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Exercise Falcon Leap
Latest update: September 2021
Falcon Leap is an annual exercise organized by Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade (11 LMB - 11 Air Mobile Brigade). The first edition of the exercise was held in 2015 and since then it's concluded by the annual WII Operation Market Garden commemoration para jumps held at the Ginkelse heide (city of Ede).

Participating paratroopers are housed in RNLA barracks at De Harskamp and Schaarsbergen. RNLAF Eindhoven Air Base accommodates the participating aircraft and its aircrews.

Until 2018 the exercise was held for one week. In 2019 the exercise was organized for two weeks with the first week dedicated to cargo delivery drops.
Falcon Leap participants
Country Aircraft 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Belgium C-130H No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Canada CC-130J No No Canc. No No No No
France KC-130J No Yes No No No No No
Germany C-160D TBC Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Italy C-27J No No Yes Canc. No No No
  C-130J.30 Yes No No No No No No
  KC-130J Yes No No No No No No
Netherlands C-130H, C-130H.30 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Poland C-295M Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
United Kingdom Hercules C.4 / C.5 No No Yes No No No No
United States C-130H No Yes No Yes No No No
  C-130J.30 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
  KC-130J No No Yes No No No No


Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, United States

C-27J, C-130, C-160, C-295
Falcon Leap exercises
Falcon Leap 2021 Falcon Leap 2020 Falcon Leap 2019
Falcon Leap 2018 Falcon Leap 2017 Falcon Leap 2016
Falcon Leap 2015    
Photo gallery Falcon Leap participants
Belgium C-130 Hercules  France C-130 Hercules Germany C-160 Transall 
Italy C-27J Spartan Netherlands C-130 Hercules Poland C-295M 
United Kingdom Hercules C.4 United States C-130 Hercules