Viper Driver Flying Hours

  Maj. Dick "Jaws" van de Velde (Ret.)

Viper Driver

Name Maj. Dick "Jaws" van de Velde (Ret.)
Unit N/A
Flying F-16s until 1990
Viper Hours 1423
Viper IP during early 80's. Did acceptance flights of newly Fokker-built Vipers for years and years.

Viper IP RNLAF (TCA) '79-'82.
Did acceptance flights for U.S.Government ( AFSC/AFLC-CASEUR) of newly Fokker / Sabca / General Dynamics - built Vipers (F16A/B/C/D/N) '82-'90
1000hrs oct '86 in Fort Worth (TX)
1423hrs total (last flight aug '90 )

Left the Airforce in 1993

Other jets:
Fouga Magister 140hrs (BAF)
T-33 148hrs (RNLAF)
F-84-F 298hrs (RNLAF)
(R)F-104G 2011hrs (RNLAF)
JAGUAR GR1 505hrs (Exchange Pilot RAF)

F-16 Flying Hours

1,000 Hours #252 on the 1K list
Unit N/A
Date October 1986
Comment 1000 hrs passed at Fort Worth (TX)

Flying Hours on other aircraft

F-104 Starfighter
Hours 2011

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