Armed Forces Overviews
Bulgaria Air Force
Bulgaria Air Force
Bulgarski Voenno Vzdushni Sili
For transportation the 24.Vab uses three of these Mi-17s
Photo: René Sleegers
Bezmer (LBIA)
22 Air Base
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 42°27'18"N 026°21'08"E
Elev: 509 ft
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22 Shturmova Aviacionna Basa (22.ShtAB)

1/22 Shturmova Avio Eskadrila Su-25K
Only a handful of Su-25s are servicable like this SU-25UBK 017.
Photo: Boyan Georgiev
Dolna Mitropolia (LBPL)
12 Air Base
Rwy: 10L/28R, 10R/28L
Pos: 43°27'06"N 024°30'11"E
Elev: 330 ft
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Utchebna Avio Eskadrila L-39 L-39ZA

Utchebna Avio Eskadrila PC9 PC-9M

Technical School various GI airframes
L-39ZA 203 is coming in for landing at its home-base.
Photo: Boyan Georgiev
Graf Ignatievo (LBPG)
3 Air Base
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 42°17'27"N 024°42'51"E
Elev: 643 ft
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3 Iztrebitelna Aviacionna Basa (3.IAB)

1/3 Iztrebitelna Avio Eskadrila MiG-29A
Bulgaria's parliament on June 8 2018 approved a plan to spend about $2 billion (1.6 billion euros) to purchase 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its aging Soviet-designed MiG-29s.
Photo: Boyan Georgiev
Plovdiv (LBPD)
Krumovo, 24 Air Base
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 42°04'04"N 024°51'03"E
Elev: 597 ft
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24 Vertoletna Aviacionna Basa (24.VAB)

1/24 Vertoletna Avio Eskadrila Mi-24V

2/24 Vertoletna Avio Eskadrila Mi-17

Otdelna Uchebno Aviozveno Bell 206B-3
A total of four Mi-24s should be operational again within the BVVS.
Photo: René Sleegers
Twelve AS532ULs are in use with 2/24 Vertoletna Avio Eskadrila next to the Mi-17.
Photo: Boyan Georgiev
Sofia (LBSF)
Vrazhdebna, 16 Transport Air Base
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 42°41'43"N 023°24'22"E
Elev: 1742 ft
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16 Transportna Aviacionna Basa (16.TrAB)

1/16 Transportna Avio Eskadrila An-30 (awaiting overhaul)
Korpus Protivovazdushna Otbrana (Air Defence Corps)

KPO HQ Flight An-2
Ministerstvo na Vatreshnite Raboty

Praviteltven Aviootryad 28 A319-112
Falcon 2000

Aviootyad28 is the government flying agency.
Three C-27Js have replaced the older Russian tranport types.
Photo: Boyan Georgiev
An-2 027 is the sole example of this venerable type in service.
Photo: Boyan Georgiev
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