Frisian Flag 2013 was held from April 15th - 26th at Leeuwarden Air Base and the nearby Dutch, German and Danish airspace over the North Sea. This year’s focus was on international cooperation and integration. Touchdown Aviation got the opportunity to see this multi national cooperation at Leeuwarden Air Base but also in the air during an E-3A AWACS mission and KDC-10 air to air tanker mission.
After a very successful Frisian Flag 2012, the largest to date, this years edition was a good successor with slightly less aircraft participating from different countries but with a couple of firsts of which the presence of the German Deployable Control and Reporting Centre (DCRC) was the most newsworthy (You can find more on this in the report below). During the two weeks about forty-two aircraft flew a mission twice a day. Including spare aircraft a total of sixty operational aircraft were present on a very crowded Leeuwarden AB.
Please visit our full report: touchdown-aviation.com/reports/2013/frisian-flag-2013.php