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Skrydstrup 2020

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Celebrating 40 years of the F-16 Fighting Falcon with the Danske Flyvevabnet was Fighter Wing at EKSP on 17.01.2020.

The squadrons Esk 727 and 730 sent nine F-16AM/BM at 10.05 hrs to the sky to perfom a roundtrip to the North of Denmark (Jütland) and flew via Aalborg and Karup plus many other locations.

Departing were nine F-16AM E-004, E-016, E-075, E-599, E-603, E-604, E-606 and BM ET-197, ET-198, ET-612 (10 a/c landed). One of the BM came obviously from another base. Two further unidentified QRA jets ("Moon Beam“) departed in a Tango Scramble. After their 1 hour and 15 minutes flight most of them performed a nine ship formation over the base. Shortly afterwards clean F-16AM E-190 departed for a very nice flying display, most in full afterburner and very low. After this at least nine F-16 attacked the airfield. None of the special coloured F-16 was airborne in the morning.

In the afternoon nearly the same happened, but the formation routed via Southern Denmark, Sealand and the Kopenhagen area.

The Esk 722 detachment exchanged their EH.101 Merlin Mk.512, one unidentified arrived and M-513 departed.

Serials corrected!!! Thanks to R.J.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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The active fleet should at least be in early-January (all seen in 2019 and 2020, as noted):

F-16AM (26 a/c):

E-004 (2020), E-005, E-006, E-007, E-011, E-016, E-018, E-074, E-075
E-189, E-190 (2020), E-191 ("Dannebrog"), E-194 (60 years RDanAF fin)
E-597, E-598, E-599 (2020), E-600, E-601, E-602, E-603, E-604, E-605, E-606, E-607, E-608, E-609

F-16BM (11 a/c):

ET-022
ET-197, ET-198, ET-199
ET-207, ET-208 (special fin for Prince Frederik 50th Birthday), ET-210 (special JSF flight test programm fin)
ET-612, ET-613, ET-614, ET-615

One pilot said they have still 44 active aircraft.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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EXP 12-06:

USN aircraft ( C26 or C-130T )
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Active on 2.9. were eleven F-16AM and BM of Esk 727/730 of which AM E-017, E-075, E-107, E-597, E-607 and BM ET-198 were identified (credit to H.S.)

Seen on 11.08. were F-16AM E-006, E-008, E-017, E-601, E-608 and E-611 plus BM ET-022, ET-199 and ET-614. (credit to R.J.)

On 5.9. E-191 "Dannebrog" will fly with a second F-16 on Denmarks "Flagdag".

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 031235&z=8
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Active today for the flag day were ESK 727/730 F-16AM E-189 and E-191 (‚Dannebrog‘) plus BM ET-207 and ET-613.

(credit to R.J.)

At least three of them were part of the QRA. Obviously the ‚older‘ F-16AM and BM are mainly used for the four QRA aircrafts.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Noted on 14.09. on this very nice day were the following F-16 of Fighter Wing/Esk 727/730

Active from 9.50 to 11.45 h local were twelve F-16AM: E-004, E-006, E-008, E-189 (QRA), E-194 (QRA, still with 60 years RDanAF special painted fin), E-599, E-606, E-607, E-608, E-610, E-611 plus BM ET-199.

Taking off for the afternoon launch were eleven F-16AM: E-004, E-006, E-018, E-599, E-607, E-608, E-609, E-610, E-611 plus BM ET-198 and ET-199. They were airborne from 13.00 to 14.30h local. At 13.55 F-16AM E-600 performed a flying display. The wing has two new display pilots for the next seasons. Tomorrow the last and final check flight will happen.

The wing flew with 12 plus 11 plus the flying display and so 24 missions with 16 different F-16 were flown! The "Moon Beam" QRA was flown mainly by the earlier Block-10 F-16AM and BM with E-18_ and E-19_ serials leaving the "newer" aircraft for the other types of missions.

Towed away was F-16BM ET-207 ??.

Also seen flying two missons was Skrydstrup Stn. Flt. T-17 T-430.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Do you know about areas of acitivities? I'm currently on Langeland. Is There any website where I can check TRA's?
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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On October 1, 2020 Danske Flyvevabnet will celebrate it's 70th anniversary.

In the tradition to prepare special coloured aircraft for years for anniversaries a F-16 will get a foil showing the planned colour scheme of a Danish F-35A. Already foiled up was T-17 T-415 showing the old silver/dayglow colour scheme with large roundels of a Chipmunk T.20 in Flyvesskolan and Station Flight Service until 1976.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Active on 15.09. were Fighter Wing, Esk 727/730 F-16AM E-018, E-597, E-600 (Flying Display) plus BM ET-022, ET-198, ET-208, ET-612 and ET-614 plus five more unidentified.

Active on 16.09. were E-004,E-018, E-075, E-597 and E-610 plus three more.

Thanks to R.J.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Today 10:14 to 10:50 two F16 flying at aroud FL100-150 over Rudkøbing-Langeland. Nice air show, kind of dog flight training.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Today F-16AM E-005 was delivered from the Hovedvaerksted Aalborg in the new "special F-35A colour scheme" to Skrydstrup.

Next year all remaining Block-10 F-16 will be written from use, that include F-16AM E-189, E-190, E-191 ("Dannebrog"), E-194 and F-16BM ET-207, ET-208. So only 37 Block-15 F-16AM/BM will soldier on.

Noted at Aalborg on 22.9. was E-011 last seen flying at Fighter Wing Skrydstrup in 2019, but it should still be active.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Herby wrote: 22 Sep 2020, 21:55 Today F-16AM E-005 was delivered from the Hovedvaerksted Aalborg in the new "special F-35A colour scheme" to Skrydstrup.
Is there already a photo available of this F-16?

Thank you for the information regarding the original block 10 aircraft.

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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Yes, I got one from a friend who knows someone at Aalborg.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Herby wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 18:56 Noted on 14.09. on this very nice day were the following F-16 of Fighter Wing/Esk 727/730

Active from 9.50 to 11.45 h local were twelve F-16AM: E-004, E-006, E-008, E-189 (QRA), E-194 (QRA, still with 60 years RDanAF special painted fin), E-599, E-606, E-607, E-608, E-610, E-611 plus BM ET-199.

Taking off for the afternoon launch were eleven F-16AM: E-004, E-006, E-018, E-599, E-607, E-608, E-609, E-610, E-611 plus BM ET-198 and ET-199. They were airborne from 13.00 to 14.30h local. At 13.55 F-16AM E-600 performed a flying display. The wing has two new display pilots for the next seasons. Tomorrow the last and final check flight will happen.

The wing flew with 12 plus 11 plus the flying display and so 24 missions with 16 different F-16 were flown! The "Moon Beam" QRA was flown mainly by the earlier Block-10 F-16AM and BM with E-18_ and E-19_ serials leaving the "newer" aircraft for the other types of missions.

Towed away was F-16BM ET-207 ??.

Also seen flying two missons was Skrydstrup Stn. Flt. T-17 T-430.
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Re: Skrydstrup 2020

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Celebrating it‘s 70th anniversary on 1.10. the Flyvevabnet flew different kind of flying displays, formations, airfield attacks and SAR demonstrations with all types and squadrons all over Denmark during this day.

Noted at Skrydstrup were the following F-16AM/BM of Fighter Wing, ESK 727/730. 16(!) departing from 10h local and these were:

E-006, E-008, E-017, E-018, E-075, E-598, E-599, E-601, E-606, E-607, E-608, E-610, ET-022, ET-199 plus „Moon Beam“ QRA E-189 and ET-208.

Another ten missions were flown from 12.55h with:

E-005 („Have Glass“), E-006, E-018, E-075, E-191 („Dannebrog“), E-599, E-600, E-606, ET-199, ET-612. The two special painted F-16 stayed 2 hrs 15 min in the air with one belly tank only and flew a formation with ESK 721 C-130J-30 B-536 flying as far as Bornholm. 20 different F-16 were active and made the day most noteworthy.

Two unidentified Stn. Flt. T-17 departed. Departing around 15.45h for a flying display near Apenrade coast was a unidentified ESK 722 EH.101 Merlin Mk.512.

Visiting and fuelstopping was EC.135P2 D-HDDL of MFG 5.
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