Swedish Air Force Historic Flight is going to repeat its stellar representation from last year at NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days 2016, planning to show up with the same four aircraft. Three of them will be making dynamic displays while one will act as a support, showing off all SAAB jet aircraft from the Flight’s inventory.
The legendary Soviet fighter jet MiG-21 will roll on the Mosnov Airport again after almost quarter of a century. The Romanian Air Force is sending its MiG-21 LanceR for both static and flying display to this year’s NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. The C-27J Spartan will serve as their support plane, but will be stationed at static display as well.
Visitors of this year’s NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days can look forward to the richest flying programme ever, but there will be a lot of interesting aircraft at static display as well. Five more countries is sending their equipment and total number of participating countries grows to eighteen, matching the second highest number in the event’s history.
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.