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 Sgt. 1st Clss John Kraaikamp

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Name Sgt. 1st Clss John Kraaikamp
Country
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo"
Crewing F-16s
Contact bonzo312sqn Send me a private message
Website
I was great to be a member of the F-16 Solo Display Team.
From 2001 till 2002 with de J-016.
With TOMBA (demo pilot), TUBBIE (Coach), DAMON(coach 2001), SILK (coach 2002), Rene (C.C.)and Wim (C.C.)

At the time of the demo season:
I'll met a T-38 student at Izmir great guy
He is now a F-16 pilot Kadir YALÇIN.

Deployments

I have been in Scotland, England, Island, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Italië, Turkey, Malta, Poland, Tjechië, Slowakije, Finland, USA, Canada, Kirgizië, Afghanistan

My Jets & Assignments

J-653 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1993
Current: 134  RJAF 1 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU [act]
At the time it was a test jet. It dropped fuel pylontanks!
J-875 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo" [Unit History]
Period 1993 - 1994
Current: 751  FACh Grupo 7 F-16A Block 20 MLU [act]
I removed both ventralfin's at Lossiemouth, Scotland. for way home because one of the insurts was incorrect, and we cant fixed it at the time. I have taken a picture from it. Silly face a F-16 with out venralfin's
J-021 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo" [Unit History]
Period 1995 - 2001
Current: J-021  RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU [act]
Taken from 315SQN with 750hrs. In 1999 she was marked with a "Terberg Killer" marker. It hits a weapons truck (Terberg) on a taxi track with her RH wing. The truck was written of.
J-016 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo" [Unit History]
Period 2001 - 2002
Current: J-016  RNlAF 313 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU [act]
The demo jet from 2001 till 2002. GREAT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!
J-021 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 312th squadron "Bonzo" [Unit History]
Period 2002 - 2009
Current: J-021  RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU [act]
The youngest F-16 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Deliverd at februari 1992.

Visitor Comments

To wonderful man
Kadir "kadri" Yalçın, Feb 17, 2007 - 09:14 PM

It was also great for me to work with John, Tomba and others in Türkiye. He is really great Crew Chief. When I was a student Pilot I saw him working. He solved lots of problems on the A/C by himself. He is not good only as Crew Chief, as a human, he is also great.

remember
michel, Nov 06, 2007 - 01:15 AM

I was the crewchief of J-653 from 2000-2002. I took good care of it.Clean it after every flight. I hope you do to johnnie!! See you on the next beercall at 312sqn. greetz michel from 334sqn

Old Friend
Peter "KETS" van Kaathoven, May 23, 2010 - 01:04 AM

I know Johnnie from deployment and a trip in former East Germany :-) . We had the same Hobby.

greetz Peter former 306sqn

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