Graf Ignatievo 2007Back to Country
Date: 1 June 2007
Made by: Scramble
Static/flightline (* = also flying): 27, 29* MiG-21UM 3 IAB 114 MiG-21bis 3 IAB 119, 243*, 392, 427 MiG-21bis(SAU) 3 IAB 12*, 33* MiG-29UB 3 IAB 15*, 18*, 22, 24* MiG-29 3 IAB TZ-404 Mi-24D Mali AF Preserved: 26 An-2 85 L-29 199 MiG-15UTI 56 MiG-17F - MiG-19P as "96" 4 MiG-19S 66 MiG-21PFM 63 MiG-23BN 42 Yak-23 as "51" A small open day was organised at Graf Ignatievo to celebrate the annual Bulgarian ‘Children’s Day’. The static contained just three aircraft (a MiG-21bis, MiG-21UM and MiG-29), but the flying display was a bit better with a MiG-21bis, MiG-21UM and MiG-29UB in the first wave and three MiG-29s and MiG-29UB in the second. All aircraft used the taxi-track in front of the public, so that was good for the photographers. The flying consisted of some touch-and-goes and a dogfight between two MiG-29s at high altitude. The Bulgarian aircraft were already enough reason to pay a visit to this small open day, but the show also had a very nice extra surprise: a Mi-24 of Mali. This chopper was moved out of one of the maintenance hangars and made a few engine runs, probably for a predelivery inspection.