Arrival G-988, Eindhoven 01-12-2009

The first of two refurbished C-130H Hercules for the Royal Netherlands Air Force arrived at its new base at Eindhoven on December the first. Following a maiden test flight on July the second, aircraft G-988 will be evaluated by the Dutch defense material command. If everything is going to plan the aircraft will be used by the Dutch Air Force from January 2010 on. It will then enter the Operational Test and Evaluation phase, in which pilots and technicians will be trained to operate the short Hercules. The two new C-130H's will join the two C-130H-30 Hercules already used by 336 squadron at Eindhoven air force base.

Local spotting group EWAS organized a short during base visit to witness the arrival of the G-988. The pictures below are the proof that it wa a good visit.

Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron landing for the first time on it's new homebase Eindhoven Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing
Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing
Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing
Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing
Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing
Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron taxiing Close up of the nose section of Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron
Close up of the nose section of Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron Close up of the nose section of Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron
Close up of the front section of Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron Lockheed C-130H Hercules, G-988, 336 squadron for the first time on the ramp at Eindhoven
C-130H, G-988, 336 sqn.
Close up of the front section of Fokker 50, U-06, 334 squadron Fokker 50, U-06, 334 squadron taxiing
Fokker 50, U-06, 334 sqn.
McDonnell Douglas KDC-10.30CF, T-235, 334 squadron McDonnell Douglas KDC-10, T-235, 334 squadron with the front cargo door open
McDonnell Douglas KDC-10.30CF, T-235, 334 squadron
KDC-10.30CF, T-235, 334 sqn.
Boeing 737-8AS, EI-DWZ, Ryanair taxiing Close up of Boeing 737-8AS, EI-DWZ, Ryanair in take off
Boeing 737-8AS, EI-DWZ, Ryanair
Airbus A320-232, HA-LPU, Wizz Air braking with thrust reversers Ilyushin Il-76TD, RA-76846, Aviacon Zitotrans at the cargo ramp at Eindhoven
A320-232, HA-LPU, Wizz Air
Il-76TD, RA-76846, Aviacon Zitotrans
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