Croatian Air Force trainers
Martin Scharenborg and Ramon Wenink flew with the Croatian Air Force’s Fixed-Wing Squadron at Zadar-Zemunik to report on its wide variety of tasks and the challenges it is currently facing.
It is a busy morning at the 93. zrakoplovna baza (93.ZB, 93rd Air Base) at Zadar-Zemunik. As a commercial Boeing 737 awaits its air traffic control clearance for a flight to Frankfurt, a handful of Zlin 242Ls and PC-9Ms queue up before entering Zadar’s active runway after the low-level departure of a Hrvatsko ratno zrakoplovstvo (HRZ, Croatian Air Force) Bell 206 helicopter. It’s the daily routine for the air arm’s training centre.