Falcon Autumn is an exercise organised by the Dutch Air Force and Army. During three weeks, armed forces train together with other countries to prepare for large-scale airborne operations. More than 1,000 soldiers and 37 helicopters participate, at various locations in the Netherlands.
The good thing for us is that the exercise partly takes place in public areas. Last weekend the USAr Chinooks, Blackhawks and Apaches joined by Dutch CH-47s, NH-90 and Polish Mi8 could be seen during a mass landing to liberate a bridge near Ossesluis in Drenthe. The day after the troops were recovered. I spent the Friday at Deelen airbase and the Saturday I went to Ossesluis. Very fortunate with the weather and conditions on Saturday!
Here some examples: The full album can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAekoK
13-08432 CH-47F B/1-214 Avn by franknoort, on Flickr
13-08432 and 13-08437 CH-47F B/1-214 Avn by franknoort, on Flickr
NH-90 N195 and N319 by franknoort, on Flickr
Polish Mi-8T 649 by franknoort, on Flickr
Polish Mi-8T 639 by franknoort, on Flickr
CH-47 D-473 by franknoort, on Flickr
Hope you like them !