Due to runway construction works at their homebase Leeuwarden F-16s of 322 and 323 squadrons and the Test Unit of the Royal Netherlands Air Force moved temporarily to Eindhoven Airbase in the south of the country. A perfect time to get a little insight in Viper flying ops from a normally unusual location for combat aircraft.
Eindhoven is actually a former fighterbase, with Northrop NF-5s and F-16s of 314 and 316 squadrons flying from it until the mid-90s. Nowadays Eindhoven houses the transport squadrons of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (RNLAF/KLu).
On October 10th, 2013, AIRheads’ editor Dennis Spronk took a blast to the past with the Leeuwarden F-16s at Eindhoven.