It seems that you only conduct training at the base in Geilenkirchen. Is that right?

For financial and instructional reasons our home base in Geilenkirchen is the preferred location for executing the majority of the training. Nevertheless, we try to limit the number of flight movements here whenever possible, while taking account of our taskings. In 2011, more than 65% of all our flight movements were "exported” to other airfields. The permitted number of flight movements over Dutch territory is specified in a formal agreement between the Netherlands’ Ministry of Defence and the municipal authority of Onderbanken. The E-3A Component is not a signatory of this agreement, but it does abide by it. The previous version of the formal agreement specified a maximum of 3600 flight movements per year over Dutch territory. In 2009, this was reduced to the current level of 2996. In 2015 the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) decided that the amount of flights would be reduced to 2600 flight movements.

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