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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 4:57pm

Bases of the Bulgarian Air Force

[SIZE=3]Overview:[/SIZE]
To follow

[SIZE=3]Base Listing:[/SIZE]
Sofia Air Defense Command
- Dobroslavtsi
- Bozhurishte
- Vrazhdebna
Rhodope Air Defense Command
- Graf Ignatievo
- Rupite
- Krumovo
Western Danube Air Defense Command
- Yakimovo
- Petrevene
Eastern Danube Air Defense Command
- Loznitsa
- Shtraklevo
Maritsa Air Defense Command
- Bezmer
- Uzundzhovo
- Sarafovo
Black Sea Air Defense Command
- Balchik



Naval Air Bases
- Lake Chaika
- Bourgas

Only paved facilities are listed. All the fighter orlyaks have grass-covered "scatter fields" as secondary bases in the event their primary bases are knocked out by enemy action or similarly made useless.

[SIZE=3]Map:[/SIZE]

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 4:57pm

[SIZE=3]Dobroslavtsi Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Sofia
Location: North of Sofia
Runway Length: 1,000 meters
Surface: Asphalt runway with grass apron
Facilities: N/A
Notes: None

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 4:58pm

[SIZE=3]Bozhurishte Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Sofia
Location: Northwest of Sofia
Runway Length: 800 meters
Surface: Asphalt runway with grass apron
Facilities: Bozhurishte Military Flying School, Maintenance Shops, Sofia ADC headquarters.
Notes: First Bulgarian Air Force base constructed; almost all active VNVV units trace their lineage to creation at Bozhurishte.

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 4:59pm

[SIZE=3]Vrazhdebna Air Base / City of Sofia Civil Airport:[/SIZE]
Command: Sofia
Location: East of Sofia
Runway Length: 1 runway 2,000 meters, 1 runway 900 meters
Surface: Concrete
Facilities: DAR aircraft factory; maintenance shops, earthen revetments for aircraft protection, covered maintenance sheds
Notes: Doubles as main airport for city of Sofia.

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 4:59pm

[SIZE=3]Graf Ignatievo Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Maritsa
Location: North of Plovdiv
Runway Length: 1,800 meters, site is capable of expansion
Surface: Concrete runway, grass apron
Facilities: Maintenance shops; ADC headquarters for Maritsa region, Graf Ignatievo Military Flying School, covered earthen revetments
Notes: Doubles as main airport for city of Plovdiv. Originally built by the Germans for the Great War for basing zeppelins.

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:00pm

[SIZE=3]Shtraklevo Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Eastern
Location: Rousse, Bulgaria
Runway Length: 1,100 meters, site is capable of expansion to 2,500 meters
Surface: Asphalt
Facilities: Maintenance shops
Notes: Doubles as main airport for city of Rousse.

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:00pm

[SIZE=3]Bezmer Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Eastern
Location: Near Yambol
Runway Length: 1,900 meters, site is capable of expansion to 2,400 meters
Surface: Concrete
Facilities: Maintenance shops, headquarters of Strike Aviation Brigade
Notes: None

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:18pm

[SIZE=3]Rupite Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Maritsa
Location: North of Petrich near the village of Rupte
Runway Length: 890 meters, site is capable of expansion to 2,500 meters
Surface: Tarmacadam with grass apron
Facilities: Not much
Notes: None

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:22pm

[SIZE=3]Yakimovo Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Western Danube
Location: 22 kilometers south of Lom
Runway Length: 750 meters
Surface: Asphalt with grass apron
Facilities: Earthen revetments and maintenance shop.
Notes: None

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:25pm

[SIZE=3]Krumovo Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Maritsa
Location: South of Plovdiv
Runway Length: 1,300 meters, site is capable of expansion to 2,500 meters
Surface: Concrete with grass apron
Facilities: Earthen revetments, maintenance shops
Notes: None

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:29pm

[SIZE=3]Petrevene Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Western Danube
Location: 46 kilometers west of Lovech
Runway Length: 750 meters
Surface: Tarmacadam runway with tarmacadam apron
Facilities: Sparse
Notes: Smallest Bulgarian air base with paved airstrip

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:32pm

[SIZE=3]Loznitsa Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Eastern
Location: Southeast of Razgrad
Runway Length: 1,120 meters
Surface: Concrete runway with concrete apron
Facilities: Earthen revetments, covered maintenance shops
Notes: One of the most modern air bases in Bulgaria

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:40pm

[SIZE=3]Balchik Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Black Sea
Location: East of town of Balchik, 30 kilometers northeast of Varna
Runway Length: 1,800 meters
Surface: Concrete runway with concrete apron
Facilities: Earthen revetments, covered concrete revetments, Black Sea ADC headquarters, maintenance facilities
Notes: Comprehensively reconstructed in 1938. Airstrip and apron is highly recognizable due to the concrete being poured in interlocking hexagons

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:45pm

[SIZE=3]Uzundzhovo Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Eastern
Location: North of Haskovo
Runway Length: 1,100 meters
Surface: Concrete
Facilities: Maintenance shops, etc
Notes: None

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 5:45pm

[SIZE=3]Sarafovo Air Base:[/SIZE]
Command: Eastern
Location: Near Bourgas
Runway Length: 1,100 meters
Surface: Tarmacadam runway with grass apron
Facilities: Maintenance shops, etc
Notes: Doubles as civil airport for Bourgas.

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 6:32pm

[SIZE=3]Lake Chaika Naval Aerodrome:[/SIZE]
Command: Bulgarian Naval Aviation
Location: Lake Chaika, outside Varna
Runway Length: Not applicable
Surface: Water
Facilities: Seaplane ramp, covered maintenance shed
Notes: Main seaplane base for Bulgarian Naval Aviation Wing.

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Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 6:37pm

[SIZE=3]Bourgas Naval Aerodrome:[/SIZE]
Command: Bulgarian Naval Aviation
Location: South of Bourgas on Vaya Lake
Runway Length: Not applicable
Surface: Water
Facilities: Seaplane ramp, covered maintenance shed
Notes: Secondary seaplane base for Bulgarian Naval Aviation Wing.