Category: History

FIGHTERS WITH NO CHANCE TO FIGHT

FIGHTERS WITH NO CHANCE TO FIGHT

Date 30.7.2019

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Before World War II, airspace defence was performed by the aviation branch of the then Czechoslovak Gendarmerie. Established under the direct threat of German attack, its role was truly critical, as any of its actions was liable to trigger an international conflict. In spite of this, the Gendarmerie pilots were certainly not afraid of intercepting […]

HOW FAR BACK DOES THE HISTORY OF TURBOPROP ENGINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC GO?

HOW FAR BACK DOES THE HISTORY OF TURBOPROP ENGINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC GO?

Date 8.7.2019

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Today, thanks to GE Aviation, the Czech Republic belongs to that refined group of seven countries that develop, manufacture and export aircraft engines. Not only that – following an agreement with the Czech Government in 2016, a global headquarters for turboprop engines is being established in the Czech Republic, from which the GE Catalyst, modern […]

MILITARY PILOT TRAINING – SEVEN DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

MILITARY PILOT TRAINING – SEVEN DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

Date 17.6.2019

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Czech Republic has a long history in the area of military pilot training provided for a wide range of countries. The first real large-scale training occurred shortly after WWII when Israel was heavily supported by the then Czechoslovak administration. In the following decades, USSR satellite states´ pilots were trained in the country with hundreds of Czechoslovak pilots […]

AERO: 100 YEARS OF CONQUERING THE SKY

AERO: 100 YEARS OF CONQUERING THE SKY

Date 11.3.2019

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AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE celebrates this year its 100th anniversary. Unlike with many other aviation companies, switching to plane building from other types of industry, the entire Aero history is connected with aviation and lasts in such way up to now. With more than 11 000 of jets produced, the world footprint of Aero is literally […]

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