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The website covers military aviation through articles covering exercises, squadrons, aviation reports (defence and budget reviews) and provides a summarized news section maintained by month. Focus of the website and its contents is aimed at the NATO countries. Based on press releases made by DoDs, aircraft companies etc. a quarterly overview of ordered and delivered aircraft is provided. For a number of aircraft more detailed information (country, operator, aircraft type, ordered, delivered) can be found in the aircraft section. The country section either provides an overview of aircraft and helicopters ordered and delivered and can include an unit (squadron, wing, group) overview but might also just contain one or more photographs. Countries are presented by continent and a country is added when at least one photograph is available.

All photo's on the website are made by me and are not allowed to be used without prior written approval.

M. Jaarsma
Latest updates
Exercises September / October 2018:

Falcon Leap (updated September 15)
Market Garden commemoration (updated September 15)
Falcon Autumn 2018  (updated September 15)


Luchtmachtdagen 2019, Volkel June 14-15 (new September 15)

Monthly or quarterly updated sections:

309th AMARG (updated July 16)
DSCA Approved and FMS orders (updated September 15)
NATO Air Policing Mission (updated September 15)




E-2 Hawkeye
KC-46 Pegasus

Defence budgets:

Netherlands: Defensie nota 2018 (Defense bill 2018)
United States: FY 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill


Falcon Leap (August 4)
Falcon Leap 2017 (article, August 4)


Marine exercise Soesterberg May 18 (New May 20).
Luke Lightnings (new March)


NATO MFF Fleet (updated May 13)
Soesterberg luchtvaart dagen 2018
Latest photographs
Spanish Air Force Beech C90 Eindhoven July 4.

Italian Air Force EF-2000 (F-2000A) from
37 Stormo based at Trapani arrival for an exercise at Volkel July 3.
Royal Netherlands Air Force Gulfstream G-IV in the overhead break runway 03 Eindhoven July 4.