NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Fri 07 Sep 2018, 5:27 pm

jalfrezi wrote:
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jalfrezi wrote:The Americans' have announced their participation, and if I'm honest it's a little underwhelming for a so called 'Special Partner Nation'!

For those without FB - 2x F-16, B-52, KC-135, and C-17 - all static.

It does say in the extended news section that they're also bringing over a UH-1Y Venom in the C-17, again for the static.


Wtf!!! boo :(

Howard


Indeed, if the SwAFHF drop out, I'm asking for my money back! ;-)


In fact there is less USAF static than their usually is,what about a B-1B or F-15’s from Lakenheath,aren’t the F-22 Raptors over in Europe at the moment ,pretty poor turn out for the partner nation ,but then Trump would probably have a hissy fit if he found out that even this amount of hardware was being sent considering he think’s NATO is a waste of time lol.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Screenes on Wed 12 Sep 2018, 12:16 pm

Berf wrote:Word around Radom was that part of the field at Ostrava may be being shut off.... no idea if it is just a rumour but maybe someone knows...


Hello, any news regarding this? Also, it is still possible to come really early and get to Albrechticky by car?
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 12 Sep 2018, 1:01 pm

Looking at their own map, there only seems to be a small section that is no entry.

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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Thu 13 Sep 2018, 6:51 am

jalfrezi wrote:Arrival times are up on the site now.

https://www.natodays.cz/arrivals-and-rehearsals


Either the B-52 has cancelled or it’s akready arrived??
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 13 Sep 2018, 10:26 am

It was due at 12.05 local, so should have arrived already.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Agg on Thu 13 Sep 2018, 11:39 am

AARDVARK wrote:
jalfrezi wrote:Arrival times are up on the site now.

https://www.natodays.cz/arrivals-and-rehearsals


Either the B-52 has cancelled or it’s akready arrived??

They posted a video of the arrival on Facebook earlier today :)
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Screenes on Thu 13 Sep 2018, 1:46 pm

There are now reports of organisers putting "no entry tapes" around much bigger part of that field between Albrechticky and showgrounds than it is shown on the map. Probably from the level of C taxiway (third taxiway from the south) northwards. Anyone on the site who could confirm?
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Screenes on Thu 13 Sep 2018, 6:00 pm

Confirmed by the organiser that the field is closed. I do not know the exact area though, looks like it is more or less the entire area between the showgrounds and Albrechticky (people say "300m south of radar", "level with taxiway C", "opposite the tower"). The area is marked by tape and the violation of no-entry should be enforced by security.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Screenes on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 5:09 am

Someone kindly drew an updated map of closed off areas: https://uloz.to/tam/_ehdrLRt014Q7
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 10:30 am

Fields surrounding that particular area are fine to sit in .
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Abbo46 on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 12:36 pm

Did the Lansen turn up?
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 12:50 pm

Abbo46 wrote:Did the Lansen turn up?



Yep,nice display ,lots of loops ,Viggen took off and did a couple of passes but landed so assuming it had a problem ,Draken did a great display aswell,Czech Gripen was good and tiger camo jet.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Screenes on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 5:06 pm

Hello, I plan to visit the show tomorrow. What does the field look like? Is it muddy? Also, if you came by car, where did you manage to park it? Thanks
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Sun 16 Sep 2018, 3:00 am

Screenes wrote:Hello, I plan to visit the show tomorrow. What does the field look like? Is it muddy? Also, if you came by car, where did you manage to park it? Thanks


Yesterday the field was a little muddy but not that bad ,mainly flat and hard ground,no rain yesterday so should be drier today underfoot.
Park with everybody else in the show ground and then walk into the show and do the static then keep walking right round to the other entrance and exit(go left and follow the road and you get to the fields.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby F-BSHM on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 6:24 am

Hi !

I was also in Ostrava this year and wanted to share my point of view with you :)

It was my first time here and probably not the last one, even if whe faced some difficulties... many in fact :biggrin:

First of all, we arrived around the airfield on saturday morning from Krakow. On my GPS, it was 08h10lt and 8km remaining when we started to get stuck in the trafic jam. As flying displays started, I was grumbling in the car and we finally decided to leave the car in a field, near the road as many others did. It was already 10h00lt and still more than 2.5 km to make by foot to go to the static display entrance... it was a big dissapointment for me but we then easily understood why it was so hard to go forward with the car. Only one small access ( with one line) to the parking when you come from the west/south...

So with my friend we decided to stay on the parking field (the official one this time) to see the first displays and the flypast. This location was quite good until 1200lt approximately. We were much closer than inside the static display and finally, we decided to stay a little bit more, despite the backlit conditions to go to the static display at around 1500lt.
At the end of the day, we had to walk 2.5km back to the car.

On sunday, we decided to go really early, we left the hotel (which was 20 min away from the airport in normal conditions) at around 0710lt (gate opening time was at 0830) and we arrived at... 0840lt... most of the tie was again lost in the "finnish line" to the parking...
This time we parked the car inside the official parking, we stood there until 1200lt then decided to go near to the terminal building, just under the demo axe on the eastern part of the airfield.
This was really good, we had aircrafts turning right above our head and it allowed me to take very nice pictures, almost no crop is needed on 90% of the pics with my 100-400L. Sun was behind us until the end. Except some trees, this place was almost perfect, with the airport building 200m away from us to go to the toilet/buy something to drink. The only thing is that you can't see any take off/landing from there and that some aircrafts/helicopters stay more on the other side of the field, where the public is. The polish F16 did all the flares on the other side of the runway for instance.

Regarding the display programme, as everybody, I was dissapointed when looking the USA participation, same thing with the Slovak Mig 29 but finally they where here and did almost a demo. I was also really surprised by the YAK40 absence in the flypast/static display at least.

So I will probably go there again next year but I will clearly go early and we will stay there for departures also as the static display was really interresting, and made me eager to see more of this aircraft in flight.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 8:22 am

F-BSHM wrote:First of all, we arrived around the airfield on saturday morning from Krakow. On my GPS, it was 08h10lt and 8km remaining when we started to get stuck in the trafic jam. As flying displays started, I was grumbling in the car and we finally decided to leave the car in a field, near the road as many others did. It was already 10h00lt and still more than 2.5 km to make by foot to go to the static display entrance... it was a big dissapointment for me but we then easily understood why it was so hard to go forward with the car. Only one small access ( with one line) to the parking when you come from the west/south...



With an estimated 100k visitors each day, traffic is always going to be a massive problem. Saying that though, we arrived when the car parks opened at 6.30am and parked up straight away - you definitely need to get there at the crack of sparrows, though it does mean you then have to hang around until 8.30am when the gates open.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby UK Airshow Review on Fri 05 Oct 2018, 9:06 pm

  • "Czech Flare" - Nick Jennings reports from NATO Days in Ostrava for UK Airshow Review.

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