Therefore, it is time again to prepare the hearing protection and the camera !!
Frisian Flag 2019
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 UnitedStates of America is also participating in Frisian Flag
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.
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.
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)