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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

An article about exercises Falcon Leap 2018 and Falcon Autumn will be published in the future.

Exercise(s) and Luchtmachtdagen 2019

Exercise Frisian Flag 2019 will take place from April 1 - 12.
Luchtmachtdagen 2019, Volkel June 14-15

Monthly or quarterly updated sections:

309th AMARG (updated November 16)
DSCA Approved and FMS orders (updated November 28)
NATO Air Policing Mission (updated September 15)

Other updates:

Day at the fence: Volkel November 30

Specials: NATO Tigers and special color schemes.


A-29 (updated November 29)
H225M (new December 14)
KC-46A (December 8) Tornado (December 3)


Japan (December 9)

Netherlands, RNLAF aircraft procurement,
Netherlands squadrons,
RNLAF F-35s,
NATO Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF)

United Kingdom December 9)

United States:

USAF squadron and wings (December 2).
Latest photographs
  US Navy MH-60R arriving for a fuel stop at Lelystad October 26.  
AS532U2 Cougar (300 squadron) at the slopes at Gilze-Rijen October 15. USAR Europe (H/1-214 AVN) CH-47F on final approach runway 28. October 15. CH-47D Chinook (298 squadron) at the slopes at Gilze-Rijen October 15.
Exercise Falcon Autumn 2018. Extraction of forces completed.
Exercise Falcon Autumn 2018. RNLAF CH-47D and German Army NH90-TTH at a landing zone. 96th AS deployed one of its two D-Day C-130Hs to participate at Falcon Leap and Market Garden 2018.