The MiG-29 is a twin-engine supersonic fourth generation air superiority jet fighter developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970’s. The aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983 and still is in use with them as well as equipping over twenty four other countries over the years. The NATO designation for the MiG-29 is Fulcrum and it was designed to counter the American F-16 and F-18. The MiG-29 was first seen in the West in 1986. The MiG-29 (9-13) is designated the Fulcrum C.
Slovak Air Force (Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic since 2002) MiG-29A Fulcrum was manufactured in late 1994 c/n 296053606 and delivered to the air force 1st Squadron at Sliač in January 1995 as 6829. MiG-29A 6829 was painted in a special tiger scheme to be the 2002 air show demonstrator. On June 8th and 9th 2002 the aircraft performed at the Slovak 5th International Air Display. On November 6, 2002 6829 was involved in a mid-air collision with MiG-29 6930 destroying both aircraft and killing one pilot.