Frisian Flag 2017 participant 81-0039 of the 122nd FS, 159th FW, returning to Leeuwarden. The ANG unit is based at Naval Air Station Joint Base New Orleans in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Coincidentally the elevation of both bases is 1 metre AMSL.
There are dozens of reasons for aviators and enthusiasts alike to head for Fightertown Leeuwarden, the often dramatic skies over the Province of Friesland are only one of them. Here 83-0012 of the 122nd FS returns to the base after a Frisian Flag sortie.
Special tail recognising F-15 Eagles in Europe for the last 45 years. This will come to an end in 2022 when the 493rd Eagles at RAF Lakenheath return home, the 493rd FS will then transitions to the F-35A.