The sight of F-16s landing at Tucson International Airport, Ariz., with drag chutes is a sure sign that the Dutch are back for pilot training with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing, announced officials with the Air Guard unit, Dec. 10, 2010. After a three-year hiatus, Dutch pilots and F-16s began returning in late October 2010. The Dutch use the drag chutes on their F-16s as a safety feature for short field landings and adverse weather conditions. The Air Guard F-16s at Tucson don’t use drag chutes. Here, a Dutch F-16 employs its drag chute upon landing at Tucson, Dec. 10, 2010.
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