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Luchtmachtdagen 2019 Volkel June 14-15
Latest update: June 12, 2019
After three years of absence the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) announced it will organize the Luchtmachtdagen 2019 at Volkel Air Base. The air show will be held on Friday and Saturday June 14-15. The last edition was organized at Leeuwarden Air Base in 2016.


In 2019 eight F-35As will be delivered to the RNLAF. Six will roll off the production line at Forth Worth, Texas and will be delivered to Luke AFB, Arizona. They will be assigned to the Nederlands Opleiding Detachement F-35 (NODF-35) within the 308th Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing. The other two aircraft will roll off the FACO at Cameri, Italy. AN-9 is the first F-35A produced in Italy and is scheduled to make its first flight on July 19 and will arrive at Leeuwarden Air Base at the end of October.
Country: Aircraft: a/c no. Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Display Status
Austria PC-7 1 PC-7 demo team Zeltweg Flying CNF - MoD
Belgium F-16AM/BM 1 2 Wing or 10 Wing Florennes or Kleine-Brogel Static CNF - MoD
  F-16AM 1 F-16 solo display team Florennes Flying CNF - MoD
  SF-260M 4 Red Devils display team Beauvechain Flying CNF - MoD
Czech republic JAS-39C/D 1 211 tl Caslav Flying CNF - MoD
Denmark F-16AM/BM 1 Esk 727 / 730 Skrydstrup Static CNF - MoD
  F-16AM 1 Esk 727 / 730 Skrydstrup Flying CNF - MoD
France Alpha Jet 9 Patrouille de France BA 701 Salon de Provence  Flying CNF - MoD
  CN235M200/300 1 ET 062 Evreux Flying CNF - MoD
Germany Tornado 1 TLG 33 Buchel Static CNF - MoD
Greece F-4E PI-2000 2 117 PM Andravida Static CNF - MoD
Hungary C-17A 1 HAW Papa Static CNF - MoD
Italy F-35A 1 13° Gruppo Amendola  Static CNF - MoD
  EF-2000 1 4 or 36 or 37 Stormo TBC Static CNF - MoD
  T-346A 1 61° Stormo Lecce Flying CNF - MoD
  C-27J 1 46° Brigata Aerea Pisa Flying CNF - MoD
NATO A330MRTT 1 Unknown Unknown Static CNF - MoD
  E-3A 1 NAEW&CF Geilenkirchen Static CNF - MoD
Netherlands AH-64D 1 301 squadron Gilze-Rijen Cancelled? CNF - MoD
  AS532.U2 1 300 squadron Gilze-Rijen Static CNF - MoD
  AS532.U2 2 300 squadron Gilze-Rijen APD CNF - MoD
  C-130H(.30) 1 336 squadron Eindhoven Static CNF - MoD
  C-130H(.30) 1 336 squadron Eindhoven APD CNF - MoD
  CH-47D 1 298 squadron Gilze-Rijen Static CNF - MoD
  CH-47D 1 298 squadron Gilze-Rijen Flying CNF - MoD
  CH-47D 2 298 squadron Gilze-Rijen APD CNF - MoD
  F-16AM 1 312 / 312 squadron Volkel Static TBC
  F-16AM 3 322 squadron Leeuwarden APD CNF - MoD
  F-16BM 1 KTV Leeuwarden Static CNF - MoD
  F-16BM 1 322 squadron Leeuwarden APD CNF - MoD
  KDC-10 1 334 squadron Eindhoven Flying (and APW?) CNF - MoD
  NH90-NFH 1 860 squadron De Kooy Static CNF - MoD
  PC-7 1 131 (EMVO) squadron Woensdrecht Static CNF - MoD
  F-104G 1 Historic fighters Volkel Hangar 1 CNF - Non MoD
  F-104G 1 NMM Soesterberg Static CNF - Non MoD
  Hunter F6/T8 1 DHHF Leeuwarden Flying CNF - MoD
  Do-228 1 Kustwacht / 334 sqn Schiphol Static CNF - MoD
Norway F-16AM/BM 2 331 Skv Bodø Static CNF - MoD
Spain EF-2000 3 Ala 14 Albacete Flying CNF - MoD
Sweden J-35 1 SwAFHF F 7 Såtenås Flying CNF - MoD
  J-37 1 SwAFHF F 7 Såtenås Flying CNF - MoD
Switzerland F-5E 5 Patrouille Suisse Emmen Flying CNF - MoD
United Kingdom Hawk T.1(A) 10 Red Arrows RAF Scampton Flying (14th only) CNF - MoD
  Hawk T.1(A) 1 100 squadron RAF Leeming Static CNF - MoD
  Puma HC.2 1 230 squadron RAF Benson Static CNF - MoD
United States C-17A 1 452nd AMW March AFB, California Flying CNF - MoD
Total aircraft:   78

Status: Status explanation:
CNF - MoD Participant confirmed on the Netherlands Ministry of Defence website Luchtmachtdagen.
CNF - Non MoD Participant confirmed on its own website, twitter, other social media.
TBC Participant To Be Confirmed.
KTV Kantoor Test Vliegen / Test Flying Office. F-16BM J-066 Orange Jumper.
DHHF Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation
SwAFHF Swedish Air Force Historic Flight.

Notes / disclaimer:

1: Due to other commitments / circumstances participants can cancel their participation at any time.
2: Not listed are spare aircraft which are brought by the (solo) display teams.
3: Not listed are support aircraft bringing equipment for (solo) display teams. Most if not all of the transport aircraft will not remain at Volkel during the luchtmachtdagen.
4: civilian aircraft are not included, these can be found at the Lcuhtmachtdagen website. Excepted are the historic flight (RNLAF and Swedish AF) operating former military aircraft.

Not on the website and/or APP:

AH-64D Apache (RNLAF):

The DHC AH-64D Apache fleet is grounded from June 5. During an inspection of one of the Apaches a problem was found in the tail rotor. This resulted in a safety stand down for all helicopters. The problem is under investigation and it's unknow when AH-64Ds will be returned to service. On the MoD website and app the participation of the Apache is still listed as participant.

312 and 313 squadron F-16s:

Not listed fot static display. One aircraft received a special tail celebrating 40 years (1979 - 2019) of F-16s in RNLAF service.

Rumored: the participation of two RNLAF F-35As. These should arrive in the early evening of Tuesday June 12. The KDC-10 left Eindhoven on June 7 and landed at Mojave California (in the vicinity of Edwards AFB)
On June 10 the KDC-10 flew from California to Bangor (Maine).

Removed participants:

Country: Aircraft: a/c no. Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Display Status
Poland Su-22M4/UM-3K 1 21 BLOT Swidwin Static CNF - MoD
  C-295M 1 13 ELTr Krakow-Balice Static CNF - MoD
Spain Casa 101 7 Patrulla Águila Base Aérea de San Javier Flying CNF - Non MoD


The Polish Air Force Su-22 and C-295M were listed on the MoD website for a few days and then removed. Information has to be validated but withdrawal caused as a result of grounding the Su-22s by the Polish Air Force.

Su-22M4 C-295M

The Spanish Air Force Patrulla Águila (Casa 101) removed its participation from its display calendar.

Below you will find links to countries offering (partial) order and production reports of the aircraft operated by that countries air arms. You will also find links to aircraft offering the same (partial) reports of countries operating that specific aircraft. 'Reference' photo's are added providing it's available in my photo database.
F-16AM F-16 solo display team SF-260 Red Devils display team
Czech Republic
JAS-39C Gripen 211 tl
F-16AM Esk 727/730
Alpha Jet Patrouille de France CN235 ET 062
Tornado IDS TLG 33
F-4E Phantom II 117 PM
Photograph not available
F-35A Lightning II 13° Gruppo EF-2000 4°/36°/37° Stormo (photo 37 St.) T-346A 61° Stormo
C-27J Spartan 61°BA    
A330MRTT (Reference photo RAF). E-3A "AWACS" NAEW&CF
AH-64D Apache 301 squadron AS532U2 Cougar 300 squadron C-130H Hercules 336 squadron
CH-47D Chinook  298 squadron F-16AM  312/313/322 squadron F-16BM "Orange Jumper" KTV
KDC-10 334 squadron NH90-NFH 860 squadron PC-7  131 EMVO squadron
F-104G Starfighter Historic fighters Hunter DHHF  
F-16AM 331 Skv
EF-2000 (Typoon) Ala 11/14
J-35 Draken SF-37 Viggen
F-5E Patrouille Suisse
United Kingdom
Hawk T.1(A) Red Arrows Hawk T.1(A) 100 squadron Puma HC.1 230 squadron
United States
C-17A 452nd AMW (AFRC)