Radom Air Show 2017 – MiG Magic!

Seeing active service Mikoyan Gurevich fighters in flight has always been on my aviation wishlist. The Radom Air Show 2017 in Poland has made a dream come true with plenty of MiG magic in the form of Polish Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C jet fighters (the LanceR was upgraded in Israel and Romania with new avionics, radar and weapons systems, enabling it to deploy a range of Russian and western weapons. The LanceR C is the air combat variant).

Opening Flypast

A formation pass of Polish Air Force MiG-29's as part of the opening ceremony mass aircraft flypast at the Radom Air Show 2017!
A formation pass of Polish Air Force MiG-29’s as part of the opening ceremony mass aircraft flypast at the Radom Air Show 2017!
A formation pass of Polish Air Force MiG-29's as part of the opening ceremony mass aircraft flypast at the Radom Air Show 2017!
A formation pass of Polish Air Force MiG-29’s as part of the opening ceremony mass aircraft flypast at the Radom Air Show 2017!

Static Displays

Commemorative Polish Air Force MiG-29UB two seat combat trainer - Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative Polish Air Force MiG-29UB two seat combat trainer – Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative Polish Air Force MiG-29UB two seat combat trainer - Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative Polish Air Force MiG-29UB two seat combat trainer – Radom Air Show 2017
Polish AF MiG-29UB Stanislaw Skalski
The tail artwork on the MiG-29UB is of Polish Air Force Brigadier General Stanisław Skalski DSO DFC (November 27th, 1915 – November 12th, 2004) – a Polish fighter ace during World War Two, he flew with Polish Air Force and Polish RAF squadrons – he was the top Polish fighter ace of the war with an official tally of 18 1/2 victories and two probable. He is said to have personally claimed 22 1/2 victories.
The tail artwork on the MiG-29UB is of Polish Air Force Brigadier General Stanisław Skalski DSO DFC (November 27th, 1915 – November 12th, 2004) - a Polish fighter ace during World War Two, he flew with Polish Air Force and Polish RAF squadrons - he was the top Polish fighter ace of the war with an official tally of 18 1/2 victories and two probable. He is said to have personally claimed 22 1/2 victories.
The tail artwork on the MiG-29UB is of Polish Air Force Brigadier General Stanisław Skalski DSO DFC (November 27th, 1915 – November 12th, 2004) – a Polish fighter ace during World War Two, he flew with Polish Air Force and Polish RAF squadrons – he was the top Polish fighter ace of the war with an official tally of 18 1/2 victories and two probable. He is said to have personally claimed 22 1/2 victories.
Commemorative Polish Air Force MiG-29UB two seat combat trainer - Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative Polish MiG-29UB at the Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative Polish Air Force MiG-29UB two seat combat trainer - Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative Polish MiG-29UB at the Radom Air Show 2017
The other side of the MiG-29UB tail art shows Stanislaw Skalski DSO DFC in his World War Two days
The other side of the MiG-29UB tail art shows Stanislaw Skalski DSO DFC in his World War Two days
The other side of the MiG-29UB tail art shows Stanislaw Skalski DSO DFC in his World War Two days Radom Air Show 2017 Poland
The other side of the MiG-29UB tail art shows Stanislaw Skalski DSO DFC in his World War Two days
Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C Radom Air Show 2017 Poland
Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C – Radom Air Show 2017 – The LanceR upgrade with a new radar, avionics and weapons systems was completed in Israel and Romania
I really like the camo schemes in the Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C - Radom Air Show 2017
I really like the camo schemes in the Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C – Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C - Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C – Radom Air Show 2017

Flying Displays

These Soviet designed Cold War era fighters were great to see. The MiG-29’s were as loud, fast, maneuverable and smokey as I could have hoped for and the MiG-21 LanceR impressed with fast and low passes along the crowdline! Great displays!

Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C top pass Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C top pass – Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C dirty barrel roll - Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C barrel roll – Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C dirty barrel roll - Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C dirty barrel roll – Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-21 LanceR C Sunday flying - Radom Air Show 2017 Poland
MiG-21 LanceR C Sunday flying – Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C landing with the breaking parachute deployed - Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C landing with the breaking parachute deployed – Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C taxiing - Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian Air Force MiG-21 LanceR C taxiing – Radom Air Show 2017
Romanian MiG-21 Radom Air Show 2017 Poland
A great Sunday performance by the Romanian Air Force pilot!
Wheels up! Polish Air Force MiG-2) Fulcrum takes-off at Radom 2017
Wheels up! Polish Air Force MiG-2) Fulcrum takes-off at Radom 2017
Polish Air Force MiG-29 Radom Air Show 2017
Smookey and loud! Classic MiG-29
Polish Air Force MiG-29 Radom Air Show 2017 Poland
Polish Air Force MiG-29 putting on a fine display at the Radom Air Show 2017
Polish Air Force MiG-29 at the Radom Air Show 2017
Smokey fun – Polish Air Force MiG-29 at the Radom Air Show 2017
Smokey Tiger Team! MiG-29 & XA-41 Radom Air Show 2017 Polish Air Force
Smokey Tiger Team! MiG-29 & XA-41 – Radom Air Show 2017
Polish MiG-29 & XA-41 - Radom Air Show 2017
The Chase is on! MiG-29 & XA-41 – Radom Air Show 2017
Chase is on! MiG-29 & XA-41 - Radom Air Show 2017
The chase is on! MiG-29 & XA-41 – Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-29 undercarriage down, afterburner on - Russian made - Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-29 undercarriage down, afterburner on – Russian made – Radom Air Show 2017
Side by side. MiG-29 & XA-41 - Radom Air Show 2017
Side by side. MiG-29 & XA-41 – Radom Air Show 2017
Cross over MiG-29 & XA-41 - Radom Air Show 2017
Cross over!
Polish MiG-29 and stunt plane on the Sunday of the Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-29 and stunt plane on the Sunday of the Radom Air Show 2017
Beast from the East! Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum at Radom Air Show 2017
Beast from the East! Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum at Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-29 flare release Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-29 flare release
MiG-29 breaking parachute deployed following landing at Radom Air Show 2017
MiG-29 breaking parachute deployed following landing at Radom
Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum taxiing past the crowdline following a fine flying demo at the Radom Air Show 2017
Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fulcrum taxiing past the crowdline following a fine flying demo at the Radom Air Show 2017
Salute! Polish Air Force MiG-29 pilot after his fine performance at the Radom Air Show 2017
Salute! Polish Air Force MiG-29 pilot after his fine performance at the Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative MiG-29 tail - Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (1917-1944), a World War Two Polish fighter pilot, also known as "Dziubek" he was the third highest scoring Polish fighter ace, with 16.5 confirmed and one probable air to air victories - Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative MiG-29 tail – Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (1917-1944), a World War Two Polish fighter pilot, also known as “Dziubek” he was the third highest scoring Polish fighter ace, with 16.5 confirmed and one probable air to air victories – Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative MiG-29 tail - Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (1917-1944), a World War Two Polish fighter pilot, also known as "Dziubek" he was the third highest scoring Polish fighter ace, with 16.5 confirmed and one probable air to air victories - Radom Air Show 2017
Commemorative MiG-29 tail – Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (1917-1944), a World War Two Polish fighter pilot, also known as “Dziubek” he was the third highest scoring Polish fighter ace, with 16.5 confirmed and one probable air to air victories – Radom Air Show 2017

I have serious MiG fever! Luckily this will not be the last time I see MiG’s fly this European air show season…

Polish Air Force MiG-29UB Radom Air Show 2017
Living the MiG dream!
Sunset Dutch F-16 Rolmanian MiG-21 Radom Air Show 2017
The end of a great Radom Air Show 2017
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