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Published on Apr 16, 2012
Footage of the 2012 edition of NATO Frisian Flag. The massive NATO Frisian Flag 2012 exercise is a large air live exercise held in the Netherlands. The exercise is flown from Leeuwarden Air Base (aka Fightertown Leeuwarden) in the northern province of Friesland and can be compared to Red Flag, Green Flag and Maple Flag exercises in North America. Leeuwarden AB is one of two F-16 Main Operating Bases of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht - KLu (Royal Netherlands Air Force - RNLAF). It is home to RNLAF 322 Squadron and 323 TACTES Squadron flying F-16 MLU fighters, as well as 303 SAR Squadron flying the AB-412SP helicopter. 323 Tactical Training, Evaluation and Standardisation (TACTES) Squadron organises Frisian Flag. The exercise's history dates back to 1992, but was first named Frisian Flag in 1999.
Among the more than sixty 2012 participants are Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16's, Belgian Air Force F-16's, German Air Force Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoons, Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoons, Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripens, Finnish Air Force F-18C Hornets, Polish Air Force F-16C/D Block 52+ fighters, Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16AMs and one Air Force bunny ;-) (check 04:31). Enjoy the sound of freedom! Footage made with a Sony HX9V.