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
Germany EF-2000 Eurofighter (8x)
France M-2000D Dassault Mirage (4x)
UK Cobham DA-20 (1x)
The Netherlands F-16 Fighting Falcon (16x)
Poland F-16 Fighting Falcon (8x)
US F-16 Fighting Falcon (8x)
Switzerland F-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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APROC 2018 Album

APROC 2018 Album!
Boeing CH-47 Chinook, APROC 2018 Album
Boeing CH-47 Chinook

The APROC 2018 Album is live.

In the post, of 2018/06/09, I mentioned that 2018 was the year that the Royal Netherlands Air Force hosted the exercise APROC 2018.

I needed quite some time to get the pictures sorted out and accordingly published on my site. Finally, it’s here. However, there are more photos which I’ll add later to the APROC 2018 Album.

APROC 2018 Album
Swedish Black Hawk

A military show or exercise like the APROC is a little different than an airshow like the Airshow by LeaseWeb Texel.

Different countries, several types of helicopters. An amazing organisation at work to get this done.
This was the real hardcore stuff.

What’s next?

I had another shoot with lovely puppies last week. I’ll post an album of these little creatures soon accordingly.

With regard to planes and helicopters, the next journey is already planned.  The Belgian Air Force Day. Next Saturday I’ll be heading for Belgium.

Keep an eye on my portfolio

Anything else?

Yes, I’ll upload some new photo’s to the albums and portfolio in the next couple of weeks. When I find the time

You can also follow me on social media as I have already or will post pictures on a daily base.

In case something comes up I’ll let you know with an update post.

Have a nice day!!

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Photo Albums

Photo Albums

On my site, I show a lot of photos in my Portfolio. But you can see lot more photos. Therefore I prepared a page with photo albums, to show you all the photo collections of the different events. Starting with the recent visit of the air force base Beauvechain.

MIG-29 taking off, Frisian Flag 2018, Photo Albums, wildlife, aviation, landscapes, sport
MIG-29 taking off
Photo Albums.

The albums do not necessarily show a story. Most of the time it’s just a collection with the same subject but ordered in the time taken. So it gives a bit of story or timeline.

Belgian NH-90 Team, Photo Albums, wildlife, aviation, landscapes, sport
Belgian NH-90 Team
The subjects

Target is to have the photo albums show all kind of events, visits or other activities. Subjects will be wildlife, aviation, landscapes, sport or anything else. The sky is the limit, right?

Today I start with the visits of two air force bases.

  1. The first album will show Airforce base Leeuwarden during the military exercise 2018 Frisian Flag.
  2. The second album is from my visit to the Belgium Airforce base Beauvechain. I told you about that visit Apr 28, 2018.

Go here for my photo albums page or follow the link in the menu at the top of the screen

What’s next?

As the photo albums page has been set up I’ll make the portfolios a bit smaller. In the next couple of weeks, I’ll sort that out.

2018 June 4, I’ll visit the large-scale APROC military exercise at Gilze Rijen Airforce base.
You can expect a series of photo’s of that soon in the photo albums.

Keep an eye on my portfolio and Albums

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!!