Posted in News on Dec 07, 2023
On this day, when we would have celebrated the birthday of our dear and respected honorary member George Vlaykov, we at the Aircrafts Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA Bulgaria) feel the sadness of his loss. This year, the sky took away from us not just a pilot, but a person whose presence left indelible marks in our community.
George was not just a member of AOPA; his passion for flying and his dedication to the improvement of the art of aviation and his unwavering determination to inspire and train the next generation of pilots have left a lasting imprint.
Today, as we remember him, we see...
Posted in News on Sep 24, 2023
From September 22nd to 24th, 2023, the Sixth Air Tour of Bulgaria was held under the slogans "Preserve the Airports in Bulgaria" and "In memory of the air defenders of the Motherland - 111 years since the death of the military pilot Hristo Toprakchiev". The tour passed through the airports of Dolna Mitropoliya, Ruse, Primorsko, Mustrak, and Ihtiman. Members of AOPA Bulgaria, the Association of Ultralight Aviation in Bulgaria, and the "Bulgarian Air Force" foundation gathered for the event.
Posted in News on Mar 09, 2023
It is with deep sorrow that AOPA Bulgaria members parted ways with its honorary member, pilot and friend. In a tragic accident in the area of Lesnovo Airport on March 8, we lost Georgi Vlaykov, who was one of the most experienced instructor who trained many of the personnel in today's Bulgarian aviation. Georgi held the position of Director Flight Operations at the Varna Aviation Detachment, a training center based at Lesnovo Airport. This was the only training center certified to conduct courses in aerobatic aviation with instructor Georgi Vlaikov and the Extra 200 aircraft, which, unfort...
Posted in News on Sep 29, 2022
Dear colleagues and friends,
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of AOPA Bulgaria, a decision was made to convene a General Meeting of the Association for 2022 with the following agenda:
Report on the activity from the last GA meeting until now - Topics such as the conducted air tours of Bulgaria in 2021 and 2022, the agreements reached for ground services, etc. will be discussed.
Financial report - Including the last sample of the membership table of the association, attraction of new members, incl. corporate etc.
Safety lecture by a representative of safety board - The winter season...
Posted in News on Sep 26, 2022
During 23rd and 25th of September AOPA Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Airforce foundation organized the fifth aviation tour of Bulgaria dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the Bulgarian military aviation, 85th anniversary of the delivery of the battle flags to the aviation formations and 25th anniversary of the Bulgarian Airforce foundation.
The tour started from Dolna Mitropolya millitary base and passed through the airfields of Balchik, Primorsko, millitary base Bezmer and finally ended at Uzundjovo Airbase.
Posted in News on Jul 27, 2022
On 27th of July, AOPA Bulgaria and Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD have sined an exclusive contract for ground handling services for named AOPA members and their aircrafts.
In order to benefit from the agreed conditions, each pilot should notify the handling agent 72h before the flight, filing the following information:
Posted in News on Jul 15, 2022
Open letter by AOPA Bulgaria regarding the events on 13th of July with LZ-TTE. (Bulgarian only)
От “Асоциацията на пилотите и собствениците на въздухоплавателни средства” в България относно събитията от 13ти Юли 2022, свързани с въздухоплавателно средство с регистрация LZ-TTE.
На 14ти Юли Българските медии публикуваха материали, че малък самолет нарушил въздушното пространство на България в района на гр. Свищов е прехванат от вдигнати по тревога двойка изтребители МИГ-29 и е бил приземен принудително на летище Бохот край Плевен. Операцията б
Posted in News on Nov 02, 2021
AOPA Bulgaria took part in the meeting held by CAA on 2.11.2021 at 10:00 am on the topic of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/664 on the regulatory framework for U-space (commencement of implementation 26.01.2023).
AOPA Bulgaria stated a position for active participation in the preparation and implementation of the regulatory framework, including assistance in testing the systems for servicing unmanned aerial vehicles (UC) by U-space suppliers in the controlled and uncontrolled airspace of the Republic of Bulgaria, calling on its members in order to participate in the process to get acquainte...
Posted in News on Sep 19, 2021
АОПА България съвместно с ВС на България планира провеждане на Въздушна обиколка на България за 21-22 Септември 2021.
Posted in News on May 12, 2021
Cooperation with Fraport Twin Star Airport Management