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    [SIZE=4]Mig-23 Tribute:[/SIZE]

































    A total of 90 MiG-23s in 6 variants where in Bulgarian service from 1976 to their withdrawal in 2002:

    33 MiG-23BN
    12 MiG-23MF
    1 MiG-23ML
    8 MiG-23MLA
    21 MiG-23MLD
    and 15 MiG-23UB

    Nowadays you can see Bulgarian Mig-23 in numerous Air Museums in Bulgaria and also in The "Cold War Air Museum" outside Dallas, Texas.



    [*******Gray]Photos by: Alexander Mladenov, "Krile" magazine archive and other anonymous photographers.[/COLOR]

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    Прекрасен самолет, ангел в небето!
    Great airplane, angle of the sky!
    Last edited by Valentin_bg; 06-26-2009 at 02:59 AM.

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    Helicopter fleet summer operations:


















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    [SIZE=4]In-flight photos by Captain Liubomir Slavov:[/SIZE]










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    Excellent miG-23 photos, thank you.

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    Out of this world aerial photography by John Dibbs:


















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    Footage from a mock dogfight between two Bulgarian Airforce pilots - Colonel Rumen Radev and Viktor Hristov, both flying in Mig-29:


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    Helicopter Fleet:
































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    The Bulgarian Air Force in some type of:


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    ^ this photos are from BIAF '2009. I was there and saw a great show and lots of static display.

    BuAF Mig-29 is the cover star of this month's Air Forces Monthly magazine:



    You can check some of photos done by the magazine photographer - John Dibbs few posts back.
    Here are some latest photos of the 29:



















    And a video from an exercise:


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    Since there is a lack of quality recent photos I decided to post some pre-1989 stuff:

























    ^ they had very fancy helmets those days...

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    Dolna Mitropolia training Airbase ( Pilatus PC-9M / L39 Albatros )











    Paratroop exercises with L-410 Turbolet




    source : krilebg.net
    Last edited by Xwing; 01-27-2010 at 11:42 AM.

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    Thx for the wonderful pictures!!!

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    Cheers! Bruce ****inson guest at Graf Ignatievo airbase, June 2007

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    [IMG]http://i47.*******.com/280m8hsdotjpg[/IMG]





    :rock:
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    [IMG]http://i50.*******.com/33csxtxdotjpg[/IMG]

    Exhibitions and exercises of Bulgarian air force scheduled for 2010:

    - Bulgarian-US annual exercise Thracian spring 2010 , Turning point 2010 Air force and NRF forces exercise in April
    - Brave Heart North’ 2010 - Bilateral exercise of Bulgarian and Greek AForces
    - squadron and basic training of the air force
    - exercises with Naval forces including annual Breeze - July;
    - taking part with BG-US bilateral ground forces exercise at Novo Selo field ,Sept.-Oct.;
    - Flights with USAFE F-16 and F-15 squadrons - Oct.-Nov.
    - air festival at Dolna Mitropolia airbase - May;
    - 2x Su-25 and a C-27J Spartan on display at Kecskemet airshow(Hungary)
    - MiG29 on stand exhibition Tanagra airbase (Greece) - September;
    - combat and experimental flights at Shabla training field along with air defense units - September.

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