Multinational Air-to-Air Refueling Training at Eindhoven, Netherlands

A Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 tanker aircraft refueling one of the country's F-16 fighter jets. Photo © 2013 Frank Crébas
21 Mar 2017

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands - The European Air-to-Air Refueling Training 2017 also known as EART 17 will take place form March 27 to April 07 at Eindhoven Air Base, the Netherlands. Tanker aircraft from France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will conduct live air-to-air refueling for Allied fighter jets participating in exercise Frisian Flag 2017 taking place at Leeuwarden Air Base.

EART 2017 is the fourth edition of this multinational training; it is a dedicated air-to-air refueling (AAR) training for tankers and crews in order to become familiar with realistic scenarios to which they are not regularly exposed. Another objective is to maintain proficiency and enhance mutual knowledge of multinational tanker aircraft.

A media day will be organized at Eindhoven Air Base on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 including an information briefing on EART 17, a static display of tankers and a media flight with opportunity for photography of Allied fighter aircraft involved Frisian Flag.

Contact Eindhoven Air Base for media queries at Vliegbasis.Eindhoven@mindef.nl.

Deadline for participating in the media day is Thursday March 23, 2017, before 4:00 p.m.

More information will be available from the beginning of the exercise at www.defensie.nl.

Story based on information provided by Eindhoven Air Base Public Affairs Office

 

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