Zoran Modli (Serbian Cyrillic: Зоран Модли) (born April 22, 1948 in Zemun, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian journalist, radio disc jockey and aviator. He was one of the most popular Yugoslav radio personalities, running one of the most notable radio shows of the early 1980s in Yugoslavia, Ventilator 202. This show became best known for publishing the first demo recordings of some bands that were yet to become very popular all across Yugoslavia, such as EKV, Partibrejkers, Rex Ilusivii and many others. Modli left the show in 1987.
Later, Modli has been running a successful radio show Modulacije in the 1990s, and since 2000, he has been running ZAIR (Zakon akcije i reakcije), a radio show about the new technologies, that is broadcast on numerous Serbian radio stations. His career is also very versatile, since he has also been a professional pilot, writer, author of numerous commercials and an expert in the fields of technical innovations and computer science.
Modli used to be a professional pilot for over 30 years. He has spent the first 20 years in the state-owned Jat Airways, piloting a Boeing 727, and then he moved to a private airlines company Prince Aviation. On 15 July 2010, Modli survived a landing accident at the Bol Airport in Croatia, piloting a Cessna Citation II, when the plane ran off the runway and caught fire. All the passengers survived without injuries, but Modli lost his job, as he admitted he had made a mistake performing the landing procedures.
Modli currently resides in Belgrade, where he still runs ZAIR and maintains a personal website www.modli.rs, that was proclaimed one of the best 50 in Serbia in 2001, 2003 and 2004 by a professional computer magazine PC Press.
- Official site (Serbian)
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