Flight demonstration of the L-39NG for the first time in the Czech Republic
Vladimír Továrek, the factory pilot of Aero Vodochody, took care of both flights, on Saturday and on Sunday. In addition to flight demonstrations, the L-39NG aircraft was available to the public on a static display on both days, it was placed in the technology section together with the F-35A Lightning II and the MQ-9 Reaper. There was great interest in the opportunity to look into the cockpit of the L-39NG, and our technicians answered questions from the public all day long.
The first manufactured L-39NG with serial number 7001 completed the entire acrobatic tour. “The L-39NG aircraft of MSN 7001 managed a really demanding program in less than four weeks. In addition to a total of 6 acrobatic performances in front of the audience and related flight demonstration rehearsals, it also performed a large series of demo flights with customers and several cross-border flights. All without technical difficulties. It has been confirmed that it is a reliable machine, which is a good sign to our customers,” said L-39NG chief designer Jaromír Lang from Aero Vodochody.
As every year, Aero Vodochody also had a stand at the NATO Days, where it welcomed a number of important delegations, such as the Guatemalan Air Force Commander, representatives of Ghana Air Force, Czech Minister of Defence Lubomír Metnar and also Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.
After a one-year break, NATO Days could once again welcome visitors from the general public. Around 60,000 people interested in military and aviation technology visited the show in both days. Due to measures against the spread of coronavirus, this year visitors had to buy a ticket and prove that they meet the conditions for admission to the premises.