BIAF

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BIAF
Genre Air show
Frequency Biennial
Venue Krumovo Airbase
Country Bulgaria
Established 2007

BIAF (Bulgarian: БИАФ) stands for Bulgarian International Air Festival; (Български Международен Авиационен Фестивал / Balgarski Meschdunaroden Awiazionen Festiwal / Bulgarisches Internationales Luftfahrt Festival). It is an international airshow held on Krumovo Airbase, the military part of Plovdiv International Airport. It has been held every 2 years since 2007. The latest event was the 20th, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29 September and the 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6 October 2013.

BIAF 2011[edit]

The theme of this year's show was 100 Years of the Bulgarian Airforce

The show was divided into 3 section :

  • The Past : Albatros, Kaproni, Dar-1, Laz-7 and Ме-109.
  • The Present : Galeb, Swiss Air Force PC 7 Team, BGR AF heute
  • The Future : JAS 39 Grippen, Eurofighter Тyphoon and MiG-29OVT.

As usual several neighbouring and coalition countries took part in the show with their Airforces.

Dynamic display from:

  • Bulgarian Air Force – G 21, MiG 29A, PC9M, C 27J, Mi 17, Mi 24, Bell 206, AS 532AL, SU 25K
  • Swiss Air Force – PC 7 Team
  • Bulgarian Air Sport Ltd : Pitts – S2B LZ–AIR, Piper Dakota Turbo PA-28-201T
  • Bulgarian organization for flight education Ratan LZ-TSA – Sting 2000 RG; LZ-RSS – Sting 2000; LZ-HPM – Sting 2000
  • Romanian Air Force – IAR 99 SOIM
  • German Air Force – EF Typhoon
  • Russia, RSK MiG – МiG 29M ОVT

Static display from:

  • Bulgarian Air Force – Mi 17, C-27J, PC 9M, SU 25 UBK, AS 532AL, MiG 21, MiG 29 UB
  • Bulgarian Association of Light Aviation
  • Bulgarian Aeromodeling Federation
  • АК Galeb, Serbia – Galeb
  • Flying club “Hawks”, Romania
  • Swedish Air Force - Gripen JAS 39
  • Romanian Air Force – C 27J
  • Italian Air Force – EF Typhoon
  • Greek Air Force – Т 6
  • German Air Force – С160 Transall

Gold Sponsors[edit]

with their own pavilion

  • SAAB – Sweden
  • EADS / CASSIDIAN – Germany
  • Lockheed Martin – USA
  • Diehl Defence- Germany

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