Frisian Flag 2019

Frisian Flag 2019

From 1 to 12 April 2019, another Frisian Flag training will be held at Leeuwarden Air Base. Participants will fly twice a day.

Cobham DA-20, UK, Frisian Flag 2018
Cobham DA-20
Purpose of the Frisian Flag exercise.
The purpose of the Frisian Flag is to train pilots on cooperation. These kinds of international exercises make it possible for pilots and soldiers to act together in, among other things, difficult situations. Pilots in areas such as Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq were often confronted with a large coalition of power; exercises such as Frisian Flag are essential to be able to perform the procedures as well as possible.
Information
For more information please visit the sit of the LvnLL
On this site, you’ll find information on the time schedule, parking, safety issues etc. The site is in the Dutch language.
Another interesting event is the Sanicole Airshow in September
Enjoy!!

 

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Frisian Flag 2019

Frisian Flag

Frisian Flag 2019 is coming up and therefore it is time again to prepare the hearing protection and the camera !!

Exactly like in 2018, another major exercise is being organized at the Leeuwarden Airbase.
Speaking about this, have a look at my album page for pictures of this last year major event.

Leeuwarden Air Base

Leeuwarden Airbase is hosting the major Frisian Flag 2019 international exercise. Actually from Monday, April 1 through Friday till April 12, if you like to visit the Airbase.
Accordingly, 50 (hunting) aircraft, approximately, train extensive and complex international missions from the air base.

Additionally to the F-16s of the Dutch Air Force, the coalition partners Germany, France, Great Britain, Poland, Switzerland are participating.
By the way, the United States of America is also participating in Frisian Flag 2019

Frisian Flag 2019, F16
Frisian Flag 2019
Aircraft coming to Leeuwarden Air Base
GermanyEF-2000 Eurofighter (8x)
FranceM-2000D Dassault Mirage (4x)
UKCobham DA-20 (1x)
The NetherlandsF-16 Fighting Falcon (16x)
PolandF-16 Fighting Falcon (8x)
USF-16 Fighting Falcon (8x)
SwitzerlandF-18 Hornet (4x)

Do you want even more information about the Frisian Flag 2019, then check the site of our Ministry of Defence over here (Dutch version) The link of this specific happening will be removed after a few weeks when it is finished?

You can have a look at LVNNL site as well.

Anything else?

When there are any other activities I’ll post it here as soon as possible. On the mainpage, you’ll find an event calendar. Here I’ll give relevant updates.

However, you can follow me on social media or keep an eye on my portfolio

Enjoy!!

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Frisian Flag 2018, Large Scale Military Exercise.

From Sunday 8 April to Friday 20 April, Leeuwarden Air Base hosted the large-scale international exercise Frisian Flag 2018.

I had the opportunity to visit this major event in the north of our beautiful country on April 16th. An early start that morning and on my way to the spotter’s hill close to runway 05.
After parking my car it didn’t take long before the first wave took off.

Cobham DA-20, UK, Frisian Flag 2018
Cobham DA-20, UK

Except for the Polish MIG-29 Fulcrum’s (2x) all countries took off, returning within an hour and a half.
After all, planes were back and safely landed we had a break for about an hour or so before the second wave started.

F-15 Eagle, USA, Frisian Flag 2018
F-15 Eagle, USA

Well, at the end of the day the total clicks of my camera were up with a bit more than 3200 photos taken. (o my god… )
Anyway, I had a great day and it felt good to be back close to the base again.

For a first impression of the photos, have a look at my Portfolio under Aviation_Military.
I’ll add more soon after I have sorted them all… (which is still a lot)

Enjoy!!