Five Dutch F-16s are departing for Fetești airbase in Romania today.
5 Dutch F-16 fighter aircraft are currently on their way to the European F-16 training center (EFTC) in Romania.
The fight jets Charleroi airport near Brussels to the training centre for pilots from both NATO countries and Ukraine.
They are three F-16AMs with J-010, J-019 & J-366 serial numbers & two F-16BMs with J-064 & J-210 serial numbers.
Five Dutch F-16s are departing for Fetești airbase in Romania today. The #F16 training centre to train pilots from both NATO countries and Ukraine will open soon.
— Kajsa Ollongren (@DefensieMin) November 7, 2023
The Netherlands wants to provide Ukraine with twelve to 18 fighter jets. It is unclear when Ukraine will actually be able to use the F-16 fighter jets in the war zone.
It is estimated that pilot training will take at least six months. According to the ministry, during the training the machines will only fly in NATO airspace.