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First Aircraft Arrival F-35A "LIGHTNING II"

"October 31st 2019"

 

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 Together with around 2500 guests: Soldiers, veterans, VIP, local residents, politicians and other dignitaries,
we were awaiting the arrival of the first operational F-35 "LIGHTNING II" at Leeuwarden Airbase.

Earlier this day the F-009 had taken off from Cameri Airforce base in Italy where the european F-35 are assembled




" THE SOUND OF THE ENGINES OF THE F-35, WICH WE WILL HEAR LATER, IS PERHAPS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
SOUND OF THE WORLD! .......... FOR SOME! "

Quote : State Secretary for Defense Mrs. Barbara Visser

LIVESTREAM RNLAF FAA




"smoke in the cockpit"

1428Lt......The take-off of the Hawker Hunter F.6A G-KAXF/N294 of the Dutch Hawker Hunter Formation flown by
former F-16 pilot Jan "SKEET" Dam enroute to the holding area near Burgum / Sumar to join the formation,
during the formation with the participating aircrafts.

"BULLDOG2" one of two Volkel F-16s had a technical issue during there mission in the Delta's. "BULLDOG2" tried to solf the problem, after
running the checklist. But the problem 'smoke in the cockpit' stayed, so the pilot decide to declare a emergency, "BULLDOG1&2" where enroute
to Leeuwarden Airbase what caused a delay for the FAA F-35 flyby.

The firebrigade who was on standby for the traditional 'water saluut' was alarmed went quick to the runway to assist.
"BULLDOG2" was safe landed (1502Lt) and the escorting "BULLDOG1" went rtb to Volkel airbase.

J-017 F-16AM 312sq BULLDOG1
J-197 F-16AM 312sq BULLDOG2


"Fighter Generations"



F-009 F-35A 3xxsq NAF322A
G-KAXF/N294 Hunter.F.6A DHHF GKAXF
G-CKUE Spitfire.MK.IV Private GCKUE
J-065 F-16BM 322Tactess NAF322B
J-882 F-16AM VKL Wing NAF322C



"Finally Home"

"Meet and Greet"

"Walk around"


F -35A "LIGHTNING II"
Length ......................... 51.4 ft / 15.7 m
Speed ............................... Mach 1.6
Wingspan ......................... 35 ft / 10.7 m
Wing area ....................... 460 ft2 / 42.7 m2
Weapons payload .............. 18,000 lb / 8,160 kg
Propulsion ........................ F135-PW-100
Thrust* ............... 40,000 lb Max / 25,000 lb Mil
*Maximum Power (Max) = with afterburner Military Power (Mil) = without afterburner






Date Tailno. Type Serial No. Unit Arr. C/S First flight
- F-001/OT F-35A AN-01/09-5008 323rd TES - 09.2011, USA
- F-002/OT F-35A AN-02/10-5019 323rd TES - 05.2012, USA
- F-003 F-35A AN-03/17-5302 308thFS - 02.2019, USA
- F-004 F-35A AN-04/17-5303 308thFS - 02.2019, USA
- F-005 F-35A AN-05/17-5304 308thFS - 03.2019, USA
- F-006 F-35A AN-06/17-5305 308thFS - 02.2019, USA
- F-007 F-35A AN-07/17-5306 308thFS - 02.2019, USA
- F-008 F-35A AN-08/17-5307 308thFS - 07.2019, USA
31.10.2019 F-009 F-35A AN-09/17-5308 322Tactess NAF322A Mon 09.09.2019 Cameri, Italy
16.12.2019 F-010 F-35A AN-10/17-5309 322Tactess NAF322 Mon 04.11.2019 Cameri, Italy
14.07.2020 F-011 F-35A AN-11/18-5405 322Tactess NAF322A Tue 16.06.2020 Cameri, Italy
14.07.2020 F-012 F-35A AN-12/18-5406 322Tactess NAF322B Thu 18.06.2020 Cameri, Italy
xx.10.2020 F-013 F-35A AN-13/18-5407 3xxsq - Tue 25.08.2020 Cameri, Italy
xx.11.2020 F-014 F-35A AN-14/18-5408 3xxsq - Wed 02.09.2020 Cameri, Italy
xx.12.2020 F-015 F-35A AN-15/18-5409 3xxsq - Cameri, Italy
xx.xx.2021 F-016 F-35A AN-16/18-5410 3xxsq - Cameri, Italy
xx.xx.2021 F-017 F-35A AN-17/18-5411 3xxsq - Cameri, Italy
xx.xx.2021 F-018 F-35A AN-18/18-5412 3xxsq - Cameri, Italy


                   



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