I left the party application on the bedside table and went on vacation
František Vít was born on December 7, 1943 in Smiřice nad Labem. He started going to school in 1949 and in the same year he also managed to join the scout troop. He also remembers the currency reform from his childhood. He was fascinated by airplanes and flying from an early age; he often went to see the Liberec airport, where he later helped out and also flew for the first time. Thanks to this, he got to study aircraft mechanics in Košice while serving in the army. Although he was already a corporal after a year, his career progress soon stopped. He refused to join the Communist Party and remained in the army even after completing his mandatory military service. In 1968 he was already a professional soldier at the airport in Hradec Králové. He was on vacation in mid-August, so he did not experience the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops directly at the airport. Nevertheless, it was the impulse for him to decide to leave the army. Since September 1968, he started working in the construction industry. As shortly before the Velvet Revolution, the possibilities for freeing up business opened up very slowly, he took advantage of it and from May 1989 he made a living as a private entrepreneur.