Could you spread the flights out more?

It is well known that an increase in the number of flight movements per day results in a steeper rise in the number of complaints. That is why the E-3A Component makes efforts to distribute as evenly as possible the number of flight movements passing over Dutch territory. The Commander has imposed additional restrictions for this purpose. A training flight is not allowed to involve more than 5 practice takeoffs and landings. An operational flight is only allowed two at most. But the weather and the availability of another airfield are also important aspects in this respect. If two or three training flights are taking place on the same day and other airfields report being unable to accept a sufficient number of AWACS flights, or if the weather in other locations is bad, then there may be more than the average 12 flight movements in Geilenkirchen on that day.

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