Disbanded Dutch squadron's emblem on F-16 26042012
Lockheed Martin F-16A Block 20 MLU c/n 6D-154 (produced by the former Fokker factory in 1990 at Schiphol Amsterdam airport with local c/n L-277) and U.S. Senate appropriation number 87-0515 with tailnumber J-515 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) on final during NATO exercise Frisian Flag at Leeuwarden air base in The Netherlands (EHLW) on 26 April 2012. The aircraft was handed over to the Dutch air force on 29 March 1990. In April 2012 the aircraft had been transferred from RNLAF 311 squadron to 322 squadron, but was still wearing the 311 squadron's eagle emblem during Frisian Flag. No. 311 squadron was disbanded in September 2012. Its slogan was "Ut aquila praedens" (like an eagle after its pray) According to recent budget cuts, only 68 F-16s will remain in the Dutch air force inventory of the originally 213 aircraft strong fleet.
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