Piloti 2. SQN

Training Squadron

Squadron history

L-39 began to write its new history on 7 May 1991, after the break-up of the 8th Fighter Regiment Brno in the Airport Sliač. It was followed by the establishment of the 81st Independent Fighter Squadron that had MiG-29s and four L-39s in its military arsenal. Major Mechel was designated as the first commander and Captain Fülle was in command of the L-39 flight. On 1 September 1991, the L-39s were integrated into the air defence Quick Reaction Alert system. Following the division of the Czechoslovak Air Force, the Airport Sliač became home to MiG-29s and another MiG-21s. On 1 December 1992, the 1st Fighter Regiment was established and put under the command of LtCol Palík. The regiment was made up of the 1st squadron with MiG-29s, the 2nd squadron with MiG-21s and the 3rd “mixed” with L-39s and MiG-21s. The L-39 flight was commanded by Capt Masár, Maj Tovačovský and Maj Mano, respectively.

Following the reorganization of the Military Aviation Academy in Košice as of 1 October 2001, the squadron´s aircraft inventory was enlarged with L-39V (aircraft version intended to tug air targets KT 04). All MiG-29 and MiG-21 pilots used L-39 as a complementary type. Among the regular squadron members were Maj Tovačovský, Capt Lacko, Capt Masár, Capt Eremiáš, Maj Mano, Capt Šerý, Capt Žbirka and 1st Lt Blahút.

31 December 2002 marked the birth of the 2nd Tactical Training Squadron. When the Slovak Armed Force discarded the MiG-21 aircraft from the squadron´s inventory, the L-39 aircraft remained in use since then on. In that time, following the reorganization of the Air Base Malacky, Capt Šmigovský, Capt Cingel, Capt Labudík, Capt Kanda and Capt Poláček joined the squadron. Maj Gloss, Capt Šerý, Capt Žbirka, Maj Poláček (active as a pilot to date), Capt Cingel (active as a pilot to date) and Maj Mano qualified as display pilots. After the disestablishment of the Military Aviation Academy Košice in 2004, the squadron´s inventory was enlarged with L-39C version that got the colours of the aerobatic display team Biele Albatrosy.

Squadron commanders

Maj. Miloš MECHEL 1991 – 1999
Maj. Igor BRANDABURA 1999 – 2000
Maj. Ján CESNAK 2000 – 2003
Maj. Miroslav MANO 2003 – 2004
Maj. Miroslav LACKO 2004 – 2010
Ltc. Roman POLÁČEK 2010 – 2014
Ltc. Ivan DORČÁK 2014 – 2015
Ltc. Radovan CINGEL2015 –

Sliač L-39 Flying personnel

BLAHÚT Vladimír, BLAŽEK Marián, BORNEMISZA Koloman, BRANDABURA Igor, BUKOVSKÝ Marián, CESNAK Ján, CINGEL Radovan, DVORSKÝ Pavel, EREMIÁŠ Imrich, FERTAĽ Ľubomír, FÜLLE Jaroslav, GLOVŇA Kamil, GREGOR Peter, GROŠAFT Miroslav, HAUSNER Josef, HROMNÍK Ján, CHALMOVSKÝ Michal, CHROMÝ Jaroslav, IŠTVÁN Peter, JANKOVIČ Jozef, KANDA Slavomír, KNOPP Peter, KOTERBA Peter, KROPÁČEK Tomáš, KURTÍK Ján, KUTERKA Martin, KYSEL Branislav, LABUDÍK Peter, LACKO Miroslav, LUKÁČIK Peter, MACKO Martin, MACKO Peter, MANO Miroslav, MARKO Ivan, MASÁR Miroslav, MAZÚCH Vladimír, MECHEL Miloš, MOLENT Milan, NEDELKA Mário, OBOŇA Jozef, PAGÁČ Erik, PAĽUV Martin, PAVLÍČEK Dušan, PINTER Ján, POKLEMBA Martin, POLÁČEK Roman, SEMANCO Radoslav, SERBÍN Pavol, SUSÁNYI Ján, SÚDIK Elemír, ŠENIGLA Ľuboš, ŠERÝ Petr, ŠIRKO Martin, ŠKUTA Richard, ŠMIGOVSKÝ Patrik, TICHÝ Dušan, TOVAČOVSKÝ Ivan, TUČEK Václav, VAŠKO Jozef, ŽBIRKA Róbert.

Sliač L-39 Staff pilots

BARÁNEK Juraj, BEDNÁR Miroslav, ČELKO Milan, DOBROTKA Jozef, DORČÁK Ivan, GLOS Drahomír, HAŠAN Ján, HRONEC Martin, KRAKOVSKÝ Jozef, LISÝ Vladimír, LOVAS Ľubomír, MIHALUS Igor, MIKULA Štefan, PALÍK Štefan, ŠVACHO Jaroslav, TAKÁCS Jozef.

Technical personnel of the 2nd and the former 3rd squadron

ANDACKÝ Peter, BABIC Igor, BESKYD Miroslav, BLAŠKO Tomáš, BODZÁŇ Milan, BRTÁŇ Miloš, BRUNOVSKÝ Adrián, BRZUĽA Andrej, BÚZIK Michal, CEHLÁR Ladislav, CYPRICH Vladimír, ČERŇANSKÝ Anton, DOMSKÝ Juraj, ĎURICA Juraj, ELIZEUŠ Radoslav, FALTÝN František, GABĽASOVÁ Katarína, GAZDA Gabriel, GUŽMER Ján, HANZEL Jiří, HOFFMAN Marek, HRIECH Juraj, JACOLA Rastislav, JAŠO Peter, JURÁK Martin, KIRÁLY Marián, KIŠŠ Štefan, KOCOVÁ Anna, KOCHLIC Peter, KOLESÁR Peter, KOMARIK Peter, KONDŽEL Ján, KOŠČO Jozef, KOŠÍK Slavomír, MACHO Michal, MIČICA Branislav, MIKO Roman, MIŠKUF Maroš, MORAVČÍK Igor, OLEJÁR Martin, PAROBEK Milan, PAVLÍK Peter, PERŽEL Branislav, POLYÁK Štefan, POPIK Ján, REJKO Milan, SAFKO Vladimír, SALVA Jaroslav, SAS Matúš, SLOTÍK Tomáš, SÚČAN Andrej, SÚDIK Elemír, SZÁRAZ Vojtech, ŠKOLNÍKOVÁ Ľubica, ŠTEKLÁČ Erich, ŠTOSEL Roman, ŠURINA Ľubomír, TARAJČÁK Daniel, TEPLICKÝ Drahomír, TÓTH Jaroslav, UHLIAR Daniel, VALKOŠÁK Marek, VESELOVSKÁ-PIŠTEJOVÁ Silvia, ZETOCHA Dušan.