TEAM HISTORY

1999-2000
315 Squadron from Twenthe AB had the honor to adopt the F-16 solo display. Due to the Balkan-conflict no shows were flown in 1999. In the year 2000 all shows were flown again with the exception that no special painted F-16 was used. Aircraft used by the F-16 solo display team were mostly the J-509, J-511, J-138 and J-144. The team used white smokewinders and were the first team to fly displays with the F-16 MLU. The display pilot was Robert-Jan "Woods" Bosch.



2001-2002

312 Squadron from Volkel AB was selected to adopt the F-16 demo team. This time one F-16 got a very nice coulourscheme which was very different to the red-white-blue most solo display teams used before. The J-016 was painted in a brilliant colour scheme which was the eye catcher on many airshow. To complement this the van which was used by the technical support team also got a nice colour scheme. The display pilot was Captain Richard "Tomba" Buijs.



2003-2004

Leeuwarden AB hosted the F-16 demo teamin 2003-2004. The J-016 was just like the last two seasons used as the main demo-aircraft; the J-063 with its special 322-tail was used as much as possible as the spare-aircraft in 2003. The display pilot was Captain Christian "Louis" van Gestel.  



2005-2006

Volkel AB hosted the F-16 demo team in 2005-2006. The J-016 was replaced with the J-055 which had the sonic boom design or as the team members from 306, 311 and 312 squadron called it their Bling Bling machine which was used as the main demo-aircraft; normal grey aircraft where used as spare-aircraft in 2005-2006. The display pilot was Captain Gert-Jan "Goofy" Vooren.

2007-2009
Volkel AB hosted the F-16 demo team again in 2007-2008-2009. The team consisted mainly out of 313 Squadron members with one coach from 311 Squadron. The J-055 with the the sonic boom design was used as the main demo-aircraft for the 2007 and 2008 demo season. In 2009 the J-055 was replaced with the stunning J-015 the orange lion. normal grey aircraft where used as spare-aircraft in 2007 till 2009. The display pilot was Captain Ralph "Sheik" Aarts.
 


 

DEMO PILOTS

1979 Capt. Willem Sneek

1980/1981/1982/1983 Capt. Gert "Barney" Booij

1984/1985 Capt. Hans "Midas" Weber

1986 Maj. "Barney" Booij

1987/1988 Cap. Henri "Basco" Schevers

1989/1990 Lt. Maarten "Puke" Pladet

1991/1992 Capt. Reinder "Dagger" Zwaart

1993 Capt. Gerhard "Garlic" Went

1994 Capt. Peter "Finger" Janssen

1995/1996 Ries "Champ" Kamperman

1997/1998 Capt. Patrick "Spout" Tuit

1999/2000 Robert-Jan "Woods" Bosch

2001/2002 Capt. Richard "Tomba" Buijs

2003/2004 Capt. Christian "Louis" van Gestel

2005/2006 Capt. Gert-Jan "Goofy" Vooren

2007/2008/2009 Capt. Ralph "Sheik" Aarts

2010/2011 Capt. Tobias "Hitec" Schutte

2012/2013 Capt. Stefan "Stitch" Hutten