Exercise reports

Frisian Flag 2018

By Gostar den Daas | April 2018
Two week combined NATO exercise.

Every year Leeuwarden AB in the Northern part of the Netherlands is home to the combined NATO exercise, Frisian Flag. This year two USAF F-15 ANG units joint amongst Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Polish units. In two week’s time, the aircraft flew two sorties a day exercising several scenario’s. Highlight of this year was the participation of two Polish MiG-29s.

The exercise took place from 9 till 20 April. Thousands of aircraft enthusiasts gathered during this time to see the daily two wave take-offs and landings. Especially in the second week the weather conditions were excellent.

Scenario’s flown included air superiority, attack of simulated SAM sites, recovery/support of a downed air crew. Air superiority and dogfighting was realistic this year, as the foo forces flew with MiG-29s. Also some participants exercised bombing runs on the nearby Vliehorst shooting range.

Tanker support was delivered from Eindhoven AB, although the French and US tankers left early to support an attack of Syria. The Dutch KDC-10 was broken so most support was delivered by the Germans.


CE.15-09/15-77, EF-18

102/30-EF, Rafale

4042, F-16

J-201, F-16

-, Mirage 2000

338/4-IO, Rafale

30+57, EF2000

111, MiG-29

83-0018/MA, F-15

G-FRAT, Falcon 20

30+87, EF2000

J-009, F-16

C.15-28/15-15, EF-18

C.15-35/15-22, EF-18

104/30-HH, Rafale

4045, F-16

4042, F-16

4042, F-16

J-003, F-16

C.15-16/15-03, EF-18

C.15-28/15-15, EF-18

C.15-28/15-15, EF-18

30+87, EF2000

J-866, F-16

-, Mirage 2000

CE.15-03/15-72, EF-18

CE.15-09/15-77, EF-18

645/3-XP, Mirage 2000

681/3-AG, Mirage 2000

648/3-XT, Mirage 2000

J-879 , F-16

83-0018/MA, F-15

85-0094, F-15

86-0158/MA, F-15

84-0005, F-15

J-882/AZ, F-16

84-0021, F-15

84-0021, F-15

C.15-22/15-09, EF-18

CE.15-04/15-74, EF-18

C.15-41/15-28, EF-18

C.15-22/15-09, EF-18

668/3-IG, Mirage 2000

85-0134/MA, F-15

C.15-16/15-03, EF-18

0219, M-28

85-0106, F-15

314/4-HP, Rafale

G-FRAT, Falcon 20

85-0134/MA, F-15

84-0005, F-15

J-514, F-16

C.15-35/15-22, EF-18

-, F-15

84-0002, F-15

84-0003, F-15

85-0106, F-15

30+87, EF2000

31+07, EF2000

85-0111/MA, F-15

86-0158/MA, F-15

J-017, F-16

J-624, F-16

J-631, F-16

4043, F-16

4045, F-16

4055, F-16

4047, F-16

30+86, EF2000

31+04, EF2000

J-005, F-16

J-003, F-16

J-196, F-16

J-015, F-16

J-136, F-16

J-882/AZ, F-16

J-511, F-16

59, MiG-29

111, MiG-29

84-0002, F-15

59, MiG-29

59, MiG-29

59, MiG-29

111, MiG-29

85-0134/MA, F-15

30+87, EF2000

-, EF2000

85-0111/MA, F-15

86-0158/MA , F-15

86-0158/MA, F-15

86-0158/MA, F-15

J-631, F-16

128/30-GG, Rafale

G-FRAT, Falcon 20

-, Rafale

128/30-GG, Rafale

85-0106, F-15

85-0111/MA, F-15

31+08, EF2000

-, EF2000

C.15-35/15-22, EF-18

648/3-XT, Mirage 2000

317/4-HO, Rafale

84-0028/MA, F-15

86-0158/MA, F-15

84-0005, F-15

84-0005, F-15

4055, F-16

4043, F-16

J-003, F-16

J-643, F-16

J-015, F-16

J-201, F-16

J-624, F-16

J-006, F-16

J-882/AZ, F-16

J-136, F-16

111, MiG-29

J-017, F-16

-, Mirage 2000

645/3-XP, Mirage 2000

668/3-IG, Mirage 2000

-, EF-18

648/3-XT, Mirage 2000

C.15-16/15-03, EF-18

C.15-33/15-20, EF-18

C.15-33/15-20, EF-18

111, MiG-29

59, MiG-29

59, MiG-29

84-0005, F-15

84-0028/MA, F-15

J-631, F-16

J-879, F-16

-, Rafale

30+86, EF2000

104/30-HH, Rafale

102/30-EF, Rafale

28/30-GG, Rafale

4055, F-16

4043, F-16

-, F-16

J-630, F-16

J-015, F-16

317/4-HO, Rafale

314/4-HP , Rafale

J-624, F-16

J-006, F-16

31+01, EF2000

G-FRAT, Falcon 20

Log

Aircraft participating on 11 and 18 April

Serial Aircraft Unit/Notes
645/3-XPMirage 2000DEC03.003
648/3-XTMirage 2000DEC03.003
668/3-IGMirage 2000DEC01.003
681/3-AGMirage 2000DEC01.003
102/30-EFRafale CEC01.030
104/30-HHRafale CEC03.030
125/30-GDRafale CEC02.030
128/30-GGRafale CEC03.030 Tiger mrks
314/4-HPRafale BEC01.004
317/4-HORafale BEC03.004
338/4-IORafale BEC01.004
346/3-FMRafale BEC02.092
353/4-FTRafale BEC01.004
30+57EF2000TLG31
30+86EF2000TLG71
30+87EF2000TLG71
30+89EF2000TLG71
31+01EF2000TLF31
31+04EF2000TLG71
31+07EF2000TLG71
31+08EF2000TLF31
59MiG-29A23.BLT
111MiG-29A23.BLT
4042F-16C31.BLT
4043F-16C31.BLT
4045F-16C31.BLT
4047F-16C31.BLT
4055F-16C31.BLT
0219M-28B/PT8.BLTr
CE.15-03/15-72EF-18BMAla 15
CE.15-04/15-74EF-18BMAla 15 (arr 11-4)
CE.15-09/15-77EF-18BMAla 15
C.15-16/15-03EF-18MAla 15
C.15-22/15-09EF-18MAla 15 (arr 11-4)
C.15-23/15-10EF-18MAla 15
C.15-28/15-15EF-18MAla 15
C.15-33/15-20EF-18MAla 15
C.15-35/15-22EF-18MAla 15
C.15-41/15-28EF-18MAla 15 (arr 11-4)
83-0018/MAF-15C131st FS
84-0002F-15C123rd FS
84-0003F-15C123rd FS
84-0005F-15C123rd FS
84-0021F-15C123rd FS
84-0028/MAF-15C131st FS
85-0094F-15C123rd FS
85-0106F-15C123rd FS (arr 11-4)
85-0111/MAF-15C131st FS
85-0118/MAF-15C131st FS
85-0134/MAF-15D131st FS
86-0158/MAF-15C131st FS
J-003F-16AM322 sqn
J-005F-16AM312 sqn
J-006F-16AM322 sqn
J-009F-16AM322 sqn
J-015F-16AM312/313 sqn Tiger tank
J-017F-16AM322 sqn
J-136F-16AM312 sqn
J-196F-16AM313 sqn
J-201F-16AM322 sqn
J-362F-16AM322 sqn
J-511F-16AM322 sqn
J-514F-16AM313 sqn
J-624F-16AM322 sqn
J-630F-16AM312 sqn
J-631F-16AM322 sqn
J-632F-16AM322 sqn
J-643F-16AM313 sqn
J-866F-16AM312/313 sqn
J-879F-16AM322 sqn
J-882/AZF-16BM313 sqn 148FS mrk
G-FRATFalcon 20CGobham Aviation Services

Aviation Group Leeuwarden and the Dutch Air Force again organized great facilities for the spotters, with parking next to the Runway at Marssum, toilets and a burger stand.

forum Comments
info_outline Our membership area is currently disabled and so the ability to create a comment. The membership area will return as we're currently re-building this section.