One of the countries, which traditionally announce their participation at the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days quite soon, is Lithuania and this time there is no difference. Its Air Force will present the same aircraft as last year – transport C-27J Spartan, trainer jet L-39 and AS-365 helicopter.
The annual European Airshow Council (EAC) Convention associating organizers, participants and other subjects involved in airshows ended at Malta. Jagello 2000 was the only participant from the Czech Republic as an organizer of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, and for the first time also as a co-organizer of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav Open Day. And it was again awarded the 3rd place in Media & Marketing category.
The JAS-39 Gripen aircraft is a frequent guest at the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, most of the time however just at static display. Only at its first participation event’s visitors could see it in flight, but now it will repeat the flying display after seven years.
First participant of the upcoming NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days traditionally confirm their displays shortly after New Year. This year is no exception, its participation announced the Slovak Air Force that is sending its equipment both on dynamic and static display.
The biggest Czech aerospace manufacturer, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE Company, became the new general partner of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days for the next three years.
Ostrava City Assembly at its January meeting decided to support the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days with a subsidy of 2,5 million Czech crowns (92,500 EUR). It makes the Statutory City of Ostrava one of the most important partners of the event.
Mr. Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic and supreme commander of the Czech armed forces, took over auspices of the upcoming edition of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days.
Colonel Ludger Bette, Commander of the Wunstorf Air Force Base accepted representatives of Jagello 2000, main organizer of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. They had thus an opportunity to personally thank him for premiere public presentation of A-400M Atlas aircraft in Central and Eastern Europe, which took place in September at Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport.
Do you remember rich programme of this year's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days? You can now watch the most of ground displays and some of the flying ones as well uncut, including a complete show of the Italian aerobatic group Frecce Tricolori.
Evaluation of picture submitted for the photo contest of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days is more difficult every year, as jurors, who had to choose the best photos, found out. In the end they liked most the pictures capturing US bombers B-1 or B-52 and rainy weather that was typical for this year’s show. On the contrary, the Fans Award goes to the photo of the Italian aerobatic group Frecce Tricolori.