NATO Days Ostrava 2018

NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Harvo266 on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 10:47 pm

Thought i'd start this topic up!
There seems to be a little bit of confusion as to what the dates are - I've heard both 15/16 Sep and 22/23 Sep...

If anyone could shed any useful light, that would be appreciated!
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby clearstone on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 8:36 am

The event website says 15th-16th September so why the confusion? https://www.natodays.cz/
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Harvo266 on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 10:54 am

A display team that I work with seem to think it’s the week after. They may have got it wrong, thanks
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Chrisse on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 12:11 pm

To my knowledge, that date was set in stone for a while already as it's the big celebration of 100 years Czech air force.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby DOUGHNUT on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:38 am

Any forum members been to this show before ? Any helpfull advise ? Places to stay extra ?
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Berf on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 12:23 pm

DOUGHNUT wrote:Any forum members been to this show before ? Any helpfull advise ? Places to stay extra ?



Yes - stayed in Ostrava and had a car. (Go to the former steel works if you stay in Ostrava). Early start found it easy to get into - not so sure for later people! After a walk through the static you head for the potato field which means entering one entrance walking through the static areas and out the opposite entrance. Just follow the others with big cameras bags! Great location. The display axis is virtually at right angles to the runway so you are not going to get take off/landing shots but you do get 'just after take off shots' if you are in the potato field and the aircraft turn left (assuming they are using that runway.) If they are using the opposite runaway you get not much unless you have a very big ladder. The field is not so good for helicopter displays but great for everything else. If it's wet prepare to get muddy. There is a track around part of it - depends on how near you want to get to the perimeter. See some of the UKAR posts from previous years for diagrams.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Harvo266 on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 6:21 pm

Hi guys, resurrecting this thread! Could someone please give me some advice on doing this show from the UK? Ryanair flights are only on Thursday's, Saturday's and Tuesday's and Ideally i'd travel on a Friday and Monday as a Thursday to Tuesday is just too long really.

Any help appreciated :smile:
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Skyflash on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 7:24 pm

When I went two years ago I flew into Krakow. Ostrava is so far east in the Czech Republic it’s actually really near the Polish border; from memory I think the drive from Krakow to Ostrava only took about an hour and a half.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Agg on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 1:34 pm

Katowice in Poland is another possibility, that's about an hours drive.
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