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Thunderstreaks.com | April 18, 2021

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Training aircraft

This galery is devoted to the aircraft types that were used by the K.Lu. and the BAF as training-aircraft , but only a far as we have seen them flying during – what we refer to- as
“our golden years of spotting“ , from the Sixties to the Eighties . The PC-7 Turbo Trainer is also covered although it came into service in a later period.

BAF trainers: Siai SF260M/D

October 18, 2019 |

The Siai-Marchetti SF-260M training aircraft replaced the Stampe en Vertongen SV-4B with the Belgian Air Force. 36 SF.260Ms entered service in 1969 serialled ST-01 to ST-36. MORE THAN 50 YEARS IN SERVICE NOW! An additional 9 aircraft (of the D-type) … Read More

KLu : Hawker Hunter T.7

August 19, 2019 |

Twenty Hawker Hunter T.7 side by side two-seat jets of British origin were in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, serials being N-301 to N-320. Read More

KLu: Lockheed T-33

May 4, 2019 | 1

As a two-seat jet trainer the Lockheed T-33 – commonly known as ” T-Bird” – was developed from the F-80 Shooting Star jet fighter during the Fifties. Read More

KLu : Fokker S-11 Instructor

July 5, 2018 |

Besides the successful Fokker F-27 Friendship the post-war Dutch Fokker Aircraft Industry built – amongst other types – an  elementary trainer for military use., the Fokker S-11 Instructor .

The S-11 was also sold abroad in small numbers and license … Read More

KLu : Pilatus PC.7 Turbo Trainer

February 16, 2018 |

The Swiss built Pilatus PC.7 elementary trainer for young pilots has been in service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (KLu) now for more than two decades and continues to serve well.

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