Aeroclub Sanicole and the Belgian Air Force organize an annual air show, called the International Sanicole Airshow. It is even the only annual Belgian civil aviation show, an there for a very special one. Therefore people from home and abroad come to Hechtel-Eksel airport.
The airshow has become a renowned event that offers plenty of spectacle for everyone.
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Another Dutch event after the Frisian Flag, held at the Leeuwarden Air Base, is the Air Force Days of the Dutch Airforce.
In 2019 the Air Force Days will be on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June at Volkel Air Base. During these days you will see demonstrations with Dutch and foreign aircraft. Also, a static show with aircraft on the ground will be there.
As always, the event is free for young and old. The theme of these Air Force Days is “We are the Air Force”.
From 1 to 12 April 2019, another Frisian Flag training will be held at Leeuwarden Air Base. Participants will fly twice a day.
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.
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.
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)