Saab participated and was general sponsor during NATO Days that was held in Ostrava in the Czech Republic, 17-19 September. This is Central Europe's largest event within aviation, military and civil security, and the organisers estimated more than 180000 participants during the weekend. Among other activities the Czech Air Force demonstrated its capability in the air with a number of military aerial displays. One Hungarian and six Gripen aircraft were on site, among others, and on several occasions the Czech display pilot Michal Danék executed an impressive display of Gripen. Saabs stand and Gripen attracted a lot of attention during the NATO days. Both in the air and on the ground.