Ladjevci Air Base

In the land of Tigers and Shadows

11. May 2013. – Open Day at Ladjevci Air Base [ 98. Aviation Brigade – Serbian Air Force]
My second visit to the 98. Aviation brigade in last 20 days…This time my plan was to come without a camera, just to enjoy in the flight program and chat with friends (and in same time to rest my shoulders from heavy equipment :) ). As usual at the last moment I decided to go with equipment, and I didn’t regret…

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MiG-29 M2

Batajnica Airshow 2012 : MiG-29 M2

Jedna od zvezda aeromitinga “Batajnica 2012” i avion o kome se dosta piše u domaćoj štampi ovih dana. Informacije iz raznih izvora govore da je nabavka ovih aviona za potrebe avijacije Vojske Srbije sve izglednija, tako da je pravo vreme da podelim sa vama malo fotografija vezanih za ovu temu… Diskusiju oko toga da li će stvarno biti nabavljen i da li je dobar izbor ćemo zanemariti jer je u trenutku kada nema konkretnih informacija potpuno besmislena. Pre nego što pređem na fotografije ne bi bilo loše da razjasnim par stvari oko ovog aviona, pošto se dosta dosta pogrešnih informacija (naročito fotografija) pojavljuje u medijima.

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PHOTO: DIMITRIJE OSTOJIC  //  2012 © www.dimitrijeostojic.com

Magic hour

PHOTO: DIMITRIJE OSTOJIC // 2012 © www.dimitrijeostojic.com

Magic hour is term used in photography and cinematography to describe first and last hour of sunlight when the light produce extraordinary visual effects. However, if you are during that period of day at the military airbase and you are watching flying activities of 241. attack squadron, than it’s more than “magic hour” – it’s pure magic!

21. August 2012. – Orao’s J-22 / NJ-22 @ Ladjevci Airbase – preparations for the 100th anniversary of Serbian Air Force.

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Senke - Shadows / Sa-341 Gazelle © Dimitrije Ostojic

Senke

“Senke” su helikopterska eskadrila , koja leti na jednom od najlepših i najelegantnijih helikoptera na svetu – na “Gazeli”. Od svog formiranja 1981. godine, 714. protiv-oklopna eskadrila ViPVO Vojske Srbije, poznatija pod nazivom “Senke” je zadužena za protiv-oklopnu borbu i podršku trupama na zemlji. (more…)

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Serbian Army Soldier M-70AB2 ,military exercise Odlucan Odgovor 2009, Serbia, Pesterska visoravan, Oktobar 2009 © www.dimitrijeostojic.com

Odlučan Odgovor 2009

SA-341 Gazelle ,military exercise Odlucan Odgovor 2009, Serbia, Pesterska visoravan, Oktobar 2009 © www.dimitrijeostojic.com

Još uvek su se na nebu sijali IC mamci aviona koji su samo nekoliko trenutaka ranije raketirali neprijateljeve položaje, kada su se niotkuda pojavila dva helikoptera u ekstremno niskom letu. Crveni tragovi protiv-oklopnih raketa “Maljutka” ispresecaju peštarski krajolik. Rakete su pogodile ciljeve, a poznate siluete “Gazela” polako se gube među brdima visoravni. Tenkovska četa ulazi u reon dejstva, dok samohodni višecevni raketni bacači “Oganj” dejstvuju po susednom brdu. Zemlja podrhtava od eksplozija, teško je pratiti ko i šta sve puca. Mislio sam da od jadnog uzvišenja ništa nije ostalo…

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MiG-29 Fulcrum, Serbian Air Force, 101. lae VITEZOVI, Batajnica 2009 © www.dimitrijeostojic.com

Batajnica Airshow 2009

MiG-29 Fulcrum, Serbian Air Force, 101. lae VITEZOVI, Batajnica 2009 © www.dimitrijeostojic.com

This is re-post of the first blog post from this blog, which was originally published on 17th October 2009. Due to some technical problems, this blog post was offline from 2010 till now. While reading keep in mind that this article was written 7 years ago…

Once upon a time…

My first association to the words Batajnica and airshow is Batajnica ’97, the first airshow I attended and also my first visit to a military airbase. It was impressive to see all the aircrafts at one place… Imagine a thirteen year old boy crazy about airplanes seeing at one place giants like Sukhoi 30 or Mirage 2000… Back in those days there were a lot of aircrafts, I remember that MIG 21 was shining like it just rolled out of factory, also beautiful G4M and many other aircrafts with their appearance clearly stated we have aviation worthy of respect. In those moments no one was counting how many Oraos or Super Galebs we have in arsenal, it seemed they were countless. I remember that the airshow ended with the performance of displey team “Leteće Zvezde” and JAT’s DC-10 in formation.

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