Even if the 15th anniversary NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days is adorned by the perfectly clear skies, three “typhoons” will be raging the area surrounding the Mošnov airport. Fortunately, the noise and the flying action will be provided by the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft, not by the severe weather. Joining the previously announced dynamic displays by the Italian and Austrian Air Forces, Spanish Air Force is sending one of their Typhoons as well.
On the occasion of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days 15th anniversary, we are starting a series of articles that will look back at all of the previous 15 editions, divided into five-year periods. In 2001 to 2005, the concept of the event was slowly setting in, and we were privileged to welcome the first international flying participants…
As many as three demonstration teams flying on the F-16 jets will be entertaining the 2016 NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days crowd at the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport. Following its Belgian and Greek counterparts, the Turkish Air Force Solotürk Display Team has also confirmed its participation.
Germany as the 2016 Special Partner Nation will present a wide spectrum of its naval air aviation inventory. Representing the Marineflieger will be the P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft as well as the Sea King and the Sea Lynx search & rescue helicopters.
The British training aircraft Hawk are nothing new for regular visitors of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. Their this year's participation will be still a premiere. For the first time theBritish Royal Navy is sending two of these airplanes for a static display.
The Austrian Air Force confirmed its participation at this year's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. It will present its fighter plane Eurofighter Typhoon in flying display, which will be seen in Ostrava after three-year break.
Visitors of this year’s NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days will get another superb gift for the 15th anniversary of the event from the Italian Air Force, which is sending a very strong representation. Its main part will consist of world-famous aerobatic group Frecce Tricolori that will be accompanied by a flying display of the F-2000 Typhoon.
Another premiere attractive displays at 15th anniversary of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days will be provided by the British Armed Forces. Two parachute display teams will present themselves over Mosnov airport – the RAF Falcons and the Royal Army’s Tigers. They will be accompanied by the King Air Display Team.
We accepted the confirmation of another exclusive presentation from Norway. Visitors of the 16th NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days can look forward to Czech public premiere of the maritime patrol aircraft P-3C Orion. It had to appear at Mosnov airport already last year, but it was cancelled few days before the show.
For the first time ever during NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, Slovakia will add premiere display of its L-39 Albatros training aircraft to its traditional dynamic display of MiG-29. The helicopter Mi-17 will not be missed as well in its support role, the visitors will have also an opportunity to see the helicopter at the static display.