Dutch Arizona Vipers Returning to Europe - Arrival in Charleroi


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In this video the second batch of Dutch F-16s is returning from Tucson Arizona in the United States. The aircraft land here at Charleroi Airport where the aircraft will be maintained by SABCA before they will be sold to a new operator. It is formally not yet know to which country these F-16s are sold, but rumors are ongoing that these planes will go to Bulgaria. The were first sold to Draken International, but this deal was canceled.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) flew its last mission with the F-16 in the United States from Tucson International Airport which is also known as Morris Air National Guard Base on July 29, 2022. The F-16s were at this airfield assigned to the 148th Fighter Squadron. In total 11 aircraft were based in Arizona for the Dutch training task. The training task on the F-16 is ended, because the new task on the F-35 is taking place at Luke Air Force Base.