This year's NATO Days in Ostrava, attended by 110,000 people, were a real success

 19. 09. 2022      category: Exhibitions/Forums
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The 22nd edition of the biggest security show in Europe is already behind us. This year, 110,000 visitors attended NATO Days and Air Force Days in Ostrava with the participation of nineteen partner countries and under the NATO partnership. Although it was under a cloud for most of the weekend, fortunately it did not rain and visitors were able to see the vast majority of the planned dynamic demonstrations. There were also static demonstrations of various military, firefighting, police and other equipment. In total, nearly a hundred aircraft and a thousand different types of other equipment were on display.

natodays2022Picture: NATO Days in Ostrava, attended by 110,000 people, were a success | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

FA-18C-hn421-finaf-lkmtPhoto: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet | Jan Suchánek / CZ DEFENCE

The 22nd edition of the biggest security show in Europe is already behind us. This year, 110,000 visitors attended NATO Days and Air Force Days in Ostrava with the participation of nineteen partner countries and under the NATO partnership. Although it was under a cloud for most of the weekend, fortunately it did not rain and visitors were able to see the vast majority of the planned dynamic demonstrations. There were also static demonstrations of various military, firefighting, police and other equipment. In total, nearly a hundred aircraft and a thousand different types of other equipment were on display.

A400M-5428-bwlwf-lkmtPhoto: Airbus A400M Atlas | Jan Suchánek / CZ DEFENCE

EF2000-7lwc-oelwf-lkmtPhoto: EF2000 Typhoon | Jan Suchánek / CZ DEFENCE

F16AM-fa87-bac-lkmtPhoto: F-16AM Fighting Falcon | Jan Suchánek / CZ DEFENCE

The 22nd edition of the biggest security show in Europe is already behind us. This year, 110,000 visitors attended NATO Days and Air Force Days in Ostrava with the participation of nineteen partner countries and under the NATO partnership. Although it was under a cloud for most of the weekend, fortunately it did not rain and visitors were able to see the vast majority of the planned dynamic demonstrations. There were also static demonstrations of various military, firefighting, police and other equipment. In total, nearly a hundred aircraft and a thousand different types of other equipment were on display.

abramsPicture: NATO Days in Ostrava, attended by 110,000 people, were a success | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

apachePicture: AH-64 Apache | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

vipervenomPicture: From left, UH-1Y Venom multirole helicopter and AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

venomPicture: UH-1Y Venom multirole helicopter | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

f-35Picture: Model of F-35 aircraft | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

The Polish Special Forces unit JW AGAT performed a tactical HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) airborne demonstration at NATO Days. There were also performances by the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, the Prison Service, the Foreigners Service and other combat demonstrations by the Czech Army.

gripenEPicture: Model of JAS-39 Gripen E | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

The premiere flights of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft of the Dutch Air Force were an experience. For the first time, the new JAS-39 Gripen E was also presented in the Czech skies. Interesting were the demonstrations of the Czech jet trainer L-39NG from Aero Vodochody or L 410 NG from Aircraft Industries. In the skies this year, the world vice-champion in aerobatic flying, Martin Šonka, again excelled in a Zlin Z-142C AF trainer from LOM Praha. Spectators could also see the joint flypast of aircraft from several countries to symbolically welcome Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Alliance.

JAS39E-6003-swaf-lkmtPicture: JAS-39 Gripen E | Jan Suchánek / CZ DEFENCE

L39NG-0476-aero-lkmtPicture: L-39NG | Jan Suchánek / CZ DEFENCE

The NATO Days in Ostrava and the Czech Air Force Days have earned a long-standing strong and prestigious position among the partner nations in NATO, but not only there. Among its visitors and at the accompanying events that are part of the NATO Days, you can meet a wide range of high-tech experts and personalities from the command of individual NATO and some non-NATO countries.

cv90Picture: CV90 MkIV | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

galaxy_01Picture: C-5M Super Galaxy | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

galaxy_02Picture: Inside the C-5M Super Galaxy | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

c17globemasterPicture: C-17 Globemaster | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

b52_01Picture: B-52 Stratofortress | Tomáš Kolařík / CZ DEFENCE

b52_02
Picture: B-52 Stratofortress bomber bomb bay | Tomáš Kolařík / CZ DEFENCE 

flyerPicture: Flyer 72 Heavy Duty Light Attack Vehicle | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

titusPicture: TITUS 6x6 | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

tritonPicture: TRITON armoured vehicle | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

ph2000Picture: German Leopard 2 A7V tank and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

l159Picture: L-159 Alca | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

"We are very pleased that our event maintains a long-standing high attendance of spectators who, despite the uncomfortable weather, leave the comfort of their homes and come to Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport to see it. We thank them for that," said Zbyněk Pavlačík, deputy of the main organizer of the event, chairman of the JAGELLO 2000 association.

kc390Picture: Embraer KC-390 medium transport aircraft | Michal Pivoňka / CZ DEFENCE

In the following days we will bring you a video report from this year's NATO Days, including interesting interviews.

Zdroj: NATO Days

 Author: Petr Žák