10 July 2018

The ex MIG 21 LanceR chief-pilot, Florin Rotaru, was promoted (post-mortem) to colonel rank

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The ex MIG 21 LanceR chief-pilot, Florin Rotaru, was promoted (post-mortem) to colonel rank, through a decree given by the Minister of National Defence

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[ Romanian Version HERE ]   Colonel (post-mortem), Florin Rotaru, who died during an airshow at the 86 Borcea Airbase, was a chief-pilot at the 861 Escadrille Fight Air Force of 86 Air Base in Fetesti.  Rotaru was a first class pilot, with 400 actives aircraft hours and around 250 on MIG 21. He graduated Air Force Academy “Henri Coanda” in 2005. The officer was married and had two kids. In all the military detachments in the country were organized, on 9 th [...]

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