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Zadar will host the first military International Airshow in Croatia next year

On the occasion of the Croatian Statehood Day an airshow (CROIMAS  2020) will be held in Zadar Airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Zadar) at the 30th of May 2020.

This friday at the 23th of August the first official conference was held in connection of the CROIMAS 2020 airshow, attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Damir Krsticevic, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces General Mirko Sundov, HRZ Commander Brigadier General Mato Mikic, ZZP Commander Major General Mladen Fuzul , Zadar County Mayor Bozidar Longin, Mayor of the City of Zadar Branko Dukic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Tonci Glavina, representatives of the MOD, Croatian Army and others. In a presentation made by the Head of Operations Section at the Command of the 93rd Air Base, Colonel Damir Barisic outlined the details regarding CROIMAS 2020 air show, which will be jointly organized by the Croatian Air Force, the City of Zadar and Zadar County with the support of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

The first international military airshow will be held in the year commemorating the 30th Statehood Day of the Republic of Croatia, the 25th anniversary of the Croatian Air Force, the 29th anniversary of the formation of the Croatian Army and the 15th anniversary of the formation of the “Wings of the Storm” aerobatic team, and The Republic of Croatia holds the Presidency of the European Union for the first time.

At CROIMAS 2020, acrobatic groups, demonstration pilots will participate from Croatia, NATO countries and partner countries. According to current projections and ambitions, a rich flight and other program with a maximum of 450 participants and one hundred aircraft is envisaged. Most of the take-offs will take place from the 93rd Zemunik Air Base.

The entrance will be free of charge, the main stage will be on the Zadar Riva. CROIMAS will be held every five years.

Minister Krsticevic said during the opening of the conference “The government recognized the importance and gave full support to the initiative to hold an airshow, which, to my delight, came from our airmen. CROIMAS 2020 is a very significant event, so we want to organize it in the most festive and professional way possible.”


We are excited about the first news about CROIMAS 2020. You will find all of the important informations about the event and its participants and programes on our website next year!

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