In the 1992, after the collapse of the Yugoslavia,
started the organization of the Croatian Air Force. After the
civil war Serbian Army took away all the equipment or destroyed
it, so the Croatian had to rebuilt all the installation and
defense systems. The backbone of the Croatian Air Force consist
in MiG interceptor and Antonov cargo aircraft. The rotary wing
component is based on a Mil Helicopters.
Pleso AFB is one of the most important military installation
in Croatia, at 20 km from the center of Zagabria, the capital
of the country, it share the any installation with the Zagabria
Pleso AFB is the home of 1st Fighter Squadron that fly with
MiG-21 Bis interceptors. Its task is air defense due to the
caracteristic of the aircraft. All MiGs are maintaned in at
Pleso hangars. This AFB is also the home of a Antonov An-2 squadron.
Its tasks is recce and transport. Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters
and Mil Mi-8 troop transport helicopters has been deploied at
The Croatian Canadair CL-415 squadron, that is almost alway
deployed in military airfield near shores, are maintained and
serviced at Pleso AFB.
Thanks to Croatian Air Force Head Quarter and
specially thanks to all the Pleso AFB personnel for their kindness.