Across Bulgaria, x2
In 2015, Nikolay Stoyanov had the idea of crossing Bulgaria flying from the most easterly point of Stara Planina to finish at Kom Peak in the western Balkan Mountains. During his journey he was able to fly every single day, starting with an amazing 115km flight. After landing, he’d continue walking around 6 to 7 hours a day to complete the route in a total of 5 days. He was the first pilot to hike and fly this specific route in Bulgaria.
This year Nikolai decided on a repeat, but this time in the opposite direction, flying east from Kom Peak and finishing on the coast of The Black Sea, in Burgas. This time the weather was less cooperative, but he still managed to conclude the route after flying 168km and hiking 303km in a total of 7 days. Nikolai finished his 2017 challenge on the same glider he flew in 2015, his trusty LM5.
Congrats Nikolai for crossing your country (again)!
Cheers from all the team at Ozone.