Defense exercise Green Gecko 2021-1 Twente Airport

From Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 April 2021 the exercise Green Gecko 2021-1 will take place at and from Twente Airport. During this exercise there will be flights both during the day and in the evening, including a Skytruck. These flight movements necessary for the exercise will last until 20:40h local time at the latest. Preventing noise nuisance will be taken into account as much as possible.

More information on this exercise and other defense exercises can be found at:


Defense is part of the group of vital organizations and functions to keep the Netherlands functioning. Therefore, Defense must be ready all the while to continue making a necessary contribution to society, as well as to ensure preparations for various missions. At the same time, Defense must prevent further peak COVID-19 contamination within Defense. Despite the partial exemption, the guidelines of the Central Government are followed as much as possible.

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