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The website covers military aviation through articles covering exercises, squadrons, aviation reports (defence and budget reviews) and provides a summarized news section maintained by month. Focus of the website and its contents is aimed at the NATO countries. Based on press releases made by DoDs, aircraft companies etc. a quarterly overview of ordered and delivered aircraft is provided. For a number of aircraft more detailed information (country, operator, aircraft type, ordered, delivered) can be found in the aircraft section. The country section either provides an overview of aircraft and helicopters ordered and delivered and can include an unit (squadron, wing, group) overview but might also just contain one or more photographs. Countries are presented by continent and a country is added when at least one photograph is available.

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) and Luchtmachtdagen 2019

Mar 11: Exercise Frisian Flag, FF 2019: April 1-12.
Mar 10: Luchtmachtdagen 2019, Volkel June 14-15.
Feb 26: European Air Refuelling Training exercise, EART 2019: April 1-12.
Jan 18: Falcon Leap, 2019 September 9-20.
Jan 18: Commemoration WWII Operation Market Garden, 2019. September 21.

 Frisian Flag departure.  Luchtmachtdagen display.  Falcon Leap / Market Garden.
  European Air Refuelling Training exercise  

Quarterly / regular updates:

Mar 16: 309th AMARG
Jan 07: NATO Air Policing Mission
Nov 28: DSCA Approved and FMS orders

Exercise and reports:

Mar 21: RNLAF F-35s
Mar 13: US DoD budget request FY20
Mar 02: Walking excursion Hoge Veluwe and World War II
Feb 12: Market Garden commemoration 2018
Feb 11: USAF Total Aircraft Inventory (FY19, FY18, FY17)

Aircraft orders and deliveries:

Feb 23: Aero Vodochody
Feb 03: Lockheed Martin
Jan 23: Boeing Defense (2018 order and delivery reports).
Jan 22: Airbus Defence & Space (2018 order and delivery reports).

Day at the fence:

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
Jan 02: Volkel return of Air Task Force Middle East

Preserved aircraft:

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


Mar 07: F-35 Lightning II
Mar 06: Tornado
Mar 03: Mig-29 Fulcrum, NH90
Feb 23: L-410, H135
Feb 20: EA-18 Growler


Mar 21: Netherlands, RNLAF aircraft WFU
Mar 06: United Kingdom
Mar 03: Serbia
Feb 23: Bulgaria, Brazil
Feb 20: Finland
Latest photographs
Alouette III "A-407" preserved at Soesterberg.
F-104G, F-16A, F-84F instructional airframes MBO Airport College Hoofddorp German Army NH90-TTH during a joined slingery exercise with the RNLAF and RNLA.