Photocall for Jordanian F-16s

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Unread post04 Sep 2008, 21:46

Next Wednesday, September 10th, a mini photo call is organised at Kleine Brogel AB for the departure of the first four Belgian F-16s destined for Jordan. There is an opportunity to take pictures at close range. The aircraft are already painted in Jordanian markings.

We hope some people are able to make it there next Wednesday and take some pictures for our archives. If those photographers can also make the connection between those aircraft and the former Belgian serials, that would be simply fantastic.

Since it is now confirmed for the second time by the Belgian military that it is 16 F-16s that have been sold, instead of the former number of 14, we are also very interested in the two extra airframes that were sold. We know it's another 2 B-models that were included in this deal.

http://www.mil.be/events/index.asp?LAN=en&ID=823

Just let us know......

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Unread post10 Sep 2008, 20:23

Nothing about the photocall, I had to work so I couldn't go. What I do have is the following links with extra information and some nice pictures.
And some good news: FB-01 will not be sold but is replaced by FB-04.
But still no info about the two aditional airframes (probably F-16BM).

http://www.mil.be/aircomp/news/index.asp?LAN=nl&ID=1650
http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigator/News/Special%20Features/Jordanian%20Fighting%20Falcons/Jordanian%20Fighting%20Falcons.html
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Unread post11 Sep 2008, 00:28

Hello all,

The first four ex-Belgian air force F-16s for Jordan have emerged.

F-16AM - FA-58 (140) and FA-61 (142).
F-16BM - FB-04 (138) and FB-08 (139).

For photos go here;


FA-58
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23193835@N ... otostream/

FA-61
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23193835@N ... 4/sizes/o/

FB-04
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23193835@N ... otostream/

FB-08
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23193835@N ... otostream/

Routing through Aviano AB, Italy
http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/index. ... 853.0.html

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Unread post11 Sep 2008, 04:22

Nice set of photos. We also have the 4 in our gallery thanks to Dirk A. Geerts photos.


RJAF F-16BM #138 is taxiing by the camera at Kleine Brogel AB on September 10th, 2008 while leaving for their home country. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FB-04. [Photo by Dirk A. Geerts]


RJAF F-16BM #139 is taxiing by the camera at Kleine Brogel AB on September 10th, 2008 while leaving for their home country. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FB-08. [Photo by Dirk A. Geerts]


RJAF F-16AM #140 is taxiing by the camera at Kleine Brogel AB on September 10th, 2008 while leaving for their home country. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-58. [Photo by Dirk A. Geerts]


RJAF F-16AM #142 is taxiing by the camera at Kleine Brogel AB on September 10th, 2008 while leaving for their home country. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-61. [Photo by Dirk A. Geerts]


Plus the spare [145 / FA-73] which did not leave. Thanks to Ronny.


RJAF F-16AM #145 is parked on the tarmac at Kleine Brogel AB on September 10th, 2008. This was the fifth F-16 which acted as a spare. The aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-73. [Photo by Janssens Ronny]
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Unread post11 Sep 2008, 06:54

Thanks to all the photographers for making this a 100% succesfull event. We all hope to see you back soon with the next batches due to leave later this year.

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Unread post21 Mar 2009, 21:24

Photos of 'Sword Flight' transiting through Aviano on March 19th. Thanks to Marco Sommacal. Request now out for photos of 'Spear Flight'.


RJAF F-16AM #144 seen landing at Aviano AB on March 19th, 2009, during a stopover before continuing onto Jordan. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-66. [Photo by Marco Sommacal]


RJAF F-16AM #147 seen landing at Aviano AB on March 19th, 2009, during a stopover before continuing onto Jordan. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-75. [Photo by Marco Sommacal]


RJAF F-16AM #148 seen landing at Aviano AB on March 19th, 2009, during a stopover before continuing onto Jordan. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-76. [Photo by Marco Sommacal]


RJAF F-16AM #149 seen landing at Aviano AB on March 19th, 2009, during a stopover before continuing onto Jordan. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-78. [Photo by Marco Sommacal]


RJAF F-16AM #150 seen landing at Aviano AB on March 19th, 2009, during a stopover before continuing onto Jordan. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-88. [Photo by Marco Sommacal]


RJAF F-16AM #152 seen landing at Aviano AB on March 19th, 2009, during a stopover before continuing onto Jordan. This aircraft is ex-BAF #FA-90. [Photo by Marco Sommacal]
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Unread post25 Mar 2009, 17:27

On Thursday March 19th 2009, the Royal Jordanian Air Force accepted eight single-seat Lockheed F-16AM Fighting Falcon fighter bombers previously operated by the Belgian Air Component but which had been declared surplus and put in storage for several years. Piloted by Jordanian crews and carrying their new markings, the eight aircraft left Kleine Brogel airbase in two waves - six in morning (n° 144,147,148,149,150 and 152) and of two in the afternoon (n°141 and 146). They made stopover at the USAF base of Aviano, neat Venice, Italy, before joining their new home base of Shahid Muafaq Al-Salti, some one hundred kilometers east of the Jordanian capital Amman. These eight F-16AM, identified as MLU (modernized), are the last of a series of sixteen - 12 single-seaters and 4 two-seaters - bought under the terms of a sales-agreement signed on April 14, 2006 between Belgium and Jordan, and approved by the United States, for a total amount of some 70 million euros.

Since September 10th 2008 eight aircraft were already delivered in two separate deliveries (see table below). The Belgian Minister of Defence, Mr. Pieter De Crem (CD&V), also announced his intention to sell nine other F-16 in Amman, in spite of critical reactions by several members of the Parliament who ask him to keep four or five more aircraft as attrition reserves in order to be able to maintain the level of operational aircraft put forward by the Belgian Defence. According to the minister a new deal with Jordan is possible because of the reduction from 72 to 60 operational aircraft envisaged by the Belgian Defence’s master plan of 2003. The new transaction would be worth some 32 million euros and delivery of the nine aircraft involved should take place in 2010. Minister De Crem has ensured that this new reduction of the fighter fleet would not affect the level of strength planned by the Air Component which currently is fixed at 48 combat aircraft. Jordan also expressed its interest for a possible acquisition from Belgium of a non-determined number of Agusta A109BA Hirundo helicopters several of which are declared surplus and are currently stored at the Zutendaal storage facilities.


Source: http://www.baha.be
http://www.baha.be/Webpages/Navigator/News/Special%20Features/Jordanian%20Fighting%20Falcons%20Part%202/Jordanian%20Fighting%20Falcons%20Part%202.html


Former Belgian Air Force Lockheed F-16AM/BM delivered to Jordan

    Belgian Registration - Jordanian Registration - Delivery dates

    F-16BM – twin seaters (4 aircraft)

    FB-01 - 136 - Delivered to Jordan on 27/11/2008

    FB-02 - 137 - Delivered to Jordan on 27/11/2008

    FB-04 - 138 - Delivered to Jordan on 10/09/2008

    FB-08 - 139 - Delivered to Jordan on 10/09/2008

    F-16AM – single seaters (12 aircraft)

    FA-58 - 140 - Delivered to Jordan on 10/09/2008

    FA-50 - 141 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-61 - 142 - Delivered to Jordan on 10/09/2008

    FA-65 - 143 - Delivered to Jordan on 27/11/2008

    FA-66 - 144 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-73 - 145 - Delivered to Jordan on 27/11/2008

    FA-74 - 146 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-75 - 147 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-76 - 148 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-78 - 149 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-88 - 150 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009

    FA-90 - 152 - Delivered to Jordan on 19/03/2009
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Unread post21 Jun 2009, 11:15

New opportunity.

In the course of July, the last batch of Jordanian F-16s will be delivered. This time its the 6 Dutch two-seat airframes that are to be delivered. If anyone can do a base-shoot when they leave, that would be great.

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