NATO Days and Czech Air Force Days 2018 in Ostrava to honor Czechoslovakia centennial This year’s Ostrava NATO Days will be one of the most influential public events in the whole of the Czech Republic, focusing on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia, along with Czech Air Force Days. The United States of America will be the partner country for NATO Days. “I have been drowning myself in magazines about aviation and aerospace ever since I was young, but it wasn’t until the Ostrava NATO Days and the Czech Air Force Days, that I got to see the machines I had read so much about in real life, and make that childhood dream come true,” says Ivo Vondrák, the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, who had been the most influential partner for the event since last year, and will support the performance of the Janáček Philharmonic of Ostrava at the Mošnov Airport. It will be incredible to see with our own eyes the machines that our grandfathers and greatgrandfathers used to defend the independence, freedom, and values we cannot -- cannot! -- take for granted, especially in this day and age, alongside the most modern creations contemporary aerospace technology has to offer. The city of Ostrava has been among the top partners of the event, financially as well as in designing the program, for many years now. ”I am happy to say, that this year is no different, and I hope that it will continue to be like this in the
future,” says the governor of Ostrava, Tomáš Macura. „This year, we will be paying extra attention to historical Czechoslovakian technology in stationary exhibits, however, visitors can also look forward to many historical vehicles and replicas which will, along with the most modern Czech- and foreignmade vehicles, provide a one-of-a-kind program that will not be available anywhere else in the Czech Republic and only seen in a couple of other places around Europe,“ states Zbyněk Pavlačík, chairman of the company organizing the event, Jagello 2000. Multiple subjects took part in securing the historical vehicles, the Silesian State Museum, which is the coorganizer of the event this year, the Czech army, and, exclusively this year, Škoda Auto, a special partner of the event, and the holding Czechoslovak Group. NATO Days and the Czech Air Force Days 2018 will take part on the 15-16 of September at the Airport of Leose Janaček Ostrava, and there is free entry.
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