Exercise Frisian Flag 2018


Between 9 and the 20th of April, a large exercise was held at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands. 

The exercise is called Frisian Flag 2018. 

Participating aircraft from several countries in the world will be airborne twice a day. 


Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Coffer 

Regional Media Center (RMC) Europe & AFN Europe

Recently, Peter van den Berg provided an overview on the exercise on Aviation Photography Digest.

Frisan Flag is designed to train pilots and crews for operating together in demanding combat situations

The participants were varied.

First of course are the Dutch with their own F-16s.

Second, the German Air Force sent Eurofighters.

Third, the French sent Mirage 2000 and Rafale fighter aircraft.

Fourth, the Spanish sent their F-18s.

The Poles sent F-16s and Mig-29s.

And the USAF sent 12 Air National Guard F-15s.