Community notification for increased flights near Illesheim

July 10, 2020

WIESBADEN, Germany —

From July 13 - July 24, approximately 60 U.S. Army helicopters will depart from La Rochelle, France, and fly to training locations in Germany, Poland and Latvia.

The Chinook, Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will refuel in Illesheim, Germany. Approximately 40 aircraft will remain in Illesheim and the rest will continue to training locations in Poland and Latvia. The helicopters belong to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, who are arriving in Europe for a nine-month rotation in support of Atlantic Resolve.

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

This flights are scheduled to occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 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 allies and we take voluntary steps to be good neighbors while maintaining our combat effectiveness. 

Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe has led the Department of Defense’s Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe for nine months at a time. Atlantic Resolve provides these rotational units with the ability to build readiness, increase interoperability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries through multinational training events. There are three types of Atlantic Resolve rotations – armored, aviation and sustainment task force. For more information on the specific units currently deployed as part of Atlantic Resolve, visit

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