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 Serbian Air Force Day Batajnica 2008

On August 2 on the occasion of Serbian Air Force Day an open day with air display was held at Batajnica air base.

Official programme was opened by a guard of honour marching in.


The entire leadership of Serbian armed forces was at Batajnica, among minister of defence Dragan Sutanovac and Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Zdravko Ponos.


Minister Sutanovac inspects a MiG-21bis in static display.


17407 is one of two MiG-21bis modified to carry LORAP reconnaissance system.


In the course of the event 30th anniversary of Super Galeb G-4's maiden flight was commemorated. On this occasion three of these aircraft were shown in static display: one with lineup of armament ...


... one target-towing aircraft and ...


... the well known 23736 in special colour scheme.


In new colours an An-26 ...


... and a Yak-40 appeared, which were just overhauled in Ukraine and Belarus respectively.


Two Mi-24 once operated by the ministry of internal affairs are due to be overhauled and will be operated by the air force.


Flying display was opened by parajumpers with flags.


This Gazelle showed aerobatics,


... a Mi-8 gave a fire fighting demonstration.


Furthermore, a MiG-29, ...


... the Zvezde team and ...


... a unusual formation of Galeb G-2 and SOKO J-20 Kraguj were to be seen.


Orao 25207 was presented in this special colours for the fist time.


MiG-21bis 17163 is the only Serbian aircraft to receive this two-tone grey camouflage.


At the end of event each a MiG-29 single ...


... and twin seater were towed in front of the remaining spectators.


Numerous probably non-operational MiG-21 are stored at Batajnica and wait for overhaul.