Frisian Flag 2019 Air Force Base Leeuwarden 1th & 5th of April - the Netherlands

From Monday 1 April to Friday 12 April, Leeuwarden Air Base will host the large-scale international exercise Frisian Flag 2019. During the exercise, over 50 aircraft and fighter aircraft will complete extensive and complex training missions.

In addition to the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s F-16s, coalition partners Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States will also be participating in Frisian Flag with their (fighter) aircraft.

Air traffic control and organisation The Dutch and German Control and Reporting Centre (CRC) will have command over the entire exercise area. An AWACS radar aircraft will support the CRC with radar images and its onboard tactical controllers.

Frisian Flag is organised by 322 TACTES Squadron, based at Leeuwarden Air Base.

EART tanker exercise at Eindhoven Air Base Simultaneously with Frisian Flag, an international tanker exercise will also be taking place: European Air Refuelling Training (EART). This exercise will be based at Eindhoven Air Base. The aircraft participating in this exercise will provide air-to-air refuelling of the aircraft taking part in Frisian Flag. Tanker aircraft from Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States will be taking part. Source:


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