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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-015 departed from Charleroi and currently active as "COWBY01" according ADS-B. This confirms the announced FCF on KLU Twitter.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Marcel V wrote: 13 Jul 2021, 15:00 J-015 departed from Charleroi and currently active as "COWBY01" according ADS-B. This confirms the announced FCF on KLU Twitter.
I think she landed at Woensdrecht.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Bennie wrote: 13 Jul 2021, 20:08
Marcel V wrote: 13 Jul 2021, 15:00 J-015 departed from Charleroi and currently active as "COWBY01" according ADS-B. This confirms the announced FCF on KLU Twitter.
I think she landed at Woensdrecht.
Negative, flew Charleroi > Volkel after a 300 hrs inspection, done by SABCA.

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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Thanks again to all who contributed last month.

On the 5th of July the last remaining 4 F-16's of 322sq were ferried from Leeuwarden to Volkel. The borrowed 312sq F-16B J-882 stayed a little longer but returned on the 20th back to Volkel. KTV seems to be still operating from Leeuwarden and their F-16B J-066 remains at the Frisian air base for now.

312sq has now 37 airframes and rebatching of the F-16's on Volkel continues, unfortunately this month only toned down badges and tailbands were applied.

In Tucson another F-16 was seen with toned down markings and it was confirmed that all airframes of 148FS have flown in 2021.

The J-015 returned from SABCA to Volkel while the J-013 and J-516 arrived at the LCW at Woensdrecht.

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

Leeuwarden Flight Test Office (1x F-16BM):
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband, Frisian ventral fin band 2021

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

Volkel 312sq (35 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 North Brabantian tailband 2021 OGMA Alverca 08jun2021
J-006 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-008 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge right, full colour badge left side, toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-013 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 12apr2021
J-014 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-015 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 26jan2021
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-020 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-021 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-055 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-060 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 7may2021
J-062 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-063 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband + 'MiG-29 kill' left side 2021
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2021 SABCA Charleroi 11may2021
J-144 F-16AM 312sq full color 323sq badge and Frisian tailband 2021
J-146 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-197 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-201 F-16AM 312sq full colour TCA badge and Frisian tailband 2021
J-367 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2020 SABCA Charleroi 2dec2020
J-368 F-16BM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband + regi white outline 2021
J-508 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-509 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and full colour Frisian tailband 2021
J-512 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-514 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-515 F-16AM 312sq full colour badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-516 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 22jul2021
J-628 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-632 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-641 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-644 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-871 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-879 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-882 F-16BM 312sq full colour badge and North Brabantian tailband, regi white outline 2021
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-882 is blijkbaar op 04-08-2021 NM (14:40//15:18Lt) overgevlogen van Volkel naar Woensdrecht. En zou daar gereed gemaakt worden voor aflevering aan de firma Draken.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 26jan2021
At Volkel, not sure when she arrived though.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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According ADSB; J-367 just performed FCF, originating from Charleroi, as "COWBY21", incl. T&G @ Eindhoven. Now back at Volkel
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joost wrote: 10 Aug 2021, 08:10
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 26jan2021
At Volkel, not sure when she arrived though.
Departed Woensdrecht for Volkel on 15jun2021 as Bulldog01 (according to movements SGV and Scramble movements 507).
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Leeuwarden Flight Test Office (1x F-16BM):
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office KTV badge, 'AFB Leeuwarden' tailband, Frisian ventral fin band 2021

It arrived at Volkel on 02-08-2021 so according to the overview there are no F-16s anymore at Leeuwarden...
AFB Leeuwarden has been replaced by Volkel and also the Frisian ventral fin band has been replaced by a Noord-Brabant band.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Thanks again for all the contributions.

With the return from maintenance of the J-367 from Charleroi to Volkel on August 11, all remaining 48 operational F-16's have flown in 2021.

On the second day of August the last remaining operational F-16 at Leeuwarden, the J-066 of the Flight Test Office, was ferried to Volkel. Two days later it was already seen deprived from any references to Leeuwarden and in Volkel colours. Tucson and Volkel are now the remaining bases with Dutch F-16 operations.

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

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

Volkel 312sq (35 x F-16AM + 2 x F-16BM) + Flight Test Office (1 x F-16BM):
J-003 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021 OGMA Alverca 08jun2021
J-006 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-008 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge right, full colour badge left side, toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-013 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 12apr2021
J-014 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-015 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-020 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-021 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-055 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-060 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 7may2021
J-062 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-063 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband + 'MiG-29 kill' left side 2021
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office 'Orange Jumper' badge, orange 'Volkel' tailband, North Brabantian ventral fin band 2021
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2021 SABCA Charleroi 11may2021
J-144 F-16AM 312sq full color 323sq badge and Frisian tailband 2021
J-146 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-197 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-201 F-16AM 312sq full colour TCA badge left side/toned down badge 322sq right side and full colour Frisian tailband 2021
J-367 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-368 F-16BM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband + regi white outline 2021
J-508 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-509 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and full colour Frisian tailband 2021
J-512 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-514 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-515 F-16AM 312sq full colour badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-516 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 22jul2021
J-628 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-632 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-641 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-644 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-871 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-879 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-882 F-16BM 312sq full colour badge and North Brabantian tailband, regi white outline 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 4aug2021
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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J-067 lost its tailband too. It only has a t/d insignia.
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J-628 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
From what I have understood, she is done flying and withdrawn from use recently.
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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Thank you for the contributions.

The amount of remaining operational F-16's was reduced to 47 with the withdrawal from use of the J-628. It was last noted flying a local mission on Volkel on July 26, 2021.

The J-013 and J-060 returned from maintenance to Volkel from Woensdrecht.

In the US another F-16 lost its trademark Tucson tailband in favour of toned down markings.

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

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


Volkel 312sq (34 x F-16AM + 2 x F-16BM) + Flight Test Office (1 x F-16BM):
J-003 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-005 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021 OGMA Alverca 08jun2021
J-006 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-008 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-011 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge right, full colour badge left side, toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-013 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-014 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-015 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-016 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-017 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-020 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-021 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-055 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-060 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-062 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-063 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and toned down North Brabantian tailband + 'MiG-29 kill' left side 2021
J-066 F-16BM Flight Test Office Orange Jumper badge, orange 'Volkel' tailband, North Brabantian ventral fin band 2021
J-136 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge (only left side), no tailband 2021 SABCA Charleroi 11may2021
J-144 F-16AM 312sq full color 323sq badge and Frisian tailband 2021
J-146 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-197 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-201 F-16AM 312sq full colour TCA badge left side/toned down badge 322sq right side and full colour Frisian tailband 2021
J-367 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-368 F-16BM 312sq full color badge and North Brabantian tailband + regi white outline 2021
J-508 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-509 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and full colour Frisian tailband 2021
J-512 F-16AM 312sq full color badge and no tailband 2021
J-514 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-515 F-16AM 312sq full colour badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-516 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 22jul2021
J-632 F-16AM 312sq no badge and tailband 2021
J-641 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-644 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-646 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and North Brabantian tailband 2021
J-871 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge and no tailband 2021
J-879 F-16AM 312sq toned down badge 322sq and Frisian tailband 2021
J-882 F-16BM 312sq full colour badge and North Brabantian tailband, regi white outline 2021 LCW Woensdrecht 4aug2021
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Re: Operational Dutch F-16's

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148FS announced that in July 2022 the Klu detachment on Tucson will be terminated. Some sources claim that the 148FS F-16's will be scrapped in the US because transfer costs back to the Netherlands would be too high.

However over the past year, 6 out of 10 F-16's of 148FS have been repainted, which in itself would be strange if you would scrap them in the near future. Could it be they will not be scrapped, but are part of the recently announced first batch of 12 F-16's for Draken International?
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The 148 FS Dutch F-16's are sold and will stay in de USA for agressor training.
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