The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will restart its F-16 pilot training exercises at Tucson International Airport in the US after a three-year absence.

The RNLAF plans to deploy 14 of its F-16 jets in Tucson to participate in basic F-16 flight training and instructor pilot certification.

The 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard will provide the required training to the first batch of Dutch pilots.

Flight training is scheduled to be in full swing by January 2011, according to the Associated Press.