In it’s lifetime within the RNLAF, the CH-47D Chinook has proved itself as a real workhorse. In 2012 deliveries started on six CH-47F Fox Chinooks. Three went to JNTD/302sq Fort Hood and 3 went to 298sq, Gilze-Rijen. Upgrade or replacing the current fleet of CH-47D is deplayed to 2015.

Richard Baas

Den Helder/De Kooy (EHKD)

RWY 03/21     POS 52°55'24"N 004°46'50"E     ELEV 3 ft

Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
Defence Helicopter Command

7sq NH90-NFH(on loan) Nimmer ten vang


860sq NH90-NFH
Arcens affligo
 
Edwards AFB (CA) (KEDW)

RWY 04/22, 06/24     POS 34°54'20"N 117°53'01"W     ELEV 2302 ft

Squadron Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
308th FS

323TES F-35A Impetu Feroci
Training unit for (future) RNLAF F-35A pilots.
 
Eindhoven (EHEH)

RWY 03/21     POS 51°27'00"N 005°22'28"E     ELEV 74 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


334sq Gulfstream IV
KDC-10
Do228-212
A330MRTT (o/o)
Semper et Ubique


336sq C-130H-30
C-130H
Sudore Ac Pulvere
Two Dornier 228s are part of the Coastguard, controlled by 334sq and flown from Schiphol.
 

For Air-to-Air refuelling, the RNLAF uses two former civilian DC-10’s which where transformed to KDC-10 Tanker aircraft. A third ‘normal’ DC-10 was purchased for troop/cargo transport, entered service in 2011 and was withdrawn from dutie on 31 December 2013.

Jaco Haasnoot

Fort Hood-Killeen/Robert Gray AAF (TX) (United States of America) (KGRK)

RWY 15/33, HEL     POS 31°04'02"N 097°49'44"W     ELEV 1015 ft

Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
Defence Helicopter Command

302sq AH-64DN
CH-47F
The Joint Netherlands Training Detachment was renamed 302sq in November 2013.
 
Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)

RWY 02/20, 10/28     POS 51°34'05"N 004°55'59"E     ELEV 49 ft

Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
Defence Helicopter Command

298sq CH-47D
CH-47F
Nihil Nobis Nimium


300sq AS532U2
In Mobilate Vis Nostra


301sq AH-64DN Per Sapientam Efficiens et Immortalis
Four Cougars have been re-entered service Q4 2014/Q1 2015, ex storage.
 

The mighty AH-64D Apache was delivered from 1998 and is the first and only attack helicopter. Six of them are on a permanent stay in the USA while others have operated in Afghanistan, Eritrea and Mali.

Jaco Haasnoot

Leeuwarden (EHLW)

RWY 05/23, 09/27     POS 53°13'43"N 005°45'38"E     ELEV 4 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


306sq Future MQ-9 Reaper unit Videre Vincere EST


322sq F-16AM
F-16BM
F-35A
Niet praten maar doen
Future MQ-9 Reaper unit.
 

322sq is the oldest operational squadron and has been active since 1942. It was also the first unit to receive F-16’s in 1981.

Piet Luijken

Luke AFB (AZ) (KLUF)

RWY 03L/21R, 03R/21L     POS 33°32'06"N 112°22'59"W     ELEV 1090 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
56th FW

308th FS F-35A
Training unit for (future) RNLAF F-35A pilots.
 
Tucson/Intl (AZ) (United States of America) (KTUS)

RWY 11L/29R, 11R/29L, 03/21     POS 32°06'58"N 110°56'29"W     ELEV 2641 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
162nd FW
162nd OG
Arizona ANG
148th FS F-16AM
F-16BM
Kickin' Ass AZ Arizona/NL Flag
 
Volkel (EHVK)

RWY 06R/24L, 06L/24R     POS 51°39'23"N 005°42'31"E     ELEV 72 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


312sq F-16AM
F-16BM
Audax Cum Consilio


313sq F-16AM
F-16BM
Scherpgetand
 

After the closure of Twenthe as operating main base in 2005, Volkel hosts 312sq and 313sq. With the adaption of night flying goggles and LANTIRN pods, as shown here, the F-16 is fully operational at night. This training is performed periodic

Piet Luijken

Woensdrecht (EHWO)

RWY 07/25     POS 51°26'57"N 004°20'31"E     ELEV 63 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


131(EMVO)sq PC-7M Mea Doctrina Volantes
Also based here is LCW (Logistiek Centrum Woensdrecht - Logistic Centre Woensdrecht ) taking care of heavy maintenance for RNlAF aircraft.
Stork Aerospace is also situated at this base. Maintenance for many RNlAF aircraft is performed here, but also for the KNL F-16 and Fokker aircraft of foreign states. Also many Fokkers are stored here.
 

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