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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
Netherlands: exercise(s) and Luchtmachtdagen 2019

Feb 19: European Air Refuelling Training exercise, EART 2019: April 1-12.
Feb 19: Exercise Frisian Flag, FF 2019: April 1-12.
Feb 12: Luchtmachtdagen 2019, Volkel June 14-15.
Jan 18: Falcon Leap, 2019 September 9-20.
Jan 18: Commemoration WWII Operation Market Garden, 2019. September 21.

 Frisian Flag departure.  Luchtmachtdagen display.  Falcon Leap / Market Garden.

Exercise and reports:

Feb 17: 309th AMARG
Feb 12: Market Garden commemoration 2018
Feb 11: USAF Total Aircraft Inventory (FY19, FY18, FY17)
Feb 09: RNLAF F-35s
Feb 09: United States Air Force: Total Aircraft Inventory (TAI) FY 19.
Feb 07: RNLAF F-16 wind down.
Jan 07: NATO Air Policing Mission
Nov 28: DSCA Approved and FMS orders

Aircraft orders and deliveries:

Feb 03: Lockheed Martin
Jan 23: Boeing Defense (2018 order and delivery reports).
Jan 22: Airbus Defence & Space (2018 order and delivery reports).

Day at the fence:

Jan 16: Schiphol visit USAF C-32A
Jan 09: Schiphol Japanese Air Self Defence Force B-747s
Jan 05: Teuge night shoot preserved aicraft at the aviation day
Jan 02: Volkel return of Air Task Force Middle East

Preserved aircraft:

Jan 27: MBO College Airport Hoofddorp


Feb 20: EA-18 Growler
Feb 18: Mirage 2000, An-26, C-160 Transall, P-8 Poseidon, NH90
Feb 12: KC-46A Pegasus, E-3 AWACS, Tornado, RAF Tornado Farewell Flypast
Feb 09: T-6 (Texan)
Feb 04: AMX
Feb 04: Embraer, Pilatus, Saab
Feb 02: EF-2000 / Typhoon
Jan 28: all aircraft reports have been updated.


Feb 20: Finland
Febr 18: Switzerland
Feb 17: Serbia
Feb 13: United Kingdom
Feb 09: Netherlands, United States, United States - USAF and USAF KC-46A squadrons
Feb 02: Germany
Jan 31: all country reports have been updated
Latest photographs
Alouette III "A-407" preserved at Soesterberg.
F-104G, F-16A, F-84F instructional airframes MBO Airport College Hoofddorp German Army NH90-TTH during a joined slingery exercise with the RNLAF and RNLA.