NATO DAYS 2009, Ostrava, Czech Republic

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    #1 seesul, Sep 21, 2009
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    NATO DAYS in Ostrava
    I was there and it was...gorgeous!
    C-5 Galaxy from New York
    AWACS
    Jas-39 Gripen
    Eurofighter Typhoon
    F-16
    F-15
    Mirage
    C-130 Hercules
    Mi-24
    L-159 Alca
    L-39 Albatros
    and good beer, nice girls...just paradise!

    Some pics...
     

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    Looks like an awesome time!!! The C-5 is HUGE!

    "Now here son is the arming for the missile, you can hit that but don't hit the, sh**" lol. (Helicopter picture)
     
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    It really is. I have never heard about this a/c before. I spoke to the pilot and was told the consumption is 20.000 pounds/hour (when empty)...:lol:
    And he flies it back to N.Y.C. today.
     
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    ......... That takes gas guzzling to a whole new level. :lol:
     
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    #5 seesul, Sep 21, 2009
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    Yep, the oil companies have to love this bird. I was told US Air Force owns about 100 of them...
     
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    I hope they don't use them day to day.... :lol: they'll drain the worlds oil supply in a week :lol:
     
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    Excellent pictures Roman! Looks like a great time. The C-5 really is huge (and gas guzzling)!
     
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    I love the C-5, sometimes they'll fly over my school on the outbound flight from Nellis whenever they're is a major exercise out of Nellis AFB. They are so big even in the sky, its amazing to think something that big can fly.

    They always have one at the airshow at Nellis, Aviation Nation
     
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    Great pics Roman. looks like you had a marvellous day, and I bet Tommy won't forget it, especially after sitting in the aircraft! The weather looked beautiful as well - wish I was still there!
     
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    Its big enough that on search radar you can actually get it to paint 2 indvidual targets from the primary radar
     
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    Damn Roman, great pics my man.... But I didnt see any pics of women OR beer.... (ur wife dont count)

    Ur boy Tommy is sure gettin big Brother, I love this shot right here.....

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    #12 seesul, Sep 22, 2009
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    Hi Dan,
    there are some girls bt you gotta watch the background as well. But...so many beautiful birds that I´ve forgot about the girls for a while...I´m sorry...I´m getting older...
     
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    Yep Terry, the weather was really beautiful, 26 degree and sunny. It wasn´t so far from Slavicin, some 60 miles to the north. Btw, Ostrava was a target of Joe´s mission in 1944 but his a/c never made it there...
    Tommy really enjoyed his stay in a cockpit of L-39. I wish he could spend a moment in Gripen but there were 5 Gripens flying and just one (double seater) on display, but there was no access...next time...
     
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    Great photos Roman. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had excellent time and especially the kids.
    I had similar experience as your Tommy there when I was about his age. I sat in the cockpit of MiG-21 which was on static display during an airshow. That kinda sparked my interest in aircraft.
     
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    Very nice pics, Roman. Thanks for sharing them.
     
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    Looks like the family had a good time. Love the pictures of sponge bob and Captain America

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    Lucky kids !!! - both of them.
     
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    Thank you guys, yes, we really enjoyed it. I only wish I had a better camera. All the pics are too bright. It´s Panasonic DMC-10 (if am I not wrong) and I´m dissapointed with it. Next time Nicon or Olympus.
    And yes, 2 happy kids...:)
     
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    Yeah righty !...what about the big kid in the green T shirt and baseball cap ?:)

    That C5 is a big beastie allright. At Oshkosh way back in 2004, we had a rain shower (OK, it dumped on us for about an hour !) and as I was wandering around the Aeroshell square at the time, I took a picture of a huge crowd of people all sheltering under the wing of a C5...quite an expensive umbrella, but very effective !.

    Thanks for sharing your pics from this event, and dont 'knock' your camera, you've taken a good selection of pics there.
     
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