First solo flight promotion ceremony was held a few days ago at Zemunik Air Force Base for 9 student pilots who flew their first solos. Four flew in PC-9Ms as aircraft and future fast jet pilots and 5 students flew in Bell 206 helo, one of them being a pilot of the Bosnian Armed Forces. This generation of pilots had a very memorable ceremony, in part because Blanka Vlašić, Croatia's high jump record holder, World Champion twice, Olympic silver medalist and second best all-time jumper, participated as the generation's godmother.
She was flown to the ceremony in a Zlin 242L, expressing her happiness to have been chosen for such an honor by the Air Force. Vlašić also met Krila Oluje lead, Major Damir Barišić, who named the most demanding element of the display team, the bell in formation, after Blanka. Krila Oluje are the only display team in the world to preforme this maneouver in formation.
Anyway, congratulations to our pilots and a great job to Blanka for supporting our Airmen!