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Frisian Flag 2019
Latest update: February 2019
Leeuwarden Air Base will host the annual Royal Netherlands Air Force exercise Frisian Flag from April 1 until April 12.

Participants will be updated when they are known.
Participants Frisian Flag 2019
Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
France Mirage 2000D 4 EC 003 BA133 Nancy  
Germany EF-2000   TLG 31 Norvenich TBC
Netherlands F-16AM/BM   312 squadron Volkel  
  F-16AM/BM   313 squadron Volkel  
  F-16AM/BM   322 squadron Leeuwarden  
Poland F-16C/D   3/6 ELT Poznan-Krzesiny TBC
  Mig-29   1 or 41 ELT Minsk or Malbork Cancelled ?
Portugal F-16AM/BM   Esq 201/301 Monte Real Cancelled
Switzerland F/A-18C/D   11 / 17 /18 Staffel Meiringen or Payerne TBC
United States F-16C/D   176th FS / 115th FW Truax Field, Madison WI ANG. TBC.
      179th FS /  148th FW Duluth IAP MN ANG. TBC
Total   4
Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
NATO E-3A   NAEW&CF Geilenkirchen TBC
Netherlands C-130H, C-130H.30   336 squadron Eindhoven TBC
Total   0


TBC: To Be Confirmed.


Participation of the Mirages confirmed by the French Air Force.


Wing to be confirmed.


All three F-16s squadrons will take part in the exercise.


Participation to be confirmed for the F-16's (from one or both Poznan squadrons).
Participation of the Mig-29s reported on the internet to be cancelled.


Participation cancelled due its NATO Baltic Air Policing mission to start at the same period.


Participation to be confirmed. The Swiss Air Force will participate for the first time. Three squadrons are equipped with the F/A-18C/D Hornet: Fliegerstaffel 11 (NTM member) based at Meiringen and Fliegerstaffel 17 and 18 based at Payerne.

United States:

The last editions saw the USAF Air National Guard take part with two of their F-15C squadrons which deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. OAT started at Leeuwarden and then continued towards the eastern European countries. This year it seems that one or two F-16C squadrons will deploy in support of OAR and participate at Frisian Flag.
Above two Fighter Wings are reported on internet however it's unclear if one of both will be crossing the Atlantic at this time.

Aircraft not operating from Leeuwarden:

An AWACS is always participating from its home base so most likely the NAEW&CF will take part. Last editions also saw the participating of a 'slow mover' with a Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130 Hercules taking part.
Frisian Flag participants 2019
France: Mirage 2000D EC 003 Germany: EF-2000 Netherlands: F-16AM 312 squadron 
Netherlands: F-16AM 313 squadron Netherlands: F-16AM 322 squadron  Poland: F-16C 3/6 ELT
Poland: Mig-29 1 or 41 ELT Portugal: Esq 201/301 Switzerland: F/A-18C Fliegerstaffel 11
United States: F-16C 176th FS / 115th FW United States: F-16C 179th FS / 148th FW