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Frisian Flag 2017


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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by Freeman Lowell » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:49 pm

Ian,
Have a look on Scramble's SIS summary.
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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by Gary » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:49 am

According to Scramble SIS 27/03/17 to 07/04/2017 http://www.scramble.nl/sis-summary
RAF Tornados left in service = 28 :( 312 ish days left in service
GR4 =25, GR4(T) =3

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by sschofield » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:08 pm

That would make sense, Good Friday is the following week so it'd need to be over before Easter unless they're planning to run into May, which I doubt?

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by Nielis » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:04 am

The following aircraft are rumoured to be scheduled for Frisian Flag 2017

- Belgian F-16's
- French M2000D's
- German Typhoons
- Polish F-16's
- Portugese F-16's
- RAF Tornado's
- USAF F-15's (JZ Eagles)
- RNLAF F-16's

Also besides the Frisian Flag the annual EART exercise is running parallel to Frisian Flag again out of Eindhoven AB and they are having a French KC135, German A310, Italian B767 and a Dutch KDC-10.
Photos at :http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?phgid=812 As a finishing touch God created the Dutch

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by stephen81 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Hi all

The German typhoon's should be from norvenich


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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by slogen51 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:47 pm

I see on Scramble that this maybe the last FF until 2020?

Also in the same Scramble section it mentions HL F-35s into Europe this summer

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by roberto » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:36 am

Polish F16's have cancelled, all others are still on the list

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by powerslave » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:27 pm

slogen51 wrote:I see on Scramble that this maybe the last FF until 2020?

Also in the same Scramble section it mentions HL F-35s into Europe this summer
Whats the reason for that?

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by slogen51 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:12 pm

I think the scramble correspondent mentioned that Leeuwarden would be busy working up the Lightnings - time will tell.

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by slogen51 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:38 pm

If the JZ's are participating they should be due over in the next week or so?

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by downhilldave » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi

I'm tempted to spend a couple of days at Leeuwarden in the first week of April to take a look at what's going on. But a lot depends on how visible and/or enthusiast-friendly the base is.

Google Maps suggests that viewing's not that wonderful but could anyone help, please?

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by slogen51 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:13 pm

Leeuwarden is very spotter friendly and a great base.

The viewing area is adjacent to the approach and holding point. It is a lot better if they land over the viewing area but the other end does have unofficial parking capacity for a lot of vehicles by the road side.


During the exercise you usually get 40-50 departures/recoveries twice a day.

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by sschofield » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Dave, we've been for FF for the last 4 years. Last year they opened the field next to the spotters mound for parking, think we paid 3 Euros for the day. Great base, well worth the effort.

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by david14 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:28 am

Dave
I agree with the other posts, well worth a visit. I'd add that, unless the weather is completely different this year, be prepared for some cold windy weather and if you are lucky there may be some sunshine - so it's not just the UK that has carp weather!

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by slogen51 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 am

Don't know what other people think, but if you do photos then i think the morning session is better because the sun is down the runway for the afternoon recoveries?

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by sschofield » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:49 am

Yep. To be honest we've always (with one exception when they were landing from the other end) gone to the area near the mound. Not sure how far round to the opposite side of the runway you can get (I imagine if you go back to the road they'd be too high when they're recovering?) to counteract the sun? Nice that the sun's an issue in the Northern Netherlands in March to be honest!

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by powerslave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:30 pm

Yeah if there landing over the official viewing are (i think its runway 05) then morning landings are great.
Afternoon recoveries start to get a little backlit from there.I think going to the other side of the runway is a bit limited there and a long walk.

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Re: Frisian Flag 2017

Post by sschofield » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:40 pm

After much rumour-milling, it now appears that the 12 ANG Eagles expected for FF will now go direct to Leeuwarden and not via Lakenheath this weekend as had been suggested, which makes more sense!

Nothing confirmed yet but there's talk of a late afternoon arrival into Leeuwarden on Tuesday 21st.

Time will tell I guess! This is a tad inconvenient as it now means a 1500 mile round trip to Leeuwarden rather than a 400-mile one to Lakenheath, although in truth we were looking for an excuse to go to FF again anyway!

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