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Frisian Flag 2013

Specially painted Belgian Air Component F-16AM with serial FA-110 (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Specially painted Belgian Air Component F-16AM with serial FA-110 (Image © Dennis Spronk)

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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Pair of German Air Force EF2000s to land (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Pair of German Air Force EF2000s to land (Image © Dennis Spronk)
German Air Force EF2000 with serial 30+91 (Image © Dennis Spronk)
German Air Force EF2000 with serial 30+91 (Image © Dennis Spronk)
RNLAF F-16AM with serial J-001 (Image © Dennis Spronk)
RNLAF F-16AM with serial J-001 (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Belgian Air Force F-16BM Fighting Falcon (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Belgian Air Component F-16BM Fighting Falcon (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Polish Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Polish Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Swedish Air Force JAS 39C Gripen (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Swedish Air Force JAS 39C Gripen (Image © Dennis Spronk)
French Air Force Mirage 2000B (Image © Dennis Spronk)
French Air Force Mirage 2000B (Image © Dennis Spronk)
French Air Force Mirage 2000C (Image © Dennis Spronk)
French Air Force Mirage 2000C (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Formation of four EF 2000s (Image © Dennis Spronk)
Formation of four EF 2000s (Image © Dennis Spronk)

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