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Leeuwarden Air Base is a Dutch military airport (IATA: LHW, ICAO: EHLW). The airbase is one of the two F-16 bases of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The airbase lies North-West of the capital of Friesland, Leeuwarden. Leeuwarden Air Base is also one of the three military airports (next to airport Gilze-Rijen Air Base and Volkel Airbase), which organizes the annual public days of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

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The airport of Leeuwarden was built in 1938, and originally was used as an airport between Schiphol – Eelde. In the beginning the airport was used infrequently, but when the Germans invaded the country in 1940 the situation changed. The Germans used the airport as a base for their fighter planes (including the Messerschmitt Bf 109} and bomber planes. From this airbase the Germans could reach Great Britain. On the 16th and 17th of September 1944 the airbase was heavily bombed by the British.

After the liberation of the Netherlands the airbase was repaired. The first years after the war the airport was used as a civil airport and the KLM flew to Schiphol. In 1949 Leeuwarden became a military airbase. Nowadays there are two F-16 Squadrons based in military airbase Leeuwarden: 322 squadron with its mascot Polly Grey and 323 squadron. It is also the home base of the 303 (Search and Rescue) squadron, where the Agusta AB-412SP is based, which is part of the newly formed Defence Helicopter Command (DHC).

The airport is the location of the annual NATO exercise "Frisian Flag" and the Fighter Weapons Instructor Training (FWIT). In 2006 and 2008 the airport was open to the public.

Leeuwarden Air Base picture

URL: http://www.defensie.nl/luchtmacht/luchtmachtbases/leeuwarden/


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General Info
Country Netherlands
ICAO ID EHLW
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 53.228611
53° 13' 43.00" N
Longitude 5.760556
005° 45' 38.00" E
Elevation 3 feet
1 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
Daylight Saving Time 2300Z last Saturday in March to 2300Z last Saturday in October


Communications
TWR
Prim freq outside HO ctc Dutch Mil Info 132.350 MHz.
120.7
247.675
122.1
257.8
GND
HO
281.55
ARRIVAL 122.1
279.525
RAPCON NORTH
HO
122.1
337.0


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 9701 x 164 feet
2957 x 50 meters
ASPHALT - YES
09/27 6559 x 164 feet
1999 x 50 meters
ASPHALT - YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
TACAN LWD LEEUWARDEN 094X - At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Oil O-133, 1010, jet Engine Oil (MIL l 6081)

O-147, MIL L 6085A Lubrication Oil, Instrument Synthetic

O-148, MIL L 7808 (Synthetic Base), Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine

O-149, Aircraft Turbine Engine Synthetic 7.5c St

O-155, MIL L 6068C, Aircraft Medium Grade

O-156, MIL L 23699 (Synthetic Base)Turboprop/Turboshaft Engine
Other Fluids PRESAIR, Air Compressors rated 3,000PSI or more

DE-ICE, Anti-icing/De-icing/Defrosting Fluid (MIL A 8243)

LHOX, Low and high pressure oxygen servicing

LOX, Liquid oxygen servicing

OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown
JASU DSA 150
28v DC 25 amp, 115/208v AC 15kva 400hz 3 phase 4 wire


Remarks
CSTMS/IMG CSTMS - 45 min PN.
FLUID PRESAIR LHOX LOX OX
FUEL A1+, J8
JASU 1(DSA 150), 1(JAS)
MISC No practice apch.
OIL 0-133-147-148-149-155-156
OPR HOURS Opr 0700-1545Z++ Mon-Fri.
RSTD PPR.



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