241. squadron "Tigers"  - Serbian Air Force© www.dimitrijeostojic.com

The Tigers

On the first day of the 1999 Kosovo War, while the bombs were falling onto Serbia, commander of 98th Aviation regiment, colonel Sreto Malinović, held a short speech for the pilots of 241st squadron “Tigers”, which will one day probably go into history textbooks. After the speech he sat behind the commands of one of the aircrafts and led the formation of “Orao’s” in action against the terrorist’s positions in Kosovo.
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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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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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