Frisian Flag 2016
From April 11th - 22nd Leeuwarden Air Base, the Netherlands was host to the annual Frisian Flag exercise. Organised by 322 Squadron, but with support from various units within the RNLAF, and seven participating nations it is the largest NATO exercise in Western Europe this year. Touchdown Aviation visited the media day on April 12th and found out that the demand for such exercises is still high.
Axalp Fliegerschiessen 2015
Seven years after Touchdown Aviation's first visit to Axalp Fliegerschiessen, it was time to go back to the annual live fire demonstration of the Swiss Air Force. The event heavily depends on weather circumstances; two years ago the author had climbed to the top only to hear the event was cancelled both days. This year the event was planned for October 7th & 8th.
Royal International Air Tattoo 2015
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the biggest military aviation air show in the world and this year saw the official commemorations by the Royal Air Force for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain at RAF Fairford. This was also linked into the main operational theme “Securing the Skies: Past, Present and Future.”
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