Latest revision April 30, 2017

Basic information:

Entry:  Bulgaria is not part of the Schengen area; therefore any flight from/to another country must arrive/leave for/from an international airport and clear customs/immigration controls.  
FPL: A flight plan is compulsory for all VFR and IFR flights in Bulgarian airspace.

An FPL must be filed at least 60 minutes prior to the flight. Briefing information can be accessed here: http://www.bulatsa.com/en/services/web-flight-planning-services-domestic-vfr-flights
Microlights: According the European Microlight Federation, permission for foreign-registered microlights is compulsory for entry to Bulgaria. (http://emf.aero/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MLA_flying_in_Europe1.pdf )

We have not been able, as yet, either to verify this information or to ascertain the application procedure, forms and contacts.  


Useful links:

Airports Sofia Airport www.sofia-airport.bg

Bourgas Airport www.bourgas-airport.com

Varna Airport www.varna-airport.bg

Plovdiv Airport www.plovdivairport.com

Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport www.gornaoryahovitsa-airport.bg  
ATC http://www.bulatsa.com/
AIP  http://www.bulatsa.com/en/services/aeronautical-information-publication- You need to register to download the up-to-date AIP Bulgaria at no cost.
Meteo http://www.bulatsa.com/en/services/meteorological-services-air-navigation - Pilot-briefing information, accessible for registered pilots. Registration is free of charge.
CAA  http://www.caa.bg/
Other links http://www.bulatsa.com/en/services/airspace-use-plan - Chart of Bulgarian Special Use Airspace actual activation

https://www.facebook.com/bulgarian.association.of.light.aviation/ - FCB profile of Bulgarian microlight association  


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Bulgarian flying experience:

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