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First RNLAF F-35A visit Leeuwarden AFB

** The new F-35A "LightningII" of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is flying May 21st, 2016 for the first time from
the United States to the Netherlands. Departure will be from the Edwards Air Force Base in California with a stop at
Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. While crossing the ocean to the Netherlands F-35 will be refueled by
the Dutch KDC-10 tankers. For the transport of material they use the C-17A.


Flightplan; RNLAF F-35A

** May 21st; F-001 & F-002 Departed +/- 1700h (Netherlands time Lt) Edwards AFB--> +/-4 hours flight with support from the
Dutch KDC-10 Tankers T-235 NAF43 & T-264 NAF44-->Arr. NAS Patuxent River, Maryland


** May 23rd; Departure to Leeuwarden AFB Oceanic crossing +/- 8 hours flight several Air to Air refueling by RNLAF KDC-10A
(T-235 NAF43 & T-264 NAF44). --> Arrival Safe landing RWY05 Leeuwarden Airbase

Arrival Flyby First RNLAF F-35A ARCHER01 F-001 & F-002 with NAF11 V-11

First RNLAF F-35A ARCHER01 F-001 323sq/OT&E safe landing Leeuwarden AFB,

Pilot; Col. Albert "VIDAL" de Smit

First RNLAF F-35A ARCHER02 F-002 323sq/OT&E safe landing Leeuwarden AFB

Pilot; Maj.Pascal "SMILEY" Smaal

** May 26th; The following days the F-35 carries include a number of Experience flights above Leeuwarden and Volkel.



** The F-35A F-001 & F-002 are also participating at the RNLAF 'Opendagen 2016' on June 10 & 11th at Leeuwarden AFB

** The F-35A F-001 & F-002 is about four weeks in the Netherlands. ETD: June 14th



RNLAF F-35 "LightningII" Pilots (2013-2016)
Major Laurens-Jan "SJOAK" Vijge --> First Flight December 18th 2013
Cdt NLD OT&E Colonel Albert "VIDAL" de Smit --> First Flight April 8th 2014
Major Ian "GLADYS" Knight --> First Flight November 1st 2014
Major Pascal "SMILEY" Smaal --> First Flight November 19th


NOTAM EHLW : Zulu +2 RWY05 AND RWY23 ARRESTING GEAR CABLES REMOVED. TEMPO REPLACED BY MOBILE AIRCRAFT ARRESTING SYSTEM AT FOLLOWING LOCATION: RWY23: 1487FT FROM BEGINNING RWY, 25M FROM THE EDGE OF THE RWY ON BOTH SIDES HEIGHT 2M. RWY05: 1442FT FROM BEGINNING RWY, 25M FROM THE EDGE OF THE RWY ON BOTH SIDES HEIGHT 2M. MAY16 06:00 2016 UNTIL JUN 24 14:00 2016.



Movements First RNLAF F-35A flights at the Netherlands

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More movements

2016

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DATESERIAL No.Type UNITCALLSIGNETA / ETD & REMARKS
15.06.201608-0003/03C-17A HAW/SACBARTOK81Support F-35A RTB States
14.06.2016T-264KDC-10 334sqNAF45Support AAR F-35A RTB States
14.06.2016T-235KDC-10 334sqNAF45Support AAR F-35A RTB States
14.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ENAF82Dep. back to the States
14.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ENAF81 Dep. back to the States
11.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER02AirPower Demo & FlyBy with Spitfire and F-16 at Air Force days
11.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01 AirPower Demo & FlyBy with F-16's at Air Force days
10.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER02AirPower Demo & FlyBy with Spitfire and F-16 at Air Force days
10.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01 AirPower Demo & FlyBy with F-16's at Air Force days
08.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER02Practice AirPower Demo & visit Cornfield range
08.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Practice AirPower Demo & visit Cornfield range
08.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Practice AirPower Demo & visit Cornfield range
07.06.2016J-065F-16BM 322TactessARCHER02Photo flight Photographer Frank Crébas
07.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Photo flight
07.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local trainings mission
06.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ESLAMMER3Local trainings mission
06.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local trainings mission (Pilot Maj.Laurens-Jan "SJOAK" Vijge)
03.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local trainings mission
02.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER02Flight along various Dutch airbases
02.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Flight along various Dutch airbases
02.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER02Local trainings mission TRA12
02.06.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local trainings mission TRA12
01.06.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local Photoflight with T-264 KDC-10
30.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local trainings mission
27.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Local trainings mission
26.05.2016J-065F-16BM 322TactessNASTY1Dep. / Arr. 2nd Perception flight LWD & Volkel
26.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Dep. / Arr. 2nd Perception flight LWD & Volkel
26.05.2016J-511F-16AM 322TactessSLAMMER1Dep. / Arr. 1st Perception flight LWD & Volkel
26.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER01Dep. / Arr. 1st Perception flight LWD & Volkel
25.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&EARCHER1Dep. Local trainings mission also Flyby "Cornfield" range
24.05.201608-0003/03C-17A HAW/SACBARTOK80Dep. NAS Patuxent River enroute --> Leeuwarden Airbase The Netherlands
23.05.2016J-065F-16BM 322TactessSLAMMER1Dep./ Arr. photo flight F-35A Photographer Frank Crébas
23.05.2016J-066F-16BM 322TactessSLAMMER2Dep./ Arr. photo flight
23.05.2016V-11G.1159C 334sqNAF11Arr. VIP Flight-> Dep. Flyby with F-35A
23.05.2016T-264KDC-10 334sqNAF44Dep. NAS Patuxent River enroute --> Eindhoven Airbase The Netherlands
23.05.2016T-235KDC-10 334sqNAF43Dep. NAS Patuxent River enroute --> Leeuwarden Airbase The Netherlands
23.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ENAF82/ARCHER02Dep. NAS Patuxent River enroute --> Leeuwarden Airbase The Netherlands (Pilot Maj.Pascal "SMILEY" Smaal)
23.05.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ENAF81/ARCHER01Dep. NAS Patuxent River enroute --> Leeuwarden Airbase The Netherlands (Pilot Col. Albert "VIDAL" de Smit)
21.05.2016T-264KDC-10 334sqNAF44Dep. Edwards AFB AAR enroute --> NAS Patuxent River
21.05.2016T-235KDC-10 334sqNAF43Dep. Edwards AFB AAR enroute --> NAS Patuxent River
21.05.2016F-002/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ENAF82Dep. Edwards AFB--> NAS Patuxent River (Pilot Maj.Pascal "SMILEY" Smaal)
21.05.2016F-001/OTF-35A 323sq/OT&ENAF81Dep. Edwards AFB--> NAS Patuxent River (Pilot Col. Albert "VIDAL" de Smit)

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