S.A. Alouette RNLAF "A-301" 12092002
Filed under: Netherlands, RNLAF, Soesterberg, 300 squadron, A-301, Alouette, Dutch Air Force, S.A., SA, SA-316, Sud Aviation, helicopter
Sud Aviation SA 316B Alouette of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) with tailnumber A-301 in the old camouflage livery at Soesterberg AB in The Netherlands, on September 12, 2002. The Alouette entered service with the RNLAF in 1964 and four are still in use with 300 squadron of the Defense Helicopter Command (DHC) of the Dutch Air Force. The four remaining Alouettes (A-247, A-275, A-292, and A-301) are now painted in the royal blue livery for government VIP-transport (the colour also used for government cars and the Queen's Royal Bus). Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands frequently uses A-301 for her visits in the country.