Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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f4phantom wrote:Hawker hunter leaving
12:35 laag over Sneek... yay!
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Richard from Rotterdam wrote:F-008 has just departed on its way to Vliehors range and then back to the US. F-001 probably still unserviceable.
Anyone for the callsighn of this bird?

Grtz,

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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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ypenburg63 wrote:
Richard from Rotterdam wrote:F-008 has just departed on its way to Vliehors range and then back to the US. F-001 probably still unserviceable.
Anyone for the callsighn of this bird?

Grtz,

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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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ypenburg63 wrote:
Richard from Rotterdam wrote:F-008 has just departed on its way to Vliehors range and then back to the US. F-001 probably still unserviceable.
Anyone for the callsighn of this bird?

Grtz,

R.
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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But F001 still there?
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Alpha Kilo One wrote:But F-001 still there?
Yes, reported to be parked in a hangar for repairs.
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Did the F-001 leave for the US in the meantime?
Or still unserviceable?
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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F001 "first of the many" still waiting for ANWB technical services?
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Alpha Kilo One wrote:F001 "first of the many" still waiting for ANWB technical services?
It looks like this info is not shared as this might give the F-35 (again) a bad reputation... :?
It was already 'demonstrated' during the show on Friday that the F-001 had an issue during start up...
In case still at Volkel, the issue is most likely serious.
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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https://www.bd.nl/uden-veghel-e-o/kapot ... l~a4eaf892

So it's not hidden from the public that it's still broken.
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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nilsko wrote:So it's not hidden from the public that it's still broken.
Of course the info cannot be swept under the carpet... :wink:
It was clear that the F-001 had an issue while starting up in front of the audience.
The main question remains whether it is still broken after almost 1,5 week (the article is from June 18th).
That info (status quo) is not known or not shared for whatever reason.
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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It's no secret... the airframe is still at Volkel AB.
The current status of repair or maintenance is unknown to me,
but be sure: safety first!

I still believe it's a magnificent airplane and sometimes these things occur.
My car was in the garage because of a red light and it took the specialists three weeks to find out what was wrong.
And I was lucky to have a bike as a backup vehicle :lol:
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Re: Departures after Luchtmachtdagen

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Ok thanks!
If repaired, that could probably mean some testflights before crossing the Atlantic.
Or just keep it at Volkel! ;-)
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