Gripen To Perform At The Čáslav Open Day

Photo: Evert Keijzer, Ironbird Photography

Czech Republic Air Force's biennial event 'Open Day' will be held at the Čáslav airport on 25 MayCzech Republic Air Force's biennial event 'Open Day' will be held at the Čáslav airport on 25 May and Gripen's aerial display piloted by Captain Ivo Kardoš will be the main attraction at the show.
Besides Gripen, f L-159 ALCA aircraft, W3-A Sokol helicopter, and Mi-24/35 and Mi-171Š helicopters will also participate in the event.
The event is being organized in collaboration with Jagello 2000, reports afbcaslav.cz. "It is an honor for me to work with an experienced and proven partner who has a long-term practice with much larger events,“ says Colonel Petr Tomanek, commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base, Čáslav.
This year's event is also dedicated to the ceremonial elimination of L-39 Albatros aircraft from the Air Force of the Czech Army.
Čáslav Open Day 2017 attracted more than 45,000 visitors. Similar turnout is expected this year as well. Read the full story here.