The efforts to fly a Dutch F-104 again

In the March 2024 issue of Aviation News, Leonard van den Broek provides an update on efforts to return a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter to flight at Volkel Air Base in the Netherlands

In November 1984, the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) bid farewell to its F-104 Starfighters. Some 40 years later, 13 former RNLAF Starfighters remain in the Netherlands. Most are in museums or serve as gate guardians, except for Lockheed F-104G D-8114. This Starfighter resides in an old German hangar at Volkel Air Base, with a small group of volunteers working hard to get her back into flying condition.

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