Sonntag, 13. September 2009

Batajnica 2009 air show in Serbia

Two Serbian MiG-29s in Batajnica today (Tanjug)
Huge crowd at Batajnica 2009 air show
13 September 2009 | 10:51 -> 16:00 | Source: B92, Beta
BELGRADE -- The military airport in Batajnica is today hosting the international air show Batajnica 2009, which reports say has attracted some 100,000 visitors.

Two Serbian MiG-29s in Batajnica today (Tanjug)

200 participants from 15 countries are taking part, including Serbian, Czech, Greek, Romanian, British, Danish, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovenian, Italian, Austrian, French, Turk, and U.S. pilots and crews.

The air show in Batajnica, just north of Belgrade, kicked off this morning and will last until 17:00 CET, during which time visitors will be able to see aircraft displayed on the ground, and in the air.

The Serbian Army's Air Force will be represented with the following jets: MiG-29, MiG-21, J-22 Orao, G-4 Supergaleb, An-26, Utva-75, and Gazela helicopters.

The first plane constructed in Serbia since the breakup of Yugoslavia, Lasta-95, will also be presented at the show, which was officially opened by Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac.

Interior Minister Ivica Da
i, army chiefs and members of the diplomatic community in Serbia are also at the airport today.

Some 250 journalists and photographers are reporting from the event, the largest of its kind in Serbia to date.

BELGRADE, 13 September 2009
The Batajnica 2009 air show.VS MiG-29s. Serbian Army (VS) Air Force Commander Brig. Gen. Ranko Živak (Tanjug)

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