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End of an era:

 Royal Netherlands Navy took leave of the P-3 Orion

After 25 years of outstanding service

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P-3C CUP 312 during a very low pass over RNLNAS Valkenburg’s empty flightline. It was the RNLN’s last P-3 movement from Valkenburg.

Air station personnel gathered together to wave goodbye to their former workhorse (photo: Jaap Dubbeldam, 22 June 2006)

 

 

The P-3 Orion Research Group is a cooperation of Jaap Dubbeldam and Marco P.J. Borst. We both used to be "aircraftspotters" at the former RNLNAS Valkenburg in The Netherlands. Jaap's P-3 archives go back to the early seventies. Marco started to collect P-3 information in 1981 when the Royal Netherlands Navy received its first P-3C Orions. We started to cooperate as the "P-3 Orion Research Group" in January 1990 and today we consider ourselves as the world's leading experts on the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion.

 

Since March 1990, we have published an "Orion News" section in the two-monthly magazine "Centerline" of the "Valkenburg Aircraft Spotters Association".  In this news section we publish details on aircraft transfers to other squadrons and general news items on P-3 Orions around the world.  We are also contributors to other magazines like “Scramble”.

 

Our first major project was the compilation of a booklet on the P-3 Orion which was published in February 1996. Marco P.J. Borst has also written numerous articles concerning P-3 Orion squadrons and their operations for international magazines like the former "Airborne LOG" (published by Lockheed Martin), "Maritime Patrol Aviation" (published by VP International), and "Air International".

 

The P-3 Orion Research Group (PORG) has published its second "P-3 Orion" booklet - which is an all-English version this time - in March 2001. This booklet features the same main chapters as the 1996 version (see our P-3 Orion Books section) but each chapter has been brought up-to-date.  More information on this publication can be found in our P-3 Orion books section.

 

 

Alle Nederlandse websites over luchtvaarthistorie. - All Dutch websites on aviation history.

 

play a video of a RNoAF P-3C mission out of Sigonella

TACCO Major Torbjørn Haugen asks the crew of a vessel what its

homeport is, while the P-3C is flying overhead

 

German Navy P-3C CUP photo page: click on the photo above.

 

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"THIS WEBSITE IS IN NO WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OFFICIAL AUTHORITY.

THE P-3 ORION RESEARCH GROUP IS A PRIVATE INITIATIVE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WELL DISPOSED TOWARDS THE LOCKHEED-MARTIN P-3 ORION."

 

e-mail: p3orion@planet.nl

 

 

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