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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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby F-BSHM on Sat 04 Aug 2018, 12:36 pm

Hi guys !

Just To say that the Sweddish Historical flight just confirmed with the Viggen and Draken, going to be good ! And the USA is the "partner" of this year
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Sat 04 Aug 2018, 3:01 pm

Great show ,field close by with easy access for great shots ,only thing is weather can be a bit iffy at that time of year!
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 9:03 am

F-BSHM wrote:Hi guys !

Just To say that the Sweddish Historical flight just confirmed with the Viggen and Draken, going to be good ! And the USA is the "partner" of this year


Two seat splinter camo Viggen and the single seat Draken (not to mention the Lansen!) :rock:
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Carlito on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 9:22 am

Updated 18.09.2017 13:17:36

it is from last year...
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 11:01 am

Carlito wrote:Updated 18.09.2017 13:17:36

it is from last year...


Thanks, I didn't notice that, hopefully they will update it with this year's info soon.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby F-BSHM on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 2:46 pm

For me it is confirmed for this year... Viggen + Draken+ Lansen
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 2:30 pm

2 US Army Apaches on static, along with an M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley! :cool:

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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 5:56 pm

jalfrezi wrote:2 US Army Apaches on static, along with an M1 Abrams and M2 Bradley! :cool:



MEH :grin:
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 2:42 pm

Slovak Mig 29 Demo downgraded to x2 Ship Flyby now
Hungarian Gripen now static only...
Still waiting for U.S updates!!
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Berf on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 4:33 pm

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...
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby AARDVARK on Tue 04 Sep 2018, 6:03 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...


That would be a real shame as that’s the only decent spot to view the displays from.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby Agg on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 1:03 pm

AARDVARK wrote:
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...


That would be a real shame as that’s the only decent spot to view the displays from.

Agreed. Last year we were going to do one day inside and one day in the field - that didn't really pan out the way we wanted as the weather made them cancel all fixed wing flying on Sunday. The display line at Ostrava really doesn't make much sens unless you're off base.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby JJC on Wed 05 Sep 2018, 2:57 pm

Agg wrote:
AARDVARK wrote:
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...


That would be a real shame as that’s the only decent spot to view the displays from.

Agreed. Last year we were going to do one day inside and one day in the field - that didn't really pan out the way we wanted as the weather made them cancel all fixed wing flying on Sunday. The display line at Ostrava really doesn't make much sens unless you're off base.


Attended in 2016. The coach parking/car parking area on the terminal side of the runway was a decent enough place to watch the flying from. As Agg says, the display line is odd and displays are distant from the showground.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 06 Sep 2018, 9:28 am

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.
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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby _H_ on Fri 07 Sep 2018, 10:37 am

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 :(

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Re: NATO Days Ostrava 2018

Postby jalfrezi on Fri 07 Sep 2018, 11:04 am

_H_ wrote:
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 :(

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