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Plovdiv Airport, the Aviation Museum and the Young Eagle Association

Тhе Plovdiv Airport is situated 12 km southeast from the city of Plovdiv, at a convinient distance from the International Sofia-Bourgas highway  and the Sofia-Istambul European route.The Black Sea coast line lies approximately 250 km away to the east.

The Plovdiv Airport is in the centre of a triangle formed by the three neighboring checkpoints: Greece,Turkey and Yugoslavia.

The Plovdiv International Airport works as a 24-hour-a-day operational airport with a staff of professionals, offering high quality passenger cargo and business flight services to a number of local and international airlines.

The airport runway is 2500m long and 50m wide. Aircrafts up to 190 tons can land there. The apron has 8 standings. For further contacts: Tel. +359 32 601 112; fax +359 32 601 124.

1.Plovdiv airport 1.Plovdiv airport
1.Plovdiv airport
The Plovdiv International AirportThe highly qualified personnel of the Plovdiv International Airport can process up to 200,000 passangers a year, or 150 passangers an hour.
2.Plovdiv airport 2.Plovdiv airport
2.Plovdiv airport
Strategic positioningThe Plovdiv International Airport has a strategic positioning - it is close to a number of resorts and business sites, which makes it highly popular to many flight companies.
3.Plovdiv airport 3.Plovdiv airport
3.Plovdiv airport
Technical featuresThe airport runway is 2500 m long and 50m wide. Aircrafts up to 190 tons can land there. The apron has 8 standings.
4. Aviation museum 4. Aviation museum
4. Aviation museum
The Aviation MuseumThe Museum of Aviation and Fighting Glory is situated a bit southeast of the Airport. It includes an indoor and outdoor exhibitions, covering an area of 43 decars.
5.The Boldness Flight 5.The Boldness Flight
5.The Boldness Flight
The Boldness Flight (a poem)... but it is such a pity,that you had no chanceof seeing me alive,at the moment of the flight,the daring moment,when I was at my prime,my happiest me....                       from the poem "Icarus", Atanas Stoyanov
6.The Aviation Museum 6.The Aviation Museum
6.The Aviation Museum
The George Bozhinov's plane, patented back in 1912.In 1912, Georgi Bozhinov patented a monoplane, which could be seen even today, displayed in the hall of the Aviation Museum.
7.First Bulgarian plane 7.First Bulgarian plane
7.First Bulgarian plane
7. The Bozhinov's planeA drawing of the first plane designed by Bulgarian - Georgi Bozhinov's "monoplane".
8.License certificate 8.License certificate
8.License certificate
The patent license certificateThe original license certificate # 444010/1912, issued for the invention of the "monoplane" of Georgi Bozhinov, by the French Patent Department. 
9.Tsar Boris's rescript 9.Tsar Boris's rescript
9.Tsar Boris's rescript
The Tsar Boris's rescript      By the above given rescript (self-written decree), the Bulgarian tsar, Boris III, declares himself a Chief Commander of the Bulgarian Air Force in 1937 , which actually is a real push forward to its development. So, at the beginning of World War 2 Bulgaria owns over 600 airplanes, 180 of which produced in Bulgara, which genuinly put our country among the leading forces in the world at that time.
10. DAR 3 10. DAR 3
10. DAR 3
The DAR 3 "Raven-I" airplaneThe state aviation workshop in Bozhourishte, in the period 1924-45, 13 types of the DAR planes were produced.
11. DAR 3 11. DAR 3
11. DAR 3
The DAR 3 Raven II airplaneThat model has a roofed cokpit.
12. DAR 3 12. DAR 3
12. DAR 3
The first prototype of the DAR 3 plane
13. Arado AR 196 A-3 13. Arado AR 196 A-3
13. Arado AR 196 A-3
The Arado AR 196 A-3 hydroplaneThat hydroplane, having a production number #0219, is the ONLY one preserved in the world. It was preserved for the future generations by the reserve officer Yorgo Keranov from the Plovdiv Helicopter Division.
14. Yak 9-U 14. Yak 9-U
14. Yak 9-U
The Yak 9-U 
15. Yak 11 15. Yak 11
15. Yak 11
The Yak-11 training planeThe Yak-11 training airplane was delivered from Russia in 1948.
16. LZ 37 16. LZ 37
16. LZ 37
17. Yak 52 17. Yak 52
17. Yak 52
The Yak 52 plane
18.Well-deserved rest 18.Well-deserved rest
18.Well-deserved rest
Well-deserved rest for those planesAfter all the years of loyal and glorious service, these protectors of the native sky can finally take their well-deserved rest.
MIG 19 MIG 19
MIG 19
MIG 21 MIG 21
MIG 21
IL 28 IL 28
IL 28
MIG 17 MIG 17
MIG 17
IL 2 IL 2
IL 2
SU 22 SU 22
SU 22
F 104 F 104
F 104
ZRK S 75 ZRK S 75
ZRK S 75
Sojuz 33 -10.04.1979 Sojuz 33 -10.04.1979
Sojuz 33 -10.04.1979
 The spacecab of first bulgarian cosmonaut George Ivanov.
Young eagle society Young eagle society
Young eagle society
TK 11 TK 11
TK 11
TK 11 TK 11
TK 11