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Weapons Instructor Course (WIC)2021 "BANZAI"



Weapons Instructor Course (WIC)2021

The Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) (Former FWIT) is the training to become a weapons instructor. The training lasts more than 6 months.
The Students and the Instructor Pilots (IP) are the most talented and experienced 6 F-16, 7 F-35 and 3 C-130 pilots and 2 Patriot Operators, 5 Intell officers and
2 Air Battle Managers are allowed to follow the training. Participants in 2021 will come from Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.
WIC takes place from May 3rd to October 22nd.

The seven-month course consists of three flying phases:

AIR-TO-AIR phase
AIR-TO-GROUND (SURFACE) phase
MISSION EMPLOYMENT phase


AIR-TO-AIR PHASE

The Air-to-Air phase will be from May until July
The air-to-air phase, begins with basic fighter maneuvers (BFM), --> air combat maneuvering (ACM),
If the Students have successfully completed this phase.
The next phase starts with --> tactical intercepts (TI),--> finally by air combat training (ACT).
After this period there will be a holiday stop until August 2th.


F-16AM Belgium(BAF) 4 Students, 4 Instr.Pilots
FA-94 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 28-05 BAF411 / Dep. 23-06 BAF501

FA-127 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 28-05 BAF412 / Dep. 16-07 BAF511
FA-132 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 28-05 BAF271 / Dep. 07-06 BAF272
FA-129 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 28-05 BAF272 / Dep. 16-07 BAF285


FA-126 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 31-05 BAF501 / Dep. 16-07 BAF512


FA-130 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 07-06 BAF272 / 01-07 VIPER.. W/O Ground incident, Pilot (IP) Ejected

01-07-2021: F-16 collides with Leeuwarden Air Base building.....
A pilot (IP) of a Belgian F-16 had to use his ejection seat while preparing for the morning flights at the air base
in Leeuwarden. His F-16 then collided with a building (see picture below). Two people were injured in the incident.


The pilot (IP) rescued himself with the ejection seat within seconds, but suffered injuries to his leg.
The crew chief suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to the hospital in Leeuwarden and are "well according to
the circumstances", according to base commander Henk "SHAGGY" Doorten. No one was in the building at the time of the accident.
The device was heavily damaged.

FA-107 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 23-06 BAF504 / Dep. 16-07 BAF501
FA-91 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 06-07 BAF252 / Dep. 16-07 BAF251


F-35A The Netherlands (RNLAF), 4 Students
F-012 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-017 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-018 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden


F-16AM The Netherlands (RNLAF), 2 Students
J-020 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 28-05 STING2 / Dep. 18-06 BONZO3


J-641 F-16AM 312sq/TD Arr. 28-05 STING3 / Dep.03-06 KING3
J-055 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 28-05 STING4 / Dep. 18-06 BONZO2
J-632 F-16AM 312sq/nmk Arr. 03-06 BONZO1 / Dep. 18-06 BONZO1
J-641 F-16AM 312sq/TD Arr. 17-06 CRACK1 / Dep. 16-07 FIST1
J-008 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 17-06 FIST1 / Dep. 16-07 FIST2
J-017 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 17-06 FIST2 / Dep. 16-07 METAL1
J-201 F-16AM 322TT/TCA Based LWD / Dep. 16-07 METAL2
End of an Era F-16 operations Leeuwarden Airbase "1979-2021"


FIGHTERS WIC Students / IP
Mission callsign's FLANKER.., PANTHER.., VIPER..

Support Air-to-Air Phase WIC2021
31+24 EF2000(T) TaktLwG73 Arr. 01-06 GAFS04 / Dep. 01-06 GAFS04
N-116MA LJ-36A Skyline AV Arr. 12-07 IGOR / Dep. 15-07 IGOR
SE-GHB MU-2B-20 Saab.nyge.Aero Arr 12-07 IVAN / Dep. 15-07 IVAN

AIR-LAND Operations

AIR-LAND Operations:
In Week 27--> July 5th until 09th, Week33--> August 16th until 20th, Week39 --> August 27th until October 1st
Components of this exercise are, under radar threat, tactical movement on low altitudes, carrying out so-called Air-Land Operations at
maritime air base De Kooy and Leeuwarden Air Base and practicing with the so-called Cargo Delivery System-Drops(CDS). To safely place the
affected cargo to be dropped from the aircraft on the intended position, it is necessary that the aircraft concerned can fly sufficiently
low during the approach and departure of the procedures whereby the flight procedures are designed in such a way that the fall below the
minimum flight altitude is limited.


Week 27--> July 5th until 09th,
G-273 C-130H-30 Hercules 336sq Arr. 28-06 NAF36 / Dep. 29-06 ROGUE11
G-273 C-130H-30 Hercules 336sq Arr. 02-07 REBEL2 / Dep. 09-07 DEVIL01

G-988 C-130H Hercules 336sq Arr. 02-07 REBEL1 / Dep. 02-07 REBEL1
07-8614/RS C-130J-30 Hercules 37AS/86AW Arr. 06-07 HERKY37 / Dep. 09-07 HERKY37

Mission callsign's DEVIL.., HERKY.., REBEL.., ROGUE..

Week33--> August 16th until 20th,
G-781 C-130H Hercules 336sq Arr. 13-08 NAF71 / Dep. 16-08 ROGUE11
G-781 C-130H Hercules 336sq Arr. 17-08 NAF71 / Dep. 20-08 DEVIL01

Mission callsign's DEVIL.., ROGUE..

WEEK39 --> August 27th until October 1st,
54+07 Airbus A400M LTD62 Arr.24-09 GAF413 / 01-10 GAF413
G-273 C-130H-30 Hercules 336sq Arr. 27-09 DEVIL01 / Dep. 01-10 NAF73

Mission callsign's DEVIL.., FANG..


AIR-TO-GROUND (SURFACE) PHASE


AIR-TO-GROUND (SURFACE) PHASE:

The "Air-to-Ground" (Surface) phase begins at August 02th until September 17th.
the "Air-to-Ground"(Surface) phase begins with --> basic range missions --> basic surface attack --> and by opposed surface attack.
The dropping of "Live" and Dummy bombs during the "Air-to-Ground" (Surface) training practiced will be at various shooting ranges with JTAC teams
for example at the Vliehors "Cornfield" range at Vlieland, the Netherlands. For the final phase to combine all the learned lessons




F-16AM Belgium(BAF) 4 Students, 4 Instr.Pilots
FA-132 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF292 / Dep. 17-09 BAF501


FA-135 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF264 / Dep. 17-09 BAF504

FA-81 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF451 / Dep. 17-09 BAF502


FA-127 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF452 / Dep. 17-09 BAF503


FA-129 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF252 / Dep. 08-10 VIPER12 / BAF432


F-35A The Netherlands (RNLAF), 4 Students
F-009,F-010 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-011,F-012 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-015,F-016 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-017,F-018 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden


F-16AM The Netherlands (RNLAF), 2 Students
J-515 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 02-08 METAL1 / Dep. 17-09 BULLDOG1


J-514 F-16AM 312sq/TD Arr. 02-08 METAL2 / Dep. 17-09 CRACK1

J-014 F-16AM 312sq/nmk Arr. 02-08 METAL4 / Dep. 16-09 DIANA


F-35A 332Skv NORWAY (RNoAF), 3 Students, 4 Instr.Pilots
5208 F35A 332SKV Arr. 10-08 NOW332C / Dep. 22-09 NOW332A
5387 F35A 332SKV Arr. 10-08 NOW332D / Dep. 08-10 NOW332D


5388 F35A 332SKV Arr. 10-08 NOW332E / Dep. 08-10 NOW332E
5148 F35A 332SKV Arr. 11-08 NOW332A / Dep. 08-10 NOW332A
"Spirit of Little Norway"


5207 F35A 332SKV Arr. 11-08 NOW332A / Dep. 22-09 NOW332B
5149 F35A 332SKV Arr. 22-09 NOW332A / Dep. 08-10 NOW332
5206 F35A 332SKV Arr. 22-09 NOW332B / Dep. 08-10 NOW332


FIGHTERS WIC Students / IP
Mission callsign's FLANKER.., PANTHER.., VIPER..

Support WIC2021 Air-to-Ground (Surface) Phase
SE-MKG ATR72-600 Braathens Arr. 30-07 BRX8601 from Ørland, Norway
SE-MKG ATR72-600 Braathens Arr. 30-07 BRX9602 to Malmo, Sweden
FB-14 F-16BM 2 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF251 / Dep. 02-08 BAF251
01 C-17A SAC/HAW Arr. / Dep. 03-08 BARTOK63 from/to Ørland, Norway
01 C-17A SAC/HAW Arr. from Ørland, Norway / Dep. 04-08 BARTOK63 to Eindhoven
45+13 Tor. IDST TaktLwG51 Arr. / Dep. 10-08 GAFM52
ES-NSH SAAB2000 NYXAir Arr. 03-09 OJ/NYX758 / Dep. NYX759
90-0818/SP F-16CM50CF 480FS/52FW Arr. 10-09 WARHAWK01 / Dep. 17-09 WEASEL01 various SEAD msn
90-0828/SP F-16CM50CF 480FS/52FW Arr. 10-09 WARHAWK02 / Dep. 17-09 WARHAWK04 various SEAD msn
90-0833/SP F-16CM50CF 480FS/52FW Arr. 10-09 WARHAWK03 / Dep. 17-09 WARHAWK01 various SEAD msn
91-0344/SP F-16CM50CF 480FS/52FW Arr. 10-09 WARHAWK04 / Dep. 17-09 WARHAWK02 various SEAD msn
91-0360/SP F-16CM50CF 480FS/52FW Arr. 10-09 WARHAWK15 / Dep. 17-09 WEASEL02 various SEAD msn
96-0080/SP F-16CM50CF 480FS/52FW Arr. 10-09 WARHAWK16 / Dep. 17-09 WARHAWK03 various SEAD msn



F-GUKC Grob G-120A-F EADS-CATS / FAF Arr. 13-09 / Dep. 15-09 FGUKC/FAF6524

Mission times:

During the WIC2021 the students and their Instructors will make 2 waves a day (0850-1000LT and 1300-1400LT)
besite the regular flying Program of the Leeuwarden based F-35's (F-16's until July 5th.)

Weapons school intergation Phase (WSINT) : "END EX"


Large Force employment exercise:
"END EX"

The "Mission Employment"phase begins at September 27th until October 8th.
The students end with the Large Force employment exercise. The emphasis is on expanding leadership qualities.
To do this, the trainees are put in charge of large formations of different types of combat and support aircraft in total more then 50 aircrafts participating.
This gives them experience in planning, executing and evaluating major flight operations.

F-16AM Belgium(BAF) 4 Students, 4 Instr.Pilots
FA-129 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 02-08 BAF252 / Dep. 08-10 VIPER12 / BAF432
FA-127 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 24-09 BAF511 / Dep. 08-10 MAZE44/BAF444
FA-81 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 24-09 BAF521 / Dep. 08-10 VIPER14 / BAF434
FA-91 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 24-09 BAF251 / Dep. 08-10 VIPER13 / BAF433
FA-132 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 28-09 BAF264 / Dep. 08-10 VIPER11 / BAF431
FB-22 F-16BM 2 Wing Arr. / Dep. 28-09 BAF262 Ferry Flight Pilot FA-132
FA-70 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 30-09 BAF264 / Dep. 08-10 MAZE42/BAF442
FB-22 F-16BM 2 Wing Arr. / Dep. 30-09 BAF262 / BAF231 Ferry Flight Pilot FA-70
FA-133 F-16AM 2 Wing Arr. 01-10 BAF261 / Dep. 08-10 MAZE41/BAF441
FA-134 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 01-10 BAF501 / Dep. 08-10 FLANKER01
FA-119 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 01-10 BAF502 / Dep. 08-10 MAZE43/BAF443
FA-102 F-16AM 10 Wing Arr. 01-10 BAF503 / Dep. 08-10 FLANKER02


F-35A The Netherlands (RNLAF), 4 Students
F-009,F-010 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-011,F-012 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-015,F-016 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden
F-017,F-018 F-35A 322sq Based at Fightertown Leeuwarden


F-16AM The Netherlands (RNLAF), 2 Students
J-014 F-16AM 312sq/nmk Arr. 23-09 BULLDOG1 / Dep.08-10 BONZO22
J-514 F-16AM 312sq/TD Arr. 23-09 BULLDOG2 / Dep.08-10 FLANKER3
J-515 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 23-09 BONZO2 / Dep.08-10 BONZO21
J-062 F-16AM 312sq/FC Arr. 24-09 CRACK1 / Dep.08-10 BONZO21
J-006 F-16AM 312sq/322TD Arr. 24-09 CRACK2 / Dep.08-10 BONZO23
J-879 F-16AM 312sq Arr. 24-09 BONZO1 / Dep.08-10 BONZO24
J-017 F-16AM 312sq/nmk Arr. 21-09 BONZO2 / Dep.08-10 ANVIL1
J-146 F-16AM 312sq/nmk Arr. 24-09 JUDGE1 / Dep.08-10 BONZO22
J-020 F-16AM 312sq/nmk Arr. 29-09 TIGER53


F-35A 332Skv NORWAY (RNoAF), 3 Students, 4 Instr.Pilots
5388 F35A 332SKV Arr. 10-08 NOW332E / Dep. 08-10 NOW332E
5387 F35A 332SKV Arr. 10-08 NOW332D/ Dep. 08-10 NOW332D
5148 F35A 332SKV Arr. 11-08 NOW332A / Dep. 08-10 NOW332A "Spirit of Little Norway"
5149 F35A 332SKV Arr. 22-09 NOW332A / Dep. 08-10 NOW332B


5206 F35A 332SKV Arr. 22-09 NOW332B / Dep. 08-10 NOW332C




FIGHTERS WIC Students / IP
Mission callsign's FLANKER.., NASTY.., MIG.., PANTHER.., VIPER..



Support "END EX" WIC2021



Eurofighter EF2000 TaktLwG73
RED Air Mission callsign's BEAST.., COBRA..

30+62 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS20A / Dep. 08-10 GAFS02B


31+20 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS20B / Dep. 08-10 GAFS02C


31+35 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS20C Dep. 08-10 GAFS01C


31+09 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS21A / Dep. 08-10 GAFS02D


31+11 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS21B / Dep. 08-10 GAFS01B
31+50 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS21C Dep. 08-10 GAFS01D
30+66 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS22A / Dep. 08-10 GAFS02A
31+02 EF2000 TaktLwG73 Arr. 22-09 GAFS22B Dep. 08-10 GAFS01A
31+51 EF2000 TaktLwG31 Arr./Dep. 30-09 GAFK31
Pilot Air Chief GAF Lt-Gen Ingo Gerhatz Visit WIC2021 and for decoration of Air Chief RNLAF Lt-Gen Dennis Luyt with the "Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr" in Gold




Tornado IDS / ECR TaktLwG51
RED Air Mission callsign's KING..

45+35 Tornado IDS TaktLwG51 Arr. 22-09 GAFM56 / Dep. 08-10 GAFM5.


46+57 Tornado ECR TaktLwG51 Arr. 22-09 GAFM51 / Dep. 08-10 GAFM55


44+69 Tornado IDS TaktLwG51 Arr. 22-09 GAFM53 / Dep. 08-10 GAFM5.


45+39 Tornado IDS TaktLwG51 Arr. 22-09 GAFM54 / Dep. 08-10 GAFM53

45+20 Tornado IDS TaktLwG51 "JOLENE" Arr. 22-09 GAFM55 / Dep. 08-10 GAFM54



46+40 Tornado ECR TaktLwG51 Arr. 22-09 GAFM52 / Dep. 08-10 GAFM52

Support from Homebase "END EX" WIC2021

F-16AM/BM 312sq
RED Air Mission callsign's IVAN.., TIGER..,
J-003,J-008,J-020, F-16AM/BM 312sq Participating from Volkel Airbase (EHVK)
J-020,J-368,J-509, F-16AM/BM 312sq Participating from Volkel Airbase (EHVK)
J-646,J-871, F-16AM/BM 312sq Participating from Volkel Airbase (EHVK)
and more F-16AM/BM 312sq Participating from Volkel Airbase (EHVK)

F-16AM/BM 2 & 10Wing
Mission callsign's SLAMMER..,
FA-133,FA-135 F-16AM/BM 2 Wing Participating from Florennes, BELGIUM (EBFS)
FA-...,FA-... F-16AM/BM 2 Wing Participating from Florennes, BELGIUM (EBFS)
FA-...,FA-... F-16AM/BM 10 Wing Participating from Kleine Brogel, BELGIUM (EBBL)

EF2000 TaktLwG71
Mission callsign's COBRA..,
3.+.. EF2000 TaktLwG71 Participating from Wittmundhafen, Germany (ETNT)

LearJet35A GFD
Mission callsign's GFD40, 41,
D-CGFF LJ-35A GFD Participating from Hohn, Germany (ETNH)


"Graduation Ceremony" WIC2021

During the last week Oct 18th until Oct 22th there will be no more flying movements, there will be the "Graduation ceremony", where the
successful students will receive their patch (sleeve emblem below). The graduation will be on October 21 and the Weapons Instructor
Course 2021 edition will officially come to an end.





Support "Graduation ceremony" WIC2021
J-644 F-16AM 312sq Arr. 20-10 FIST1


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