After last year's absence, Canada and its Royal Air Force are returning to NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. Even with its third participation, it will offer visitors the opportunity to see the CF-188 Hornet fighter.
The Swedish Ministry of Defence has officially confirmed that it will take on the role of Special Partner Nation (SPN) for NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days 2021. Sweden will thus become the first country to become the SPN for the second time after its participation last year was limited by a pandemic.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, one of the most visited public events in Czech Republic, took place without the presence of the general public for the first time. Nevertheless, it was met with a great reception. Since the beginning of the preparation process it was an experiment on the European scale, which no one had any experience with. The organizers as well as the professional public speak of a great success because the live stream of the event was watched by over 900 thousand viewers.
This year's 20th NATO Days in Ostrava & Czeche Air Force Days were extraordinary. Unlike most similar events abroad, which did not take place this year due to the situation with coronavirus, NATO Days in Ostrava allowed spectators to experience the jubilee year of the event through modern technology. This year's topics were 75 years since the end of World War II, 15 years of JAS-39 Gripen aircraft in Czech Air Force and honoring members of the security forces and the Integrated Rescue System for their efforts during the spring coronavirus crisis. The program focused as much as possible on dynamic demonstrations.