Jun 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Ultimate Escort

 

THE ULTIMATE ESCORT

 

fighter jets escort netherlands first commerical dreamliner

Photograph by F-16 DEMO TEAM RNLAF
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Last week two fighter jets escorted the Netherlands’ first commercial Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The country’s first Dreamliner was welcomed by two F-16’s from the Royal Netherlands Air Force Demo Team. The plane is owned and operated by Arkefly, the Dutch charter arm of TUI.

The RNLAF F-16 Demo Team 2014-2015 is based at Leeuwarden Airbase. The home base of the RNLAF F-16 Demo Team shifts between Volkel and Leeuwarden Airbase every two years. The RNLAF F-16 Demo Team 2014-2015 is comprised of personnel from the 323 and 322 Squadrons. The team consists of one display pilot, four display coaches, eight technical specialists and a webmaster. Captain Jeroen “Slick” Dickens is flying his first season as the display pilot for the RNLAF F-16 Demo Team.

 

 

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