Seaplane Regatta MontAdria in Montenegro
After the opening ceremony, the crowd (modest, following all COVID-19 measures) moved to PM Yachting Club to enjoy the remaining program. Besides the hydroplanes show that was thrilling, we enjoyed the culture and music program which presented Montenegrin heritage in a valuable way, from the national dance and costume of Montenegro to Boka Bay tradition and heritage. In the end, it was all spiced up with sounds of a classic guitar played by Bobo Bogdanovic (@guitarisio), who is a guitar professor that treated us with some contemporary musical arrangements.
This regatta was organised with some main goals:
- Historical review and memory of the rich tradition and history in aviation and hydro aviation, which can be praised by a very small number of the most developed countries in the world, all to educate youth and citizens.
- Presentation of seaplanes in Montenegro for panoramic flights, transport of tourists within the country and connecting with regional hubs, aero-technical activities: search and rescue operations, evacuation of the injured, Yacht Catering and crew change on the high seas, Fly & Dive, forest fire aero-monitoring, monitoring of borders and water areas, aero-ecological monitoring within the National Parks and the Institute of Marine Biology, inspection control of the beach of the Marine Estate and vessels, etc.
- The revitalisation of traffic using amphibious hydro-aviation.
- Development of hydroplane-port infrastructure in conjunction with sports-tourist airports and their connection with regional centres and hubs.
Fun Fact: It has been 80 years since these hydroplanes last flew in the Montenegrin air space.