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Fighter Escort For Homecoming Dutch Team  
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

The Dutch football team flew back from Johannesburg today and when entering Dutch airspace they were met by two F16s, one of which was painted orange for the occasion.

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A nice gesture, even if the players weren't in a party mood anymore...


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User currently offlinesevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1465 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Thread starter):
one of which was painted orange for the occasion.

That's not true. It's already orange for a long time, not painted for this occasion. That's the F-16 of the RNAF used for promotion flights. Also when Holland was playing against Hungary last May (their last match in Holland before the WC) this one was used as a good luck fly over the stadium.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 11117 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Quoting severnaya (Reply 1):
That's not true. It's already orange for a long time, not painted for this occasion.

See here:

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...egsearch=J-015&distinct_entry=true


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