May 15th, 2023 - Last flight of the MiG 21 LanceR at Baza 71 Aeriană "General Emanoil Ionescu"
, Forţele Aeriene Române
After 61 years of faithful service for the Romanian Air Force in various variants, the MiG 21 has ceased operations.
We are happy to have been able to document part of its history and for participating at the retirement ceremony hosted by Baza 71 Aeriană "General Emanoil Ionescu"
, the place where we befriended and spent the most time together with the MiG and its people.
We thank everyone who made it possible for us to document a small part of this plane's history in Romania and that along all these years, toghether with all the people in the Romanian Air Force, we were able to publish unique images with this legendary airplane.
Photos: Adrian Virusu
Graphic: Bogdan Pop