Foto e testo di Lucio Polo
Prodotto da Giorgio Ciarini e Aldo Ciarini
English translation by Aldo Ciarini
Ostrava-Mosnov is a civilian airport located in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic, near the border with Poland, Mosnov houses since 2001, the NATO Air Days, every year, the presence of the Czech Republic into NATO Alliance is celebrated with this spectacular military display to promote the missions and activities of the Alliance.This is not only a simple air show, but rather a complex mixture of all those components ed equipments, who run the military and civil security, thus including Army, Air Force, Police, Administration of Customs, Border Police, Search and Rescue services.
This is considered a strategic place, in the heart of Europe, with the center of gravity towards the East, also by the aircraft manufacturers (and not only) that from time to time show demonstrators to the various VVIP representatives of the participating nations.This year (12th edition), between 22 and 23 September, about 200,000 spectators attended the various events and demonstrations, both aircraft or land vehicles featuring the show as one of the greatest of central Europe; respectable was the number of aircraft on static display, virtually all of the inventory of the Czech Air Force, the major contribution was from the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force in terms of both static and dynamic presence; interesting the presence of three C 27J respectively of the armed forces of Italy-Romania-Lithuania, high-profile performances in flight, including the Typhoon from Italian Air Force and Austria Air Force (the German model was confined to static) , Mig 29, Su 22, JAS 39D, B 52H and finally the teams with the Red Arrows and the RAMEX Delta Display Team with two Mirage 2000N fron French Air Force.Certainly an event that showed an increase in both the public and participants to seal the Alliance NATO countries.
Images and text by Lucio Polo
Produced by Giorgio Ciarini and Aldo Ciarini