Defense exercise Lowlands 2021-1 Twente Airport

The Ministry of Defense will practice at and from Twente Airport in weeks 9 and 10 of 2021. Among other things, a Skyvan will be flown until 23:00h local time at the latest.

From Friday, March 5 until Thursday, March 11, 2021, the exercise Lowland 2021-1 will take place at and from Twente Airport. During this exercise there will be flights both during the day and later in the evening with a Skyvan among others. These flight movements necessary for the exercise will last until 23:00h local time at the latest. Preventing noise nuisance will be taken into account as much as possible.

On behalf of this exercise, a Hercules C130 of the Dutch Air Force landed twice at Twente Airport on Friday, March 5.

More information about 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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