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Red flag low / Vliehors Range Control Tower, Vlieland, Netherlands

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The Cornfield Range is located at Vliehors on the island of Vlieland in the northwestern part of the country. The range is used for air gunnery, unguided rockets and bombing practise with both practise and live ammunitions, the only one in the Netherlands where this is possible. ( and still, I think it is a shame in this beautiful nature area) .

 

Live bombing is restricted to the period between 15 September and 28 February.

 

On 4 November 2013 the control tower of the Cornfield NATO aircraft gunnery range on Vlieland, the Netherlands got accidentally hit by about 17 projectiles during an air-to-ground strafing exercise by a F-16

The two occupants of the tower got away unharmed.

 

Submitted: 15/04/2020

Accepted: 18/04/2020

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