EFES-2022 Live Fire exercise – coming soon!
Anatolian Phoenix 2022 – coming soon!
Iniochos 2022 exercise – coming soon!
Frisian Flag exercise 2022 – coming soon!
Skyline Aviation – the North Sea Aggressor
Skyline Aviation was founded in 1992 and nowadays it is a subsidiary of the AEC Skyline Holding. Operations started from Naval Air Station de Kooy with a Grumman Tiger and later a Mitsubishi Mu-2. Both were used during exercises with the Royal Netherlands Navy for tracking runs and target towing. A Learjet 36A was added to the inventory in February 1995, also for target towing
RCAF CC-150s at Eelde in support of Frisian Flag exercise
In the evening, on the 13th of March, A Royal Canadian Armed Forces CC-150 Polaris made a rare appearance at Groningen Airport Eelde, the Netherlands. The CC-150 Polaris, with serial 15003 arrived during the weekend with personnel in support of the Frisian Flag 2022 exercise that was scheduled to start later that month at Leeuwarden Air Base.
Bye-bye F-16! But no farewell yet…
On the 7th of June 1979, the first F-16 from the Royal Netherlands Air Force touched down at Leeuwarden Air Base. Now 42 years later, the last based F-16s were scheduled to depart to their new home base Volkel on the 1st of July 2021. Although slightly delayed with a couple of days due to the accident on the flightline with a Belgian F-16 participating in the Weapon….
Anatolian Phoenix 2019-1
The Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvleteri) hosted the international exercise Anatolian Phoenix at their 3rd Main Jet Base in Konya, Turkey and was held between the 13th and the 24th of May. The city of Konya is located in the South-West part of central Turkey. Turkey, the Turkey Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Romania, Qatar and the United Kingdom participated in the exercise.
Bahrain International Air Show
The fifth edition was held from 14 to 16 November at Sakhir Airbase, organized on a biennial basis by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Air Force in association with Farnborough International. The event was held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and under the supervision of His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa.