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Exercise Falcon Leap
Latest update: January 2020
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 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Belgium C-130H   Yes Yes No No Yes
Canada CC-130J   Canc. No No No No
Germany C-160D   Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Italy C-27J   Yes Canc. No No No
Netherlands C-130H, C-130H.30   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Poland C-295M   Yes Yes Yes Yes No
United Kingdom Hercules C.4 / C.5   Yes No No No No
United States C-130H   No Yes No No No
  C-130J.30   Yes No Yes Yes No
  KC-130J   Yes No No No No


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

C-27J, C-130, C-160
Falcon Leap exercises
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-130H Hercules Germany C-160D Transall Italy C-27J Spartan
Netherlands C-130H Hercules Poland C-295M  United Kingdom Hercules C.4
United States C-130J.30