NATO Days, 2019

September 21 and 22 saw the annual NATO Days show at Ostrava, Czech Republic take place.

The weather was great with lots of sun but bearable temperatures. Some old favorites were there along with some new visitors there for the first time. Romania did a very respectable job as the special guest host nation this year.

At that, here’s a bit of what was on hand when I visited the event on Saturday:

This German Panavia Tornado was one of two of the type in the static park this year.
Lithuania provided one of three C-27 Spartan transports at the show this year.
The RCAF brought a CF-18 Hornet. This is the second time Canadian Hornets have visited.
A Czech Police Bell 412 in action.
A Hungarian air force Dassault Falcon 7X preparing to depart.
The Swiss air force PC-7 display team and F-18 Hornet solo fly together.
Swiss F-18 Hornet solo prepares to land.
An IAR 330 SOCAT, a Romanian built variant of the French designed SA 330 Puma.
The Italian air force brought a pair of AMX light attack aircraft to the event for the first time.
The French air force team, Patrouille de France, made their NATO Days debut in 2019.
A Polish air force CASA 295 about to unload a group of paratroopers.
This Norwegian F-16 wears a special paint scheme that was applied to it for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.