2nd December 2020
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Czech Gripen fighters reached another milestone

by on 15th November 2020 0
A few days ago, on 11th November 2020, the JAS-39C/D jet fighters operated by the Czech Air Force reached another milestone of their service, by accumulating 30,000 flying hours. This remarkable achievement has also a deep symbolic meaning, as it was accomplished exactly on the Remembrance Day. The Czech Air Force received its first... Read More

The ´Blackjacks´ are visiting South Africa

by on 28th October 2019 0
Exactly on the same day when Vladimir Putin, the President of Russian Federation, opened the first ever Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi, a pair of Tupolev Tu-160 ´White Swan´ strategic bombers (NATO reporting name ´Blackjack´) arrived to Waterkloof air force base near Pretoria, South Africa. Those two supersonic nuclear bombers that arrived at South... Read More

JAS-39 Gripen C / Extra 300 SR

by on 28th May 2019 0
What is the hottest aviation news in Czech Republic today? Undoubtedly, the joint display of Martin Šonka (2018 champion of the Red Bull Air Race) and Capt. Ivo Kardoš (JAS-39 display pilot of the Czech Air Force), performed on 25th May during the open doors event in 21st Air Force Base in Čáslav. The... Read More

Gearing up for the 2019 airshow season

by on 2nd April 2019 0
Between 19th February and 13th March, the Gripen rehearsal flights before the new display season took place at the 21st Air Force Base in Časláv. The Czech Air Force is a JAS-39 Gripen C/D operator since 2005, all fourteen aircraft (12 single-seat Gripen C and 2 two-seat Gripen D) are leased from Sweden until... Read More
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