Frisian Flag Leeuwarden AFB 2016 – Photo’s

Logtnest Photography Frisian Flag Leeuwarden AFB 2016 - Photo's Frisian Flag

From april 11. to 22. 2016 was the thirteenth edition of Frisian Flag. Frisian Flag is the North European version of exercises like Red Flag and Maple Flag in the USA and Canada. The exercise in it’s current form exsists since 1999, but it’s origins go back to 1992.

Large scale excersises like Frisian Flag are meant to practice international cooperation in conflict area’s. Air Refueling is part of the exercises. This year around seventy aircraft from Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, the UK and the USA took part in the exercises in Danish, German and Dutch airspace.

Every day between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm, fifty aircraft took off for morning and afternoon missions. Depending on the wind, many spotters were watching from the Marssum or Jelsum side of the airbase.

Below is a list of the participants and some photo’s I took on april 11th and 14th.

Departs fromQuantityAircraft typeOriginRemark
Leeuwarden AB, EHLW1DA20 FalconUnited Kingdom, RAF
1DA20 FalconNorway, RNoAF
10EF2000Germany, GAF
8F-15C/DUnited States, ANG USAF104 FW and 144 FW
8F-16AM/BMBelgium, BAF
14F-16AM/BMNetherlands, RNLAF311, 322, 323 sqn
6F-16C/DPoland, PolAF
6F/A-18Finland, FinAF
6Tornado GR4United Kingdom, RAF
5Mirage 2000D/NFrance, FAF
Eindhoven AB, EHEH1C-130HNetherlands, RNLAF
1C-135FRFrance, FAFTanker, EART
1KC767AItaly, ItAFTanker, EART
1KDC-10Netherlands, RNLAFTanker, EART
Köln-Bonn Airport,EDDK1A310MRTTGermany, GAFTanker, EART

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