59 (CF) F-THCF. What an amazing sight and sound, the big Mirage is lifting off from RWY 27 in full afterburner. Once a nuclear bomber, now a recce plane, the sleek and elegant aircraft will soon be retired from service. The Mirage IVP made significant contributions to the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia in the spring of 1999. These machines performed high altitude, high speed overflights of Yugoslavian territory, observing about 20 targets on a mission.