NATO Days, 2013

NATO Days is usually a quite varied event with lots to see. However, from an aviation standpoint, this year’s event was rather wanting in both static and flying displays. That, in conjunction with weather which was generally uncooperative and the choice to have performers use the opposite end of the runway than they usually do, reduced photography opportunities greatly.

While I remain optimistic for better next year, here’s a few shots to give you a feel for what was there:

A Slovak MiG-29 thunders down the runway.
A Slovak MiG-29 thunders down the runway.
A Swedish C-130 Hercules awaiting clearance.
A Swedish C-130 Hercules awaiting clearance.
The gigantic Antonov An-124 in the static park.
The gigantic Antonov An-124 in the static park.
An unusual guest from Poland: the PZL 10 Bryza.
An unusual guest from Poland: the PZL 10 Bryza.
A Czech Let L-410FG Turbolet.
A Czech Let L-410FG Turbolet.
An AH-1S Super Cobra from the Czech civil register.
A Huey Cobra from the Czech civil register.
An Austrian Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter.
An Austrian Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter.
An OH-58 Kiowa, also from Austria.
An OH-58 Kiowa, also from Austria.
Belgium provided this SIAI SF-260 trainer...
Belgium provided this SIAI SF-260 trainer…
...and these two fancy tailed F-16s.
…and these two fancy tailed F-16s.
A regularly scheduled 737   preparing to depart during a pause in the show.
A regularly scheduled 737 preparing to depart during a pause in the show.
A pair of Eurocopter EC-135s of the local air ambulance service departing.
A pair of Eurocopter EC-135s of the local air ambulance service departing.

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