Community Notice: increased flights near Illesheim

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 will depart Illesheim en route to the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 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. 

During these dates, residents of Illesheim 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 will adhere to standard noise abatement procedures.

We value our relationship with our German hosts, 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

  • U.S. Army Europe