MEET THE FOKKERS

DISPLAY TEAMS

CAREL ESSER REVEALS HOW THE HOBBY OF A GROUP OF FORMER DUTCH MILITARY PILOTS GOT OUT OF HAND AND LED TO THE CREATION OF THEIR OWN DISPLAY TEAM

FOKKER FOUR

The team in a stepped echelon left formation. In more recent times, Fokker Four has flown demos all over Holland, with hundreds of thousands of people having seen the unique group in action.
BEN ULLINGS – AVIATIONPHOTOS.NL

You could be forgiven for thinking that seasoned fast jet ‘jockeys’ have it all. But seemingly not. Despite having flown some of world’s most powerful combat machines with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), including the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and F-16 Fighting Falcon, a handful of pilots had a burning desire to show off their formation skills in a somewhat more sedate fashion.

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