Sunday , 20 September 2020


Amazing welcome for the Paralympic Team of the Netherlands!

The Dutch team enjoyed a spectacular welcome home from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this week, as their planes from Brazil were accompanied by two F16 fighter planes from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Koninklijke Luchtmacht. Two planes from the Leewarden airbase escorted each of the two KLM aircrafts carrying the 18 gold, 19 silver and 26 bronze medallists.

They were picked up at the Dutch border by the Koninklijke Luchtmacht and accompanied all the way to Schiphol airport, as had been done for the returning Olympic team. In a video posted to Twitter, one F16 pilot can be seen raising his arms and giving the thumbs-up in celebration as he flies his plane alongside the first aircraft carrying the team. He then does an impressive barrel roll.

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