Ro AF 71st Air Base

Ro AF 71st Air Base

Airfield information
IATA: - – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Câmpia Turzii
Elevation AMSL 1,065 ft / 324 m
Coordinates 46°30′12″N 023°53′07″E / 46.50333°N 23.88528°E / 46.50333; 23.88528Coordinates: 46°30′12″N 023°53′07″E / 46.50333°N 23.88528°E / 46.50333; 23.88528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 8,202 2,500 Asphalt

The Romanian Air Force 71st Air Base (Baza 71 Aeriană) is located near the town of Câmpia Turzii, in Cluj County. The 71st Airbase was founded on 1 June 2002, according to the Romanian Armed Forces reorganization program.

Since its foundation, the unit has become one of the best units of the Air Force thanks to the pilots' proficiency in carrying out flight missions, day and night and all-weather, and to the responsibility of the logistic support personnel.

In January 2001, the unit received the first MIG-21 LanceR fighter planes, and the pilots started the transition to the new model.

The base is home to the 711st, 712nd Fighter squadrons, operating MiG-21 LanceRs and to the 713rd, 714th Helicopter squadrons, operating IAR-330s.

Read more about Ro AF 71st Air Base:  History, 2007 Baltic Air Policing, 2008 Bucharest Summit, Gallery

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