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RNlAF F-16's for sale

RNlAF F-16's for sale

April 13th gave a rare opportunity to take a ride in the time machine and wander around Volkel airbase, The Netherlands, like it used to be in the '80's and early'90's. At the former 306 Sqn ramp (Safari-park), which has not been used for many years now, 19x F-16 were placed in line for about 200…
NATO Tiger Meet 2010

NATO Tiger Meet 2010

From October 4th - 15th the skies over Holland were filled with the tigers roarrr produced by some 50 aircraft participating in the NATO Tiger Meet 2010. 313 Squadron based at RNLAF Volkel was host to this annual exercise organised by the NATO Tiger Association (NTA). It was the largest exercise…
Ralph "Sheik" Aarts last performance

Ralph "Sheik" Aarts last performance

Just before 3PM at this Autumn Afternoon, Captain Ralph "Sheik" Aarts set the throttle to full military power in order to take off for his last flight as demonstration pilot of the RNLAF F-16 Demoteam. For 3 years he has represented the Royal Netherlands Air Force across Europe as well as the USA at…
Luchtmachtdagen 2004

Luchtmachtdagen 2004

Four years after my first Air Show at Volkel Air Base have past before the Air Base was assigned to organise the Open Days of the Royal Netherlands Air force again. In 2000 the show was held in September due to the war in Kosovo, this year it was in June as common. The weekend of June 18-19th was…