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Frisian Flag 2014

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I've been 3 days at Leeuwarden air base, in the Netherlands, to take photos at Frisian Flag 2014, an exercise which simulates Combined Air Operations. Every day there were 2 missions, with 40 airplanes each!

 

The Royal Netherlands Air Force used F-16s, both based in Leeuwarden and deployed from Volkel.

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There was a Dutch C-130 too, equipped with ECM pods.

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The RNLAF also provided SAR support with AB.412s.

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Other participants:

Spanish Air Force Typhoons

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Portuguese Air Force F-16s

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Finnish Air Force F-18s

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Royal Danish Air Force F-16s

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Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16s, 2 of which were painted with special tails for the Tiger Meets

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Belgian Air Component F-16s

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German Luftwaffe Typhoons

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In Leeuwarden there was also a civilan Dassault Falcon 20 used as an electronic training simulator, which replaced an ECM Royal Norwegian Air Force Dassault 20. Unfortunately, the only time it flew when I was there, I missed it.

Other participants were tankers from Italy (KC-767), Germany (A310 MRTT) and the Netherlands (KDC-10) deployed at Eindhoven (from where they also participated to European Air Refueling Training 2014 exercise), and a NATO E-3 Sentry based in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

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Makes me proud to be Dutch, great excercise !!!!

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No French airplanes? :(

 

Not this year. Last year there were French Mirage 2000s and Mirage F1s, but this year the French Air Force is already involved in the joint French-Saudi exercise Green Shield in Nancy (I should have departed for Nancy tomorrow, unfortunately I was forced to cancel it). What a pity, since I only have static photos of Mirage F1s :sad:

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Not this year. Last year there were French Mirage 2000s and Mirage F1s, but this year the French Air Force is already involved in the joint French-Saudi exercise Green Shield in Nancy (I should have departed for Nancy tomorrow, unfortunately I was forced to cancel it). What a pity, since I only have static photos of Mirage F1s :sad:

The French F-1's are going to be retired this summer. The last flight is going to be held at the 14 Juillet parade at Paris. If you can go there you can still take them some pics.

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