Bulgarian MiG-29s, MiG-21s, Su-25s (and many more venerable types) at the Sofia Air Show

Earlier this month the Bulgarian Air Force celebrated its 102nd anniversary with an air show at Sofia, which included several interesting war planes.

The Air Show held at Sofia, Bulgaria, on Oct. 11, 2014, gave many visitors the opportunity to see many interesting, venerable Bulgarian Air Force planes at work.


The air show, which also featured Navy, Army and Military Police aircraft, included a static as well as a flying display.

Mig-29 takeoff single

Among the types that took part in the flying display, there was a MiG-29 Fulcrum jet that first performed a “Cobra maneuver” and then engaged another aircraft of the same type in a mock aerial dogfight (here’s the footage filmed from aboard the plane); Su-25 Frogfoot attack aircraft, MiG-21 Fishbed, L-39 Albatros and C-27J Spartan.


Photographer Alberto Celsan attended the air show and took the interesting photographs you can see in this post.



Mig-29 takeoff

Su-25 taxi

Mig-29 drag chute

Image credit: Alberto Celsan

About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.