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Three historical aircraft will show in unique dynamic displays

06.09.2018, 16:58

The 100th anniversary of the formation of Czechoslovakia and its armed forces will be reflected in the whole weekend programme of NATO Days in Ostrava & the Czech Air Force Days. Due to the exceptionality of this year’s event, vast space will be devoted to historical military equipment among both static and dynamic displays. The latter will include famous Jak-3, Spitfire Mk.XVI and MiG-15UTI aircraft.

While the Soviet Jak-3 fighter and its British counterpart Spitfire Mk.XVI will commemorate the World War II, the MiG-15UTI fighter jet will represent the Cold War era. They are also featured in dynamic displays alongside the modernized contemporary aircraft, illustrating the technological advancement that fighter jets went through over the past 70 years.

"We are delighted to have reached an agreement with the Silesian Museum to engage its civilian operators, so our visitors could leave Mošnov Airport with yet another unique experience," states Jagello 2000 Chairman Zbyněk Pavlačík, adding: "These legendary aircraft will present themselves in individual dynamic displays of the programme and thus giving the visitors the opportunity to compare."

The Soviet Jak-3 aircraft belonged to the smallest and lightest fighter jets during the World War II, but they compensated for these attributes by their extraordinary performance. In the post-war period, they served in the service of, for example, the Yugoslav Air Force for several years. Even more notorious than Jak-3 is the Supermarine Spitfire fighter jet, famous from the Battle of Britain and operated also by Czechoslovak pilots. The Spitfire Mk.XVI is one of many versions of this aircraft and was used for low-altitude operations.

This legendary trio is crowned with the MiG-15UTI, which represents the first aircraft massively introduced into the Czechoslovak Air Force. On top of it, the participating aircraft is a two-seat training version of the one which was produced in Aero Vodochody, the general partner of the event. In 2013, the aircraft was bought by Czech Flying Legends and presented to visitors of last year's NATO Days, and thanks to the support of another partner, BGS, it will be provided this year again.

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The General Partner of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days is the company
AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.


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