Community Notice: increased flights near Rotterdam

July 2, 2020

WIESBADEN, Germany —

Approximately 70 U.S. Army helicopters will depart from Illesheiem, Germany, from July 1-3 and July 6-7.

The Chinook, Apache and UH-60 helicopters belong to the U.S. Army 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, who are departing Europe after their nine-month rotation in support of Atlantic Resolve. After landing in Rotterdam, the helicopters will be loaded onto a ship at Rotterdam Port for transportation back to the United States.

During these dates, residents of Rotterdam and neighboring communities may see a large formation of helicopters. 

These flights are scheduled to occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. No weekend flights are scheduled at this time.

These flights adhere to standard noise abatement procedures.

We value our relationship with our Dutch partner, and we take voluntary steps to be good neighbors while maintaining our combat effectiveness and firm commitment to our NATO allies.  

For further queries, please email the U.S. Army Europe media desk at

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