Leeuwarden Air Base

A F-16 at Volkel Air Base
Jan 29 '19 09:05

The Defense Inspectorate launched investigations into two serious accidents at the Ministry of Defense, the Inspectorate said on its website.

The first incidents concerns a "serious injury to a soldier". The soldier was hurt during training at the Brigade Special Security Command in Huis ter Heide in October 2017.

The second investigation involves a F-16 fighter jet at the air base in Leeuwarden. The aircraft sustained "considerable damage" during shooting practice on the training ground for fighter aircraft on Vleiland on January 21st this year.

Jun 10 '16 15:05

The demonstration model of the Netherlands new F-35 fighter jet was vandalized with paint at the air show at Leeuwarden Air Base on Friday. A 54-year-old woman was arrested.

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Jun 10 '16 07:55

The Leeuwarden air show will go on as planned on Friday and Saturday, despite the Swiss fighter jet crash in Bitgum yesterday. The colleagues of the pilot injured in the crash will not be taking part in the air show

May 23 '16 09:09

The first two Netherlands-owned Joint Strike Fighter jets are expected to land at the Leeuwarden Air Base at 8:00 p.m. on Monday. This will be the first time that the JSF's, or F-35's, will be seen outside the United States.

Apr 15 '16 15:15

The Joint Strike Fighter will make its international debut in the Netherlands. The first time anyone will see one of these fighter jets, known as JSF or F-35, will be in an air show at the Leeuwarden Air Base in June

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May 6 '15 10:51

It is too dangerous to continue working with chromium paint in the outdated spray booth at the Leeuwarden airbase. The carcinogenic substance is not sufficiently disposed of in the Leeuwarden spray booth and that the concentration in the air is sometimes 27 times higher than allowed.

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