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Falcon Leap and Market Garden 2015
Latest update: August 2018
The first edition of exercise Falcon Leap was held in September 2015. It marked the first time a C-17A participated in the Market Garden commoration jumps and the second time para jumps were made from the Globemaster III in The Netherlands.The first C-17A jump took place at the Ginkelse heide on May 22, 2014 with the Heavy Airlift Wing providing the aircraft.

The formation of the Falcon Leap aircraft: RNLAF C-130H.30, GAF C-160D (2x) and BAC C-130H.
Country: Aircraft: a/c no. Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Exercise
Belgium C-130H 1 20 Smaldeel Melsbroek Falcon Leap & Market Garden
Germany C-160D 2 LTG 63 Hohn Falcon Leap & Market Garden
Netherlands C-130H.30 1 336 squadron Eindhoven Falcon Leap & Market Garden
United Kingdom Dakota C.3 1 BBMF RAF Coningsby Falcon Leap & Market Garden
United States C-17A 1 437th AW Charleston AFB. SC Market Garden
Total aircraft:   6
Photo gallery participants
Belgian Air Component C-130H German Air Force C-160D Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130H.30
  USAF C-17A  
Photo gallery Eindhoven September 15
The two C-160D Transalls from LTG 63 arriving at Eindhoven.
Photo gallery Houtdorperveld September 18
The RNLAF Hercules starts the drop  followed by the German Transalls and the Belgian Hercules.
  Dutch Hercules in the circuit for the next drop while para's jumped from the other aircraft.   
Photo gallery Ginkelse heide September 19
Dutch and Belgian C-130s over the  Ginkelse heide (city of Ede) parallel to the N224.
  Para's over the Ginkelse Heide during the Market Garden commemoration jumps.