NATO Days in OSTRAVA 2013
A huge show and an airshow with a difference, notably the often explosive ground displays that intersperse the flying; army assaults with tanks and artillery, anti-terrorist, customs and police operations etc.
In the air the fast jet action was provided by a Czech Gripen and Alca, Austrian Eurofighter, Dutch F-16 and the evocative and historic Saab Viggen.
Czech Cobra, Mil-24 and Mil-171 helicopters, the latter with a troop assault provided some of the rotary action and display team displays came courtesy of the Spanish Patrulla Aspa and Turkish Stars with their supersonic Freedom Fighter jets.
A giant An-124 Ruslan transport arriving for static display and leaving at the close of the show was the biggest aircraft in attendance.