Special Reports
By Frits Jongerman, René Bouwhuis | September 2006

Dutch F-16 Delivery to Chile

Exclusive report from Chile!

AviaMagazine is proud to present the first picture of the former Dutch F-16s on Chile ground in Chile markings, during the delivery flight. And exclusively we were at Cerro Moreno AFB, Chile to welcome the F-16s at there new home.

Departure: Twenthe AB, Netherlands

The first 6 F-16's left Twenthe AFB for their new homeland Chili on the 4th of September.


J-885

J-633

J-633

J-652

J-656

J-656

The spare airframes returned to the Netherlands before arriving at Cerro Moreno AFB, Chile.

Arrival: Cerro Moreno AFB, Chile

The Dutch F-16’s arrived at Cerro Moreno AFB September the 7th. On arrival the Vipers were still wearing there RNLAF markings.




J-885

J-141

J-633

J-657

J-657

J-141

J-194

The handover

The official handover took place on the 8th with both Dutch and Chile officials present. The Chile president was also at the ceremony, arriving with a FACH 737. The Vipers now wear the Chile markings.


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Log

Serial Type Markings Callsign
First group in the morning:
J-657F-16BMblue rudderNAF 81
J-141F-16AMblue rudderNAF 82
J-885F-16BMblue rudderNAF 83
J-656F-16BMblue rudderNAF 84
Second group afternoon:
J-652F-16BMspare; no markingsNAF 85
J-194F-16AMblue rudderNAF 86
J-139F-16AMspare; no markingsNAF 87
J-633F-16AMblue rudderNAF 88

Support was KDC-10 flying with callsign "NAF 49"

The next group will depart April 2007

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