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For transportation the 24.Vab uses three of these Mi-17s

René Sleegers

Bezmer (LBIA) 22 Air Base

RWY 11/29     POS 42°27'18"N 026°21'08"E     ELEV 509 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
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.

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.

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.

Boyan Georgiev

Plovdiv (LBPD) Krumovo, 24 Air Base

RWY 13/31     POS 42°04'04"N 024°51'03"E     ELEV 597 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
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.

René Sleegers

Twelve AS532ULs are in use with 2/24 Vertoletna Avio Eskadrila next to the Mi-17.

Boyan Georgiev

Sofia (LBSF) Vrazhdebna, 16 Transport Air Base

RWY 09/27     POS 42°41'43"N 023°24'22"E     ELEV 1742 ft

Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
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.

Boyan Georgiev

An-2 027 is the sole example of this venerable type in service.

Boyan Georgiev

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