Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Capt. Johan "Pablo" Van Soest

Viper Driver

Name Capt. Johan "Pablo" Van Soest
Unit 313th squadron (ghost) "Tiger"
Flying F-16s
Viper Hours 2100

  • 1987 joined the RNLAF and flew from Volkel AB

  • 1995 TLP IP

  • 1997-1998 operations officer for 323 TACTESS

  • 2003 commander of the RNLAF detachment in Kyrgystan

  • 2004 working at RNLAF Headquarters, The Hague

  • 2005 following higher defence course (to return to service as a squadron commander)

  • Current CO of 313sqn at Volkel AB

F-16 Flying Hours

2,000 Hours #673 on the 2K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown
1,000 Hours #1898 on the 1K list
Unit N/A
Date unknown

Flying Hours on other aircraft

Visitor Comments

Back to 1983, Jan 03, 2011 - 08:28 PM

Hi Johan,

I was just reviewing some old pictures from 1983, holidays in Spain. Is it possible that you are the son of Joop van Soest & Wilhelmina de Vries?

Upon visiting you and your family a couple of years later (1988), I believe they mentioned you joined the Royal Dutch Air Force and became a fighter pilot.

Anyhow, that's a long time ago.

Send me regards to your parents,

Carlos LOWIE ( and Mireille SAELENS, Heleen & Julie

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