EMVO/VVO Class Badges

Like explained on the previous page all student classes of the Dutch Air Force (KLu) has its own class-badge. These badges always refer to certain topics and characteristics of the specific class. The badges display the course type, year and class number and a catchy nickname.

Course types:

  • EMVO = Elementaire Militaire Vlieger Opleiding (Basic Pilot Training)
  • VVO = Voortgezette Vlieger Opleiding (Advanced Pilot Training) Normally helicopter EMVO follow up pilot course
  • SVTO = Synthetische Vlieger Training Opleiding (Simulator Instructor Course)
  • BVO = Basis Vlieger Opleiding (Basic Pilot Training) In the past a course between EMVO and VVO
  • MVB = Marine Vlieger (Navy Pilot Training) Nowadays Navy pilots are integrated into the EMVO class
  • VIO = Vlieger Instructeur Opleiding (Pilot Instructor Course)

Year and class reference: 1601 = 2016 class 1, 9805 = 1998 class 5, 0002 = 2000 class 2, etc.

*With special thanks to Bob Iken for making it possible to also use scans of his superb collection!

 

2022

'Holiday?' was disapproved and later crossed out

2021

Class consisted also of Navy students - this class was during the Covid-19 era (hence Pandemic)

Referring to strippers... and F1 Max Verstappen this year?

First class with MQ9 destined students

Referring to the James Bond movie 'No Time To Die' (2021)

Referring to the Top Gun 2 movie (coming in 2022)

2020

Class was divided over 2019 and 2020

The course was changed so they had less second chances

Pilot is drinking a 'Corona' - 'Zoom' refers to Bergen op Zoom (town near the airbase)

2019

Class was divided over 2019 and 2020

2018

5 ('V') students, referring to 'V for Vendetta' (hence 'Vengeful...')

Class was divided: some trained in Belgium (SF260)

2017

The original badge was disapproved

Crossover between Apache's and Alpaca's

VVO soley for helicopter destined students; this badge shows the common rivalry between fighter and helo pilots

2016

Rare SVT-O simulator instructor student badge deviated from the original EMVO badge on the left

'Release the Kraken' is a brand of rum....

VVO referring to their next to follow helicopter careers

2015

Class rivalry between 1501 and  1402 - flying the 1402 'Minion' in halve

Class had a scale model of a PC7 on top of space shuttle rockets - guess some joke?

2014

Minion language 'Pwede na!?' refers to 'Can we start!?'

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

(collection Jeffrey Paus)

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

Independent VVO classes, VIO and others