Another confirmed participant of the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days is the Slovak Air Force. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of an independent state, the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter will be presented in a dynamic display. Visitors will be able to see another Black Hawk together with the C-27J Spartan transport aircraft in a static display.
Slovakia announces the return of the Spartan and proven Black Hawks
We are embarked for about 6 months // Humans of NATO Days
Germany has a strong presence at the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days every year. Whether it's the Air Force, Army, or Navy, visitors have plenty to look at. Last year, the Sea Lynx helicopter was on a static display among other German aircraft. And we interviewed its pilot and at the same time the flight commander of the German Navy, Commander Tom Schneider.
Poland will take over the role of the Special Partner Nation for the second time
Poland will be the Special Partner Nation of the 23rd NATO Days in Ostrava & 14th Czech Air Force Days. It was announced by the Czech President Petr Pavel on the joint press conference in Warsaw with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. Poland took on this role already in 2014 for the first time in the history of the entire event and is now returning to it after nine years.
Portugal will present the symbol of the alliance in its premiere
I am fascinated by the boundless trust of raptors towards humans // Humans of NATO Days
At the NATO Days in Ostrava, you can regularly see K-9 or hippology displays. A service dog or horse is not unusual, but did you know that even birds of prey have their place in the military? First Lieutenant Josef Hromádko from the Military Medical Agency in Hradec Králové, who explained to us the importance of raptors in the army, is a falconer and carries out expert supervision of the biological protection of the airports of the Army of the Czech Republic.
The annual meeting of the European Airshow Council once again honoured the NATO Days in Ostrava
After a two-year forced break, members of the European Airshow Council (EAC), an organization bringing together organizers, participants and other entities involved in organizing airshow events for the public, met in person again in Brussels. And as in 2020, this time too, the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days received the award for 1st place in the PR and marketing category.
The City Council of Ostrava approved the support for the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days
Preparations for the 2023 NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days are underway and the first countries have confirmed their participation. The costs of organizing the event increase every year, but the entrance for visitors remains free. The support of the city is also an integral part of the largest security show in Europe. And just last Wednesday, the council approved support in the amount of 3 million Czech crowns.
The biggest challenge is the issue of illegal trade and production of tobacco // Humans of NATO Days
A K-9, an international operation against criminals and a number of confiscated items, including a cigarette production line from Operation Colosseum, you could see all of this at the NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days in September 2022 thanks to the displays of the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic. Col. M.Sc. Aleš Hrubý is the director of the Search Coordination Department of the General Directorate of Customs and he told us a little more about the activities of the customs administration.