Tag Archives: Leeuwarden

Frisian Flag 2019

Like clockwork April is the scene of the Frisian Flag exercise being held at Leeuwarden airbase. This years edition saw the participation of a large contigent of F-16 operators. Next to the Dutch F-16’s from Volkel and Leeuwarden, Poland was present and the U.S. Air National Guard sent eight Vipers from Duluth airport in Minnesota. A change of type as previous years the mighty Eagle was present at this exercise. Next to that France sent 4 Mirage 2000D’s, Germany a bunch of Eurofighters and Switzerland sent F/A-18’s although they left the exercise early so those were not observed when GVR Aviation was present.

Frisian Flag 2008

Frisian Flag can be called the Red Flag of the low countries due to its smaller size, but comparable goal. To train aircrew in conducting mulit-role missions in a realistic enviroment. The 2008 edition was held in April and May at Leeuwarden AB and GVR Aviation was there to get a glimpse of the action.