The Apache Solo Display Team together with the F-16 demo team are the 2 official demo teams of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The teams are being used to promote the RNLAF on national and international airshows to show the motto of the RNLAF: One team one mission and to show its AIRPOWER.
Because of operational deployments the team did not perform any shows between 2005-2009 and 2012. Following 2010, 2011 and 2013 the team will fly again demonstrations in 2014.
For the 2014 season the team consist out of 2 pilots, 3 coaches and 6 technicians. The 2014 team consist of personel from the 301 "Redskins" squadron as well as from the 299 squadron. The 299 squadron being the training and expertise squadron of the Defense Helicopter Command. All technicians are from the 301 squadron.
The HAWK with tailnumber Q-17 is the dedicated Apache of the team for 2014