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Cerklje Ob Krki Air Base
Cerklje ob Krki
Cerklje ob Krki
Airport (Slovene: Letališče Cerklje ob Krki) is the only military airport in Slovenia, and a civilian airport.[1] The Cerklje ob Krki
Cerklje ob Krki
Air Base operates at it. The airport is in the midst of an enlargement and restructuring.[2]Contents1 History1.1 The beginnings 1.2 World War II 1.3 Communist era 1.4 Ten-Day War 1.5 Modern history2 ReferencesHistory[edit] The beginnings[edit] The earliest existence of the airport in Cerklje ob Krki
Cerklje ob Krki
was in the 1930s, where a grass runway created an auxiliary airfield. The military authorities of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
decided to build an airport in the location due to technical data based on favorable weather and geographical conditions
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International Air Transport Association Airport Code
An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier,[1] is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal. The codes are published semiannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory.[2] IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway station codes, shared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as Amtrak, SNCF
SNCF
French Rail, and Deutsche Bahn, is available
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Karl Erjavec
Karl Viktor Erjavec (born 21 June 1960) is a Slovenian lawyer and politician who served in the government of Slovenia
Slovenia
as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2012. He has been the president of the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia since 2005. He was Minister of Defense from 2004 to 2008 and Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning from 2008 to 2010.Contents1 Early life and public servant 2 Political career 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and public servant[edit] Erjavec was born in Aiseau, Belgium, into a family of Slovene immigrants. He moved to Slovenia
Slovenia
in 1972, then SFR Yugoslavia, when the family returned home. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana
University of Ljubljana
in 1985 under the supervision of the renowned legal expert Rajko Pirnat
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Serbia
Coordinates: 44°N 21°E / 44°N 21°E / 44; 21Republic of Serbia Република Србија (Serbian) Republika Srbija  (Serbian)FlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Боже правде / Bože pravde" "God of Justice"Location of Serbia
Serbia
(green) and the disputed territory of Kosovo
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Messerschmitt Bf 109
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is a German World War II
World War II
fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.[2] The Bf 109 first saw operational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II in 1945.[2] It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear
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Ilyushin Il-2
The Ilyushin
Ilyushin
Il-2 (Cyrillic: Илью́шин Ил-2) Sturmovik[3] (Cyrillic: Штурмови́к, Šturmovík) was a ground-attack aircraft produced by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
in large numbers during the Second World War. With 36,183 units of the Il-2 produced during the war, and in combination with its successor, the Ilyushin
Ilyushin
Il-10, a total of 42,330[4] were built, making it the single most produced military aircraft design in aviation history, as well as one of the most produced piloted aircraft in history along with the American postwar civilian Cessna 172
Cessna 172
and the Soviet Union's own then-contemporary Polikarpov Po-2
Polikarpov Po-2
Kukuruznik multipurpose biplane. To Il-2 pilots, the aircraft was simply the diminutive "Ilyusha". To the soldiers on the ground, it was the "Hunchback", the "Flying Tank" or the "Flying Infantryman"
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P-47 Thunderbolt
The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
was a World War II
World War II
era fighter aircraft produced by the United States
United States
between 1941 and 1945. Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500 pounds (1,103 kg). When fully loaded the P-47 weighed up to eight tons (tonnes) making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war. The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine which was also used by two U.S. Navy fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat
Grumman F6F Hellcat
and the Vought F4U Corsair
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F-84 Thunderjet
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces
United States Army Air Forces
(USAAF) proposal for a "day fighter", the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948 U.S. Air Force review declared it unable to execute any aspect of its intended mission and considered canceling the program. The aircraft was not considered fully operational until the 1949 F-84D model and the design matured only with the definitive F-84G introduced in 1951
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Soko J-20 Kraguj
The Soko J-20 Kraguj
Soko J-20 Kraguj
(Sparrowhawk) is light military, single-engine, low-wing single-seat aircraft with a metal airframe, capable of performing close air support, counter insurgency (COIN), and reconnaissance missions, that was designed by VTI and manufactured by SOKO
SOKO
of Yugoslavia, first flown in 1962.Contents1 Design1.1 Armament2 Operation 3 Operators 4 Specifications (J-20) 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksDesign[edit] It is of classic semi-monocoque, metal structure with a slightly tapered wing. The pilot is accommodated in an enclosed, heated and ventilated cockpit with adjustable seats. The cockpit canopy slides backwards to open. The landing gear is non-retractable with a tail wheel
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Soko J-21 Jastreb
The Soko J-21 Jastreb
Soko J-21 Jastreb
(English: Hawk), referred to as the J-1 Jastreb in some sources, is a Yugoslav single-seat, single-engine, light attack aircraft, designed by the Aeronautical Technical Institute (ATI) and Vojnotehnički Institut Beograd (VTI), in Belgrade
Belgrade
and manufactured by SOKO
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Soko J-22 Orao
The Soko J-22 Orao
Soko J-22 Orao
(Serbian: Орао, lit. 'eagle') is a Yugoslav twin-engined, subsonic ground-attack and reconnaissance aircraft. It was designed as a single-seat main attack version or as a combat capable two-seat version for advanced flying and weapon training. It was developed as a joint Yugoslav-Romanian project in the 1970s for the air forces of both nations. It was built by SOKO
SOKO
in Yugoslavia and by Avioane Craiova
Avioane Craiova
as the IAR-93
IAR-93
Vultur in Romania.Contents1 Development 2 Design 3 Operational history 4 Variants 5 Operators 6 Specifications (J-22) 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksDevelopment[edit]Orao J-22 on display in 2012.On 20 May 1971, the governments of Romania and Yugoslavia signed an agreement for the formation of YuRom, a joint R&D venture. The program was headed by Dipl. Dr
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Ten-Day War
Slovenian victory[1][2]Brioni Accords Beginning of the Yugoslav WarsTerritorial changes Independence of Slovenia
Slovenia
from YugoslaviaBelligerents Yugoslavia Yugoslav People's Army Slovenia Slovenian Territorial Defence Slovenian PoliceCommanders and leaders Ante Marković[3] Veljko Kadijević Konrad Kolšek Andrija Rašeta Aleksandar Vasiljević Milan Aksentijević Milan Kučan Lojze Peterle Janez Slapar Janez Janša Igor BavčarStrength 22,300 personnel[4] 35,200 Slovenian Territorial Defence 10,000 police[4]
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Nacional (weekly)
Nacional is a Croatian weekly news magazine published in Zagreb. Founded in 1995 and owned by photographer and journalist Ivo Pukanić, Nacional quickly gained a reputation for tabloid-style reporting and articles critical of the conservative government led by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which was in power during the 1990s. During most of its existence its main rival was Globus published by Europapress Holding
Europapress Holding
(EPH). In 2000 Pukanić stepped down as editor-in-chief to oversee the launch of his short-lived daily Republika, which was meant to compete with EPH's Jutarnji list. Republika was launched in late 2000, only to fold in May 2001 due to low circulation
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Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian: Jugoslavija, Југославија; [juɡǒslaːʋija]) was a country in Southeastern and Central Europe
Central Europe
for most of the 20th century. It came into existence after World War I
World War I
in 1918[i] under the name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats
Croats
and Slovenes by the merger of the provisional State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs
State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs
(itself formed from territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire) with the formerly independent Kingdom of Serbia. The Serbian royal House of Karađorđević
House of Karađorđević
became the Yugoslav royal dynasty
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Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Jože Pučnik
Jože Pučnik
Airport (IATA: LJU, ICAO: LJLJ) (Slovene: Letališče Jožeta Pučnika Ljubljana), also known by its previous name Brnik Airport, is the international airport of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The airport is located near the village of Brnik, 24 km (15 mi) northwest[1] of Ljubljana
Ljubljana
and 9.5 km (5.9 mi) east of Kranj
Kranj
on the road between Kranj
Kranj
and Mengeš
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Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport
Maribor
Maribor
Edvard Rusjan
Edvard Rusjan
Airport (Slovene: Letališče Edvarda Rusjana Maribor) (IATA: MBX, ICAO: LJMB) is an international airport in Maribor, Slovenia. The second biggest and second most important Slovenian airport. At this location, the airport has been for sports purposes since 1953, and in 1976 it was complemented for international traffic. It is located in Hoče–Slivnica which is about 10 km (6.2 mi) south from Maribor.[1] In 2008 it was renamed after the Slovene pioneer aviator Edvard Rusjan. The oldest Slovene aeroclub: Letalski center Maribor
Maribor
also operates at the airport. In recent years this airport has become a pilot flight training centre for many European airlines
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