-362 wfu @ Volkel
J-881 wfu @ Leeuwarden
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Theo van den Boomen wrote:J-362 wfu @ Volkel
J-881 wfu @ Leeuwarden
Thx all for the input, 60 left....
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Other additions to the list:
- J-644 was seen flying from Leeuwarden on January 20 as AJ01 on a QRA mission (ADS-B).
- Both J-624 (which took the place of J-644 earlier in the week) and J-628 were seen flying as QRA aircraft on January 22 (photoproof).

EDIT: plus I have J-881 flying on December 18 (photoproof). It was not among the 6 F-16s flying at Leeuwarden on December 19 (last flying day at Leeuwarden in 2019).
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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[quote="JPS"][quote="Theo van den Boomen"]J-362 wfu @ Volkel
J-881 wfu @ Leeuwarden[/quote]
Thx all for the input, 60 left....[/quote]

Any chance you post the photoproof in the Aviation Photo Forum, Bunzing ?!?
regards, P.
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Pauljos2001 wrote:
Theo van den Boomen wrote: J-881 wfu @ Leeuwarden
Any chance you post the photoproof in the Aviation Photo Forum, Bunzing ?!?
See PM!
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J-010 had a Tucson tailfin in November 2019
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Thx for all the updates, please see updated list below with the latest changes in red:

Serial Code Type Unit Badge Last flown Status
J-001 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2019
J-002 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-003 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2020
J-004 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019
J-006 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge 322sq 2020
J-008 F-16AM 313sq full color badge, no tailband 2020
J-009 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-010 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband '148 FS', toned down markings incl. Klu insignia 2019
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019
J-013 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge 322sq 2019
J-014 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge 2020
J-015 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020
J-018 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-019 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-020 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 312sq 2019
J-021 F-16AM 312sq toned down empthy badge 2020
J-055 F-16AM 313sq no badge 2020
J-060 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-061 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-062 F-16AM 313sq @ Woensdrecht toned down badge 2015
J-063 F-16AM 313sq toned down badge/'MiG-29 kill' left side 2020
J-064 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-065 F-16BM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office-323sq KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband 2019
J-067 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-135 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2019
J-144 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019
J-146 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019
J-197 F-16AM Volkel full color badge 311sq/toned down badge 315sq, no tailband 2020
J-201 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-209 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-210 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-366 AZ F-16AM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-367 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-368 F-16BM 313sq full color badge/tailband + regi white outline 2019
J-369 AZ F-16BM 148th FS AZ and Tucson tailband 2019
J-508 F-16AM Volkel no badge, no tailband 2020
J-509 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-511 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-512 F-16AM Volkel no badge, no tailband 2019
J-513 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 323sq 2019
J-514 F-16AM 313sq full color NTM 2018 badge/no badge, no tailband 2020
J-515 F-16AM 313sq no badge, no tailband 2019
J-516 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019
J-616 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 312sq/NTM sticker, no tailband 2019
J-624 F-16AM 322sq toned down empthy badge, Leeuwarden tailband 2020
J-628 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-630 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 312sq, right side partly visible 2020
J-631 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-632 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019
J-641 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2019
J-644 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2020
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 2020
J-871 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019
J-879 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019
J-881 F-16AM 322sq toned down badge 2019 Withdrawn from use
J-882 F-16BM 312sq regi white outline, full colour badge/tailband 2019
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Noted today at Volkel:
J-006, no news
J-011, full color 312 badge on the left, grey 312 badge on the right. grey tailband on both sides.
J-014, no news
J-063, no news
J-136, no badge and tailband on the right. only a grey 312 badge on the left, no tailband.
J-515, no news
J-516, grey 322 badge and tailband. Landed at Volkel after maintenance at SABCA in Charleroi, so I presume it is now a 312/313 aircraft.
J-646, no news

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Addition:
Noted flying from Leeuwarden on Feb 3/4/5 was J-616, the oldest KLu F-16 still flying. So still active in 2020 (should be retired soon though).
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Bunzing wrote:Addition:
Noted flying from Leeuwarden on Feb 3/4/5 was J-616, the oldest KLu F-16 still flying. So still active in 2020 (should be retired soon though).
Gaat de J-616 FF2020 nog halen? Hoop nog een plaat van deze oudgediende met de F-35 te kunnen maken..

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