The NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Report and photos by Peter van den Berg
October 19, 2021
The NATO Days were first held in 2001, celebrating its 20th anniversary for this year’s edition held from September 18 and 19, 2021. Originally being a regional presentation of military, police and rescue forces, the event has since grown into one of the largest military airshows in Central Europe. The show coincides with the Czech Air Force Days, also held at Ostrava.
I was able to capture the arrival of some of its participants in the two days leading up to the event.
We performed a total of 7 flights with a Skyvan, providing every participant with a plethora of opportunities to ‘show their best sides’ and have their photographs taken. This turned out to be quite the challenge due to the low cloud layers and rain. We managed however, flying around in the area on the look-out for better weather to achieve maximum results.