The forgotten primacy

Today, probably few people know this, but long before the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia, an important milestone in the history of world aviation began to be written in Brno. It was the takeoff of the first airship powered by an internal combustion engine and the third completed and tested vessel of its kind in … Read more

Patrons and protectors

From time immemorial, humans have invented mythical creatures or heroes with superhuman abilities to protect them from various monsters, enemy invaders or other incredible threats. In the course of time and the evolution of society they were either renamed or forgotten with the advent of Christianity. However, they have been replaced by various patrons, either … Read more

The tragic fate of Jaromír Šotola

Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, an uneven aerial battle took place in the airspace above Lipová. The pilot of John Kello and the observer Jaromir Šotol, who was conducting a reconnaissance flight on 25. October 1938, attacked a pair of Hungarian fighters. But let’s get back to the beginning of this story. Although … Read more