Air International 2017-01
A.Mladenov, K.Grozev - Carpathian Vipers /Military/
The first six F-16s arrived in Romania with only nine pilots trained on the type in Portugal. More pilots will be converted to the type locally using a mix of FAR and Forca Aerea Portuguesa instructors.
A Romanian F-16 pilot after the ferry flight from Monte Real Air Base in Portugal to Borcea-Fetesti.
All six FAR F-16s ready to depart Monte Real Air Base on September 29, 2016 for Borcea-Fetesti in south-east Romania.
F-16AM 1608 and F-16BM 1610 in formation with LanceR C6807. The ageing MiG-21F upgraded with Israeli avionics in the late 1990s and early 2000s is set to remain in service until 2020.