Zoran Radosavljevic was born on February 26th, 1965. in Pristina. Since his father Svetozar was a military officer in the Yugoslav National Army, and because the service needs often changed residence, Zoran often moved, together with his mother Radojka and sister Snezana. He spent his childhood around the old Yugoslavia, via Skoplje, Krusevac to Belgrade. He finished elementary school “Starina Novak” in Belgrade. As a child, he dreamed of being a pilot, and a little bit later discovered the magic of sailing. Mischievous and friendly, but obedient and respectful. Sometimes they were confused whith his commitment to the school.

He enrolled in the Military High School and then at the Air Force Academy. He was a brilliant student. He graduated from the Military Academy and the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering. He received his master degree on the subject of satellite navigation. He was educated in the Air Force general secondary military school “Marshal Tito” in Mostar, and the Air Force Academy in Pula and Zadar. Upon completion of the military academy, a career as military pilot begins in Belgrade in 1986 as a fighter pilot in the plane MiG 21. In 1992 he was promoted to the rank of captain first class. Then acquires the first combat experience of the MiG 21. That same year, Zoran ends the retraining on the MIG-29 and became the youngest pilot in the squadron of MiG 29 Yugoslav Air Force. He enrolled in 1996. postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade. He received his MA in June 1998. and became one of the leading experts in our country in the field of satellite navigation. That 1999. was preparing his doctorate and was in constant contact with their mentors. Preparing a doctorate in the field of GPS devices, which was much ahead of his time almost a decade ago – so much, so that it was not known who will interrogate him. In this faculty since 1999. annual award which bears his name, is given to the best student of the air traffic .

 

He was a passionate sailor and fighter pilot of the elite 127th Squadron of Yugoslav Air Force, who lost his life while protecting the airspace of his homeland on 26th March 1999. He was 34 years old, and was the youngest pilot of the Yugoslav Army who laid down his life on altar pf homeland. He was posthumously awarded with Medal for bravery and promoted by edict of his commander. Medal for bravery obtained in the war is much brighter than if it is obtained in peacetime. Still brighter if it is awarded posthumously. Main Street in Batajnica today proudly bears the name of Major Zoran Radosavljevic.