Dutch viper fleet feels the strain; orange lion team takes a sabbatical year.

In an announcement on their Facebook page yesterday the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 display team cancelled their 2015 airshow season. Citing operational demands the much-loved team won’t be flying their single ship display until at least 2016.

RNLAF Single Ship demo aircraft taxiing out for a display. The bright orange jet has since been repainted into a normal tactical paintscheme.

RNLAF Single Ship demo aircraft taxiing out for a display. The bright orange jet has since been repainted into a normal tactical paintscheme.

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