netherlands Soesterberg AB

Utrecht, Utrecht



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4.7080 vlasakkers military exercise area, Utrecht
10.5307EHHV Hilversum, Noord-Holland
28.9159 Rivierenland ziekenhuis, Gelderland
32.0091 Harskamp, Gelderland
34.7311 Amsterdam RAI, Noord-Holland
35.6309 VU Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

1913 to 2008

52° 8' 0'' N - 5° 16' 0'' E
Cramped between the city of Zeist and th
Elevation: 88 feet

History of this Location

Soesterberg is the very first air base of the Dutch Air Force. It was opened in 1913. After WWII Soesterberg became, as Camp New Amsterdam, home of the American 32 FIS (later 32 TFS) flying F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Delta Dagger, F-4 Phantom and F-15 Eagle. Helicopter flying started in 1955 with the arrival of Hiller H-23B Raven. From 1964 the Alouette III  was introduced and in 1975 the Bolbow Bo-105 was added to the inventory. The H-23B was withdrawn in 1965 and the Bo-105 were transferred to Deelen in 1979. In 1996 the first CH-47D and AS-532 Cougar were introduced making the mainstay of the Alouette III leaving service. As the Alouette is very cheap to operate, a few were still on strength for Royal VIP flights.
The US Air Force withdrew from its part of the base in Sep 1994.
Base closed in 2008.

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List of units at Soesterberg

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1995/08300 SquadronAS532U2 Cougar 1996/   
SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III 1965/15
1968/08298 SquadronCH-47D Chinook 1996/   
SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III 1964/96
1968/77SAR FlightSE3160 / SA316A Alouette III 1967/94
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum

List of aircraft and events at Soesterberg

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By Date | By Serial

1980-dec-18 DE LuftwaffeUH-1D70+87
1981-sep-12 CH-53C70-1630
1984-sep-01 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-350
1990-jun-15 444 SquadronCH-136 Kiowa136225
1990-jun-15 444 SquadronCH-136 Kiowa136237
1990-jun-15 UK Royal Air ForceCH-47C ChinookZA714
1991-nov-26 299 SquadronBo105CB-83
1991-nov-26 Koninklijke LuchtmachtBo105CBB-74
1991-nov-26 299 SquadronBo105CBB-43
1992-mar-05 Koninklijke LuchtmachtBo105CBB-39
1992-mar-05 Koninklijke LuchtmachtBo105CBB-67
1992-mar-05 UK Army Air CorpsLynx AH9ZG889
1992-mar-09 tdy to 12mar92UK Royal Air ForceSea King HAR.3XZ588
1992-mar-20 US US Air ForceUH-1N69-6606
1994-sep 18 SquadronCH-47D ChinookZA714
1994-sep 70th TRANSUH-1H Iroquois73-22123
1994-sep 70th TRANSUH-1H Iroquois73-22127
1994-sep 70th TRANSUH-1H Iroquois74-22504
1994-sep 45 MedCoUH-60A Black Hawk82-23745
1994-sep 45 MedCoUH-60A Black Hawk82-23751
1994-sep US US Army AviationUH-60A Black Hawk87-24589
1994-sep 45 MedCoUH-60A Black Hawk82-23755
1994-sep US US Army AviationUH-60A Black Hawk82-23668
1995-dec Koninklijke LuchtmachtCH-47D ChinookD-664
1998-jun Koninklijke LuchtmachtSE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-260
1998-jun Koninklijke LuchtmachtSE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-261
1998-jun Koninklijke LuchtmachtSE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-246
1999-jul-29 HFR15CH-53G84+68
1999-jul-29 33 SquadronSA330E PumaXW207
1999-jul-29 33 SquadronSA330E PumaXW208
2000-apr-18 CH-47D ChinookZA681 / ES
2000-apr-18 CH-47D ChinookD-102
2002-may-25 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-275
2003-oct-29 AS532U2 Cougar S-419
2004-mar-30 AS532U2 Cougar S-441
2004-sep-17 AS532U2 Cougar S-453
2005-feb-07 AS532U2 Cougar S-457
2005-feb-07 AS532U2 Cougar S-440
2005-feb-07 CH-47D ChinookD-665
2005-feb-07 CH-47D ChinookD-106
2005-feb-16 CH-47C ChinookZA680
2005-feb-16 CH-47D ChinookZA680
2005-mar-07 Bo105CBS-2PH-RPX
2005-mar-09 CH-47D ChinookD-662
2005-mar-15 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-247
2005-apr-03 Bo105CPH-RPV
2005-apr-21 SA330E PumaXW222
2005-apr-25 AS532U2 Cougar S-419
2006-sep-15 EH101 Mk.512M-511
2007-feb-02 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-465
2007-feb-23 AS532U2 Cougar S-458
2007-jul-25 Detachment21st SOSHH-53C Super Jolly69-5795
2008-may-23 AS532U2 Cougar S-454
2008-jun-01 Bo105CBB-37
2008-jun-01 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-465
2009-mar-22 Bo105CBB-37
2009-sep-13 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-465
2011-apr-03 SE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIH-20
2012-jan-27 Bo105CBB-37
2019-may Koninklijke LuchtmachtSE3160 / SA316A Alouette IIIA-253
2020 vsq 7AB204B225

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