Skip to main content

NATO Tiger Meet 2021 is Over

Closing Ceremony during NTM2021 (photo by Ulrich Metternich)

With the lowering of the flags on Thursday May 13th in the evening, and awarding the trophies so ends NATO Tiger Meet 2021.

Originally planed to take place in 2020, but postponed until 2021 due to Covid, The Tiger Association proved to be very flexible in a times of global restrictions.

The list of participants was smaller than first we are used to from the past meets, but that didn't mean that the training value was less! with 2 firsts (Night OPS and a full mission on Saturday) for a NATO Tiger Meet, new goals have been set.

During Trophy Night 12 Gruppo of the Italian AF won the Silver Tiger trophy, and the award for best tiger dress, while the host 301 'Jaguares' received the award for best OPS and the best looking tiger (in this case a Jaguar) painted Aircraft.
The Tiger Games, and Skit night did not take place, so no trophies where awarded in these categories.

The Special Tiger Spirit Award was awarded to Katsuhiko Tokunaga, the aerial photographer, who has been photographing tiger meets for the NATO Tiger Association sinds 2012.

well deserved congratulations to all trophy winners!

Katsuhiko Tokunaga received the Special Tiger Spirit Award during NTM2021 (photo by Ulrich Metternich)