ROAF 86 Airbase - Borcea Open Day

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dcm737
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ROAF 86 Airbase - Borcea Open Day

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On Saturday 14.10.2017 an open day event was organized on the 86th Romanian Air Force airbase - located close to the Danube in the middle of the Romanian plain called "Baragan", 120 km east of Bucharest. It is an iconic place for the Romanian military aviation, the airbase also called "Borcea" being the home of some of the most famous Romanian fighter pilots flying the Mig 21. In the past years the base has been heavily modified to house the first Romanian squadron of F16s - the 53 Warhawks, with a legacy starting during the Second World War when thy flew the Hurricane and Me 109. It was a good opportunity to see the F16 at its home and the flight schedule of 4 hours included most of the types in the RoAF, some civilian aircraft but also external guests - F16s from Portugal also flying out of Borcea and the Canadian CF18 flying out of Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase close to the Black Sea. The nice weather also helped a lot. Enjoy!

1. The flightline with Romanian and Portuguese F16s
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2. Bell 206 JetRanger
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3. IAR 330 Puma
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4. Extra 330 Romanian Airclub
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5. Extras Romanian Airclub
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6. RoAF C27 Spartan
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7. C27
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8. C27 low pass
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9. IAR 99 trainers
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10. IAR 99
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11. IAR 99
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12. IAR 99
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13. IAR 330
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14. IAR 330
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15. IAR316 Alouette III
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16. Mig 21 Lancer
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17. F16s RoAF
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18. Taxi to the runway
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19. F16 RoAF
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20. F16 RoAF
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21. F16 RoAF
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22. Mig 21s and RCAF CF18s
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23. CF18 touch and go
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24. CF18
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25. IAR330 Puma
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26. IAR330 Puma
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27. IAR330 and F16 tactical demo
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28. IAR330
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29. F16 RoAF
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30. F16 RoAF
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31. F16 RoAF
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32. Mig 21 RoAF
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33. Mig 21 RoAF
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34. Mig 21 RoAF
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35. Mig 21 RoAF
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36. Mig 21 low pass
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37. Mig 21
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38. Mig 21
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39. Mig 21 and CF18
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40. Portuguese F16
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41. RoAF F16
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42. RoAF F16
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43. RoAF F16
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44. RoAF F16
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45. RoAF F16 dedication pass
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46. RoAF F16
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47. RoAF F16
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48. RoAF F16
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49. RoAF F16 after landing
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50. Happy at the end of the show
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51. C27
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Re: ROAF 86 Airbase - Borcea Open Day

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Love the burning mig shot

Great collection

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Re: ROAF 86 Airbase - Borcea Open Day

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Really nice series of shots & well worth the visit! I think shot 34 is my favourite, mainly because that's an amazing steep climb within photographic range. Must've commenced it from quite a low altitude because the controls appear neutral? :shock:
Also of note is the RoAF only seem to have got 'one-free' Sniper Pod (seen on '1605') with their purchase of umpteen F-16's. :whistle:

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Re: ROAF 86 Airbase - Borcea Open Day

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HawkT1 wrote:Love the burning mig shot

Great collection


Thank you! The Mig is flown by Mr. Gica Stancu - the Romanian demo pilot; he is really good!

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Stagger2 wrote:Really nice series of shots & well worth the visit! I think shot 34 is my favourite, mainly because that's an amazing steep climb within photographic range. Must've commenced it from quite a low altitude because the controls appear neutral? :shock:
Also of note is the RoAF only seem to have got 'one-free' Sniper Pod (seen on '1605') with their purchase of umpteen F-16's. :whistle:


Ref the Mig climb - it was almost vertical...

Ref the Sniper - what do you get for free in aviation these days?? The correct formula is "an undisclosed number of Sniper pods".... Apparently it is the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP)... http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/p ... niper.html

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Great set and good to see something out of the ordinary. My votes go to 34 and 38 :clap:

Andy :smile:

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Blackbird wrote:Great set and good to see something out of the ordinary. My votes go to 34 and 38 :clap:

Andy :smile:


Thank you very much! :smile:

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