Watch this cool video of a Bulgarian Su-25 Frogfoot during a head-on low passage

This may be the point of view of the target….

Shot by photographer Anton Balakchiev during the recent Thracian Thunder 2016 exercise, this short but rather interesting video shows a Bulgarian Air Force Su-25 Frogfoot performing a low passage over a hill where photographers had gathered to shot the aircraft flying low level missions.

Among the aircraft taking part to the drills (and photographed from the hill) also twelve U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 74th EFS (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron) and deployed to Graf Ignatievo airbase, Bulgaria, as part of the European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

It was the very first time the two most famous CAS (Close Air Support) platform of the Cold War worked together.

During their deployment, not only did the Moody Air Force Base’s Warthogs have the chance to train in CAS (Close Air Support), CSAR (Combat SAR) missions, operating even from austere landing strips, but they also had the opportunity to train with the Bulgarian Air Force.


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.