Former military airport Milovice
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Former military airport Milovice

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Former military airport Milovice from the roof of the old control tower.

The airport is situated in the one of few former Soviet military areas in Czech Republic. Due to the military nature of the area, you will nearly everytime meet persons dressed in the camouflage. But they are not soldiers, they are airsofters :)

Currently, the airport is mainly used for ultralight airplanes. Lots of hangars are rented to the private amateur fliers for their planes.

Areas among the runways (there is the one main runway and another two narrower ones) are frequently used by kiters, because of the common ideal winds in this area.

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Imagini apropiate de Czech Republic

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A: Milovice1

de Peter Melnicuk, la distanta de 660 metri

Milovice1

B: Milovice - Boží Dar

de deimos, la distanta de 690 metri

Milovice - Boží Dar

C: Milovice 3

de Jiri Vambera, la distanta de 820 metri

Milovice 3

D: Milovice2

de Peter Melnicuk, la distanta de 980 metri

Milovice2

E: Milovice3

de Peter Melnicuk, la distanta de 990 metri

Milovice3

F: Milovice 1

de Jiri Vambera, la 1.0 km distanta

Milovice 1

G: Milovice 2

de Jiri Vambera, la 1.1 km distanta

Milovice 2

H: Milovice 6

de Jiri Vambera, la 1.2 km distanta

Milovice 6

I: Milovice - Bozi Dar, old factory

de deimos, la 1.2 km distanta

Milovice - Bozi Dar, old factory

J: Milovice, Bozi Dar - housing development

de deimos, la 1.2 km distanta

Milovice, Bozi Dar - housing development

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Aceasta este un ansamblu a Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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