Thousand parachutists practice Market Garden commemoration

Photo: Eindhoven Air Base

There will be lot of practice in September at Eindhoven Air Base for the commemoration of the allied operation Market Garden.

More than a thousand parachutists practice at Eindhoven Air Base between 9 and 21 September for the Falcon Leap Market Guard. In the coming month, transport aircraft from different countries can also be found in Eindhoven.

On September 21 the departure of more than a thousand paratroopers for the parachute jump will take place above the Ginkelse Heide near Ede.


Practice flights take place at Eindhoven Air Base throughout the week. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays there is a flight between 10:00 and 17:00. This exercise is not flown in the weekend. The devices will arrive on September 16 for the second part of the exercise.

Formation flies

Formation flying is practiced on Tuesday 17 September. The next day practice jumps are made. In this week, flights are made between 8:00 and 16:00. This also applies to Saturday, September 21, when more than a thousand paratroopers participate in the commemoration of Market Garden.

Market Garden

Operation Market Garden ensured that a large part of the Netherlands was liberated in 1944. During the operation, two thousand paratroopers landed on the Ginkelse Heide near Ede.

Source: Studio040

Translator: Dirk

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