Gilze-Rijen Air Base (Dutch: Vliegbasis Gilze-Rijen) (IATA: GLZ, ICAO: EHGR) is a military airbase in the Netherlands located between the cities of Breda and Tilburg, in the Noord-Brabant province. It is mainly, but not exclusively used as a base for attack helicopters. The airfield has two runways, the longest, complete with instrument landing system (ILS) is 2,779 metres (9,117 ft) long by 45 m (148 ft) wide in the 10/28 direction. The shorter runway (without ILS) is 1,996 m (6,549 ft) by 30 m (98 ft) in the 02/20 direction.


Gilze-Rijen Air Base is one of the oldest airfields in the Netherlands and is the main operating base for helicopters in the Netherlands. The Stichling Koninklijke Luchmacht Historische Vlucht (Royal Air Force Historic Flight Foundation) is also located at Gilze-Rijen air base, owning and operating a collection of mainly historic military aircraft. The air show was the highlight of the Air Force Days. Visitors to the Air Force Days followed the show spot, thousands of others viewed the show live via the Internet. Event were held at Gilze Rijen Airshow 18. Jun 2010.

Images from this air show:

Robert Hodgson