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Falcon Leap 2017
Latest update: September 2018
The annual Falcon Leap exercise organized by the Royal Netherlands Army, 11 Air Mobile Brigade together with their Royal Netherlands Air Force colleagues from 336 squadron took place from September 13 until September 15.
Participants Falcon Leap 2017
Operating from Eindhoven Air Base:
Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft: Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
Germany C-160D 2 LTG 63 Hohn  
Netherlands C-130H 1 336 squadron Eindhoven  
Poland C-295M 1 13 ELTr Krakow-Balice  
United States C-130J.30 1 62nd AS Little Rock AFB, Arkansas AETC
Total   5
Missions and jump locations 
Jump locations: Date Executed missions: Planned missions: Mission rate
Houtdorperveld September 13 0 3 0,00%
Ginkelse heide September 14 1 3 33,33%
Houtdorperveld September 15 3 3 100,00%
Total   4 9 44,44%

Due to the weather over the landing zones half of the planned missions were cancelled.
Photo gallery Ginkelse heide September 14
Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Hercules over the drop zone. followed by a Polish Air Force C-295M
Based on wind force pathfinders on the ground give the go / no-go.
German Air Force C-160D overhead  paratroopers jumped from the aircraft in front of the Transall. Landings in progress during one of the runs of the transport aircraft.
Jumps are made from the ramp of the Polish C-295M compared to the doors of the C-130's and C-160.
Two paratroopers on their way to land on the Ginkelse heide. Transall and a Hercules overflying the
drop zone.
The Apache and Cougar helicopters assigned to DHC 300 and 301 squadrons rehearsed their demo's which they
would perform during the first and second wave of the |WII Operation Market Garden commemoration jumps
on the Saturday.