The Leeuwarden airshow is organised by the Royal Netherlands Airforce and is regarded as one of the better airshows in Europe. 

While preparing this gallery I noticed how many airplane and helicopter types are not around anymore these days due to various reasons. And it is only 5 years ago! Just to mention: the German F-4F Phantom II (withdrawn from service), the Hunters (due to withdrawal of the airworthiness certificate because of the crash at Shoreham, UK), the Dutch AB-412 (withdrawn from service) and the RNLAF F-16 solo display (disbanded due to operational reasons). So the conclusion is: Never postpone a picture you can make today...tomorrow it could be to late!

The dates for this year's Leeuwarden Airshow have been set for 10-11 June 2016.