Evenimentul a avut loc in data de 21 decembrie 1985 iar mansa prototipului S-001 se afla locotenent colonelul Vagner Stefanel. Doi ani mai tarziu, aparatul intra in productia de serie.
IAR-99 este primul avion cu reactie proiectat si construit integral in Romania. Proiectul a fost demarat in 1975 iar pana in prezent au fost fabricate 20 de aparate.Saturday, December 21, we celebrate 28 years since the first flight of IAR-99 trainer jet.
The event took place on December 21 1985 with Lieutenant Colonel Vagner Stefanel on S-001 prototype controls. Two years later, the jet enters into series production.
IAR-99 is the first jet airplane designed and built entirely in Romania. The project started in 1975 and so far 20 trainers were manufactured.