Questions and Answers
This year's jubilee NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, despite the COVID-19 epidemic, will take place at the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport on September 19-20, 2020. According to the motto "for spectators, without visitors", the event will offer both traditional and premiere displays of military and security forces equipment and its operators, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your homes!
Here we answer some frequently asked questions that we received in connection with the event. The page will be updated, if needed.
Last update: September 3, 2020
Why is the event taking place this year?
Although the NATO Days in Ostrava will be closed to the public this year, the programme of the event is watched live by up to half a million viewers live on screens and live broadcasts over the Internet every year, and tens of thousands more people watch the recordings. Such a large audience is a good justification and a reason for us to organize the event even with the current anti-pandemic measures.
The development of the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic and the measures against the spread of COVID-19 significantly limited all major public events. This also applies to the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, which hosts 200,000 visitors regularly and thus the event can not be held in the original format, as we have to follow the strict anti-pandemic measures.
This year, the programme of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days will be broadcasted live on Czech Television, on our social media profiles, and on idnes.cz news portal. Times and forms of broadcast are yet to be specified.
For security reasons, as in previous years, entering the properties of the Moravian-Silesian Region near the Mošnov Airport will be forbidden. Furthermore, the access roads from Nová Horka, Petřvald and Košatka will be closed, as a result of which it will not be possible to enter Petřvaldík and Albrechtičky. Therefore, we do not recommend planning to watch the airshow in the proximity of the event area.
When will the schedule of the weekend programme be published?
Due to extraordinary circumstances, this year we expect the publication of the programme of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days 2020 no sooner than a few hours before the event.
What will be the dynamic demonstration program?
Compared to previous years, the program will be shortened to about 4 and 5 hours. Also, the Saturday programme will also be intentionally different from Sunday. The programme will consist of ground and flying displays, including several attractive premieres.
When will be the schedule of arrivals and rehearsals published?
Due to the shortened programme and the fact that most participants will not land at Mošnov Airport, arrivals and flight demonstration rehearsals will not be as intense as we know it from previous years. Therefore for this year's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, we do not plan to publish the plan of arrivals and rehearsals.
Who will perform at this year's NATO Days in Ostrava?
Information about the participants and the planned performances are continuously published in the news on our website. Information about the flight demonstrations will be published in the last week before the event.
Will it be possible to buy T-shirts, patches and other merchandise?
Yes, you can order promotional items on our supplier's e-shop.
In which format will the event take place next year?
This cannot be predicted, it all depends on the development of a coronavirus pandemic. But we all hope to meet you all at Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava in 2021.
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