Frisian Flag is one of the largest international fighter exercises in Europe. It is hosted by Leeuwarden AB in the Netherlands, and was in 2013 held from April 15th to April 26th.
During the exercise’s two weeks fighter pilots from several countries train offensive and defensive missions. The focus of Frisian Flag 2013 was international co-operation, meaning the use of air weapons combined with international air combat control and air traffic control.
According to the Netherlands Ministry of Defence Frisian Flag trains pilots for international missions like in the skies of Afghanistan and Libya.
AIRheads’ Dennis Spronk went to Leeuwarden to catch what was going on.
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