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On the website you will find articles and/or photographs covering exercises and squadrons / wings. Furthermore you can find aircraft order and delivery reports for aircraft manufacturers and countries. The aircraft section is currently being changed with a focus of reports presented by both manufacturer and aircraft role. For the last reporting is done on the primarily role of an aircraft (example: all C-130 Hercules aircraft are reported under Transport / AAR / MRTT despite its many versions and mission specially within the USAF).
Countries are added when at least one photograph of an aircraft is available but the main focus will be on EU and NATO countries. Within the Defence budget and review section you will find information about budget plans, request and strategic reviews.

Updates will be done on a regular basis. Please see below details for the latest updates made to the website or follow me at Twitter @phantomaviation.

All photo's on the website are made by me and are not allowed to be used without prior written approval.

M. Jaarsma
Latest updates
Netherlands: exercise(s) 2019

Aug 12: Exercise Falcon Leap and operation Market Garden commemoration 2019

Exercise Falcon Leap 2019 (photo 2016).


Publications to follow in the next months:

  131 EMVO Squadron  
RIAT 2019

421st (E)FS deployment to Europe, Spangdahlem AB, Germany. 323 TES operational test & development, long range strike mission.
RNLAF Luchtmachtdagen 2019.

Exercise Dark Blade, Namest Nad Oslavou, Czech Republic.

Centrum Leteckého Výcviku (CLV – Flight Training Center), Pardubice, Czech Republic

Quarterly / regular updates:

Aug 21: DSCA Approved and FMS orders
Aug 18: 309th AMARG
May 03: NATO Air Policing Mission

Exercise and reports:

Aug 17: US Army OAR deployments to Europe
Jul 30: European Air Refuelling Training exercise 2019
Jun 28: Tag der Bundeswehr 2019, Schleswig-Jagel, NATO tigers
Jun 21: Special color schemes
May 12: RNLAF F-35s

Aircraft orders and deliveries:

Aug 01: Airbus Defence & Space order and delivery report
May 10: Boeing (excl. Boeing Defense order and delivery reports for B-707 until B-787)
Apr 30: Lockheed Martin (2019 order and delivery reports).
Apr 19: Boeing Defense (2019 order and delivery reports).
Feb 23: Aero Vodochody

Jan 22: Airbus Defence & Space (2018 order and delivery reports).

Day at the fence:

May 02: Schiphol visit of a rare USAF C-32B.
Apr 11: Eindhoven Spanish Air Force KC-130H, French Air Force C-135FR
Jan 16: Schiphol visit USAF C-32A
Jan 09: Schiphol Japanese Air Self Defence Force B-747s
Jan 05: Teuge night shoot preserved aicraft at the aviation day

Preserved aircraft:

Mar 01: Netherlands museum and preserved
Jan 27: MBO College Airport Hoofddorp


Aug 10: KC-46A
Aug 01: A310MRTT, A330MRTT, A400M, C-295
Jul 11: L-39 Albatross
Jun 23: C-17
Jun 20: F-35
Jun 12: VH-92


Jul 14: Ecuador
Jul 03: Belgium
May 14: Czech Republic
May 12: Netherlands
May 08: Germany, Norway

Air Show:

Jun 03: Čáslav May 25 (Czech Air Force open house)
Latest photographs
493rd FS D-Day F-15C Eagle. RAF 51 squadron RC-135W. Danish Air Force F-16AM.
  Ecuador Air Force Falcon 7X departing Schiphol on June 14, 2019.