Happy expressions of children and visitors are the reward // Humans of NATO Days

07.04.2024, 08:35

For seven years he has been involved in the organization of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. He is the main coordinator of the activities of the Army of the Czech Republic at the event, and it would be very difficult for the entire event to take place without his contribution. How did he like last year's NATO Days, what exactly does he do at the event and how long does it take to prepare the event? Warrant Officer Milan Procházka from the planning department of the Air Force Command will answer all of these questions.

It was my childhood dream to become a pilot // Humans of NATO Days

17.03.2024, 18:54

For Captain Vasileios Ntintis it was his first time in the Czech Republic and at the NATO Days. He was assigned as a T-6A Texan II Instructor Pilot in 2013 and has a flight experience of more than 2,150 hours. How is the training of Greek pilots conducted? How did he like NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days? And what does his ordinary work day look like? Read on.

Germany is returning to the role of a Partner Nation after eight years

11.03.2024, 17:45

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days continue with the concept of a Special Partner Nation, which offers an extensive presentation of the selected country. For the year 2024, this country will become Germany, whose defense and security forces are planning to present themselves in real style at the Mošnov airport.

When everyone is running away, you run towards the danger // Humans of NATO Days

03.03.2024, 09:01

He was part of the B-52 crew when it landed for the first time ever in the Czech Republic to be part of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days in 2010. And then again, and again, and again. Now he helps to coordinate the US and Canadian efforts at NATO Days and makes sure the crews from those countries have all they need while staying in Ostrava for the event. What does bravery mean to him and who inspires him? Meet David Webb, the North American representative for Jagello 2000.

If the rescuers don't take off, there is no way you can fly // Humans of NATO Days

18.02.2024, 08:46

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Šafařík is the commander of the helicopter squadron of the 24th Air Transportation Base at Prague - Kbely and at the same time the leader of the display team of the W-3A Sokol helicopter. He has over 3,600 flight hours, of which more than 3,200 have been on the Sokol. At the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, the W-3A Sokol helicopter is shown in full envelope of turns and aerobatics in combination with rescue of people. What does Petr's normal working day look like, and when does he have to push his limits to save a human life?

Crossing limits can cost us our lives when flying // Humans of NATO Days

04.02.2024, 09:02

He is the fifth Czech display pilot of the JAS-39 Gripen aircraft. In 2019, he took part in the Baltic Air Policing mission in Estonia and his total flight time is more than 2,000 flight hours, of which he has already flown more than 900 hours on the JAS-39 Gripen. What does his working day look like and what does NATO and courage mean to him? Not only these questions were answered by Captain Ondřej Španko, display pilot of the JAS-39 Gripen aircraft and member of the 211th Tactical Squadron.

The photo competition dominated by the traditional NATO Days moment

01.11.2023, 16:21

The NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days regularly experience an iconic moment as part of the opening ceremony, which all visitors eagerly await and which cannot be overlooked. And the picture of the opening shot from the T-72 tank of the Czech army was rated as the best of the submitted images in this year's event photo competition.

NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days went perfectly again

17.09.2023, 18:38

On the second day of the 23rd NATO Days in Ostrava & 14th Czech Air Force Days, Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport was visited by 85,000 people. Together with Saturday, this is a total of 185,000 visitors who, in the hot late summer weather, watched in the air and on the ground top-class displays of the activities and equipment of armies, armed and security forces and Integrated Rescue System units from a total of nineteen partner countries. NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days, held under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic, fully confirmed its leading position as a security show of European proportions.

Saturday's NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days took place in style again

16.09.2023, 19:27

The first day of the 23rd edition of the NATO Days in Ostrava & 14th edition of the Czech Air Force Days was marked by the theme of modernization. Traditionally, the visitors had the opportunity to see the best of the activities and equipment of the Integrated Rescue System units, security forces and army not only of the Czech Republic but also of other eighteen countries. Approximately 100 thousand visitors came to Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport in late summer weather.

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