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On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

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Friday, 20 September 2019 14:44

During the Open Day 1970 at Volkel Air Base is the first demonstration of the Fokker F.27 was flown.

The following years the F.27 was a regular guest of the open days of the Air Force, in all cases was the Major B. Soons the pilot`.

Display 1973: Fokker F.27 300M C-7`

In 1973 it was flown with a completely white aircraft, the C-7. This was used at that time for United Nations missions.

Display 1979: Fokker F.27 300M C-10

In 1979, the Fokker F.27 for the first time joined the International Air Tattoo Greenham Common. The crew consisted of the Major B. Soons, the Major J. Jütten, adjutant Den Belder, Sergeant I Van Beek and Sergeant I Roos. The team succeeded to win the International Display Sword.

A novelty was that the use of smoke to make the display more attractive. The technical service of 334 Squadron had made a construction with a diesel tank, pump and nozzle fitted to diesel was sprayed in the hot exhaust.

Display 1981: Fokker F.27 300M.

In 1981, the team this time with Major B. Soons, Major J. Jütten and Sergeant I Van Beek once again won the International Display Sword (for non-UK participants) at the International Air Tattoo.

Major Soons left the display team on September 12, 1981.

Display 1982 - 1983: Fokker F.27 300M C-10 and C-8

In 1982, not only a new team was formed, now consisting of the Major J. Jutten, Captain J. Reffeltrath, Sergeant I Van Beek and R. Nahon and as a coach and spare J. van den Broek. Also the program was renewed and expanded to a seven-minute show. The show was carried out with the C-8, or with the C-10.

The pilots Reffeltrath and Jütten alternated the shows.

In 1983 the team won again a prize at the international Air Tattooo and won an honorable third prize in category Best Flying Demonstration by an Overseas Participant.

Display 1984: Fokker F.27 300M.

In 1983, Major J Jütten left the team and was succeeded in 1984 by Captain P. Schneider as co-pilot.
The show was again renewed, and especially the last part of the show was spectacular with a low pass, followed by a steep climb immediately followed by a roll with maximum slope, giving the impression of a looping.

In 1984 there was a slight problem when, during at the end of the display in Copenhagen, a long flame started behind the right engine. Fortunately, this incident ended well.

A nice video film: Display 1984 Gardermoen, Norway

Display 1985: Fokker F.27 300M C-6.

In 1985 the team was invited to participate in the 25th anniversary of the Italian Frecce Tricolore. The show was also flown in front of the Italian president.

Display 1986: Fokker F.27 300M.

For 1986 Captain P. Schneider became the leader of the team with the second pilot B. van Asselt, flight engineer sergeant-Major J. Bisschop and second lieutenant M. Spit, for the PR and coaching.

Display 1987: Fokker F.27 300M.

In 1987 P.Schneider unexpectedly departed and J. Reffeltrath was again asked to lead the F-127 display. He formed a team with as co pilots B. van Asselt and second lieutenant J. Maasdam (who alternated) and further R. Nahon, J. Bisschop and M. Spit. This season was awarded a satisfaction vindication of Major General Vendrig.

Display 1988: Fokker F.27 300M C-5.

In 1988 B. van Asselt was now transferred to 336 squadron and had left the team, which appeared with a specially painted Fokker to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Netherlands  Air Force.

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Fokker F.27 Troopship C-5 with display marking s KLu 75 at airshow Lelystad,July 1988 at airfield Lelystad.

In May 1988 following show was flown in France:

Below the show flown in June 1988 at air base Deelen because of the 75th anniversary of the RNlAF.

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Fokker F.27 Mk300 Troopship C-5:  display scheme because of the 75th anniversary of the RNlAF in 1988.

 

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A model of a Fokker F.27 Troopship in KLu 75 scheme, built by Adri Kleijn.

 

Display 1992 and 1993: Fokker F.27 300M C-10.

 

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Fokker F.27 Troopship C-10 with display markings at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, June 1992 at airbase Gilze-Rijen.

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Fokker F.27 Troopship C-10 with display markings at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, June 1992 at air base Gilze-Rijen.

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Fokker F.27 Mk300 Troopship in the 1993 display scheme.

A nice video film: Display 1984 Gardermoen, Norway

Display 1994 - 1995: Fokker F.27 300M C-8.

 

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Fokker F.27 Troopship C-8 with display markings at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, July 1995 at air base Volkel.

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Fokker F.27 Troopship C-8 with display markings at the Open Day Dutch Air Force, July 1995 at air base Volkel.


 

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Fokker F.27 Mk300 Troopship C-8 in the display scheme in 1994 and 1995

Below a video shot of the display at RAF Leuchars Airshow in 1995. The show started wit a very low pass just after take off.

The F.27 display team existed in 1995 if aviator ELt Willem Wildvank and als co-pilot Jan Brekelmans

Fokker F.27s last display flown at Malta, 1995.