Not a single MiG was withdrawn from use but do a regular maintenance but Now do the savings only regular tasks of HRZ are in air, there are no more joy rides and anniversary flights are cut from the list of tasks.
Then why was it that last year at the armed forced day, a Mig that did a fly by, fell apart(not the whole aircraft)
If it did fall apart he would not land in normal order,You mean the media story with the farmer saw MiG fall apart and peaces fall in his field,but the army come and pick them up so they could not film that(like some Croatian Roswell crew)and then the story goes we need new fighters but we are poor how un fear bull.I did not say it did not have some sort of bumpy ride but hell that is to much; fell apart common?! Till HRZ figure out what it was they ground them not to flay over crowd,big dill.
This pic is from 2004 .Do You think that in just 6 years they can fly, and will fall apart even do they dont fly them so much at all?
I didn't make myself clear.
I said that mig29 burns more fuel than f16, so for more or less same money pilots can have more flight hours. Therefore I think it is nice opportunity for Croatian air force to have highly trained pilots that can perform tasks in NATO machines. I assume that upgrade from block 25 to 52 or even to f35 or any other similar gen. fighter jet construction won't be a big deal for this operators.
I visited plant that service mig29 engines here in Poland.
My heart cries when I read about Slav vs Slav, Croatian vs Serbian antagonism. It's unnecessary.
No **** sherlock, yes they could since they are well beyond their flying service, and the airframe is already old.
Fabrication?? whatever you say.
Last edited by Ivi; 09-06-2010 at 12:49 PM.
Here's some more photos, airforce and cadets during basic training.
The venerable Mi-8! The two oldest helicopters in CAF service, Mi-8T, still going strong, used for transport, MEDEVAC, firefighting... you name it!
Last edited by SATNIK; 09-09-2010 at 10:23 AM.
I can't make sense of the yellow lettering on the back of their helmets. Anyone have a clue?