Nikolay Yotov makes a successfull XC expedition in the Rodopi Mountains and the otstandingly beautiful Kyustendil region. View the album
Yassen Savov sets a new Bulgarian FAI triangle record - 141.9 km View the tracklog and becomes the first European champion from Eastern Europe. View the album
Once again Skyomad Open challenged many pilots with epic tasks such as the Sopot-Levski-Pirdop-Moscovets - 110 km. 73 pilots competed but the winner was one - congratulations to Jacek Profus. Skynomad Open 2012 News
Nikolay Velev and many other pilots go in space with record cloudbase of 4600 meters. View the tracklog
Ivelin Kalushkov wins the bronze medal in serial class on the Bularian National Open Championship in Kyustendil.
Nikolay Yotov returned after a 2 month exploration trip in Ethiopia. Photos. See you there next and every winter!
Happy New 2012
Autumn colors and students' flights in newly found Parshevitsa take off in Vratsa mountain. Photos.
15 September 2011
Nikolay Yotov set new national 110 km FAI triangle by exploring new terrains over Sredna Gora mountain. Photos and Track log
Two brothers and their kids explored the south slopes of Rila mountain. Photos and Track log
7-13 August 2011
SkyNomad Club organized Czech Open championship. It was the most crowded competition in Bulgaria so far. 150+ pilots. 4 tasks. Jango Ze party... Website results and Photos
1-6 August 2011
Despite the questions around open class paragliders, Skynomad Open was held well and safe. Website results and Photos
Top Gun Fun
cross country contest
SkyNomad Paragliding Club started work on eco project "Place for life". BG website
1-7 May 2011
SkyNomad Club organized Bulgarian National Championship 2011 in Sopot. First is Zhelko Ovuca from Serbia (Ozone Mantra R10.2). Results.
Nikolay Yotov set new cross country route by crossing Stara Planina Mountain along the gorgeous Iskar gorge. Photo report and Track log
Fly high and far in 2011
Gold autumn colors vanish between two Teteven flights in one week. Photos
The first Bulgarian online cross-country paragliding competition XC Bulgaria finished well. In August 30 pilots were free to take off wherever and whenever wants and then publish his GPS tracklog thanks to Leonardo open sourse software.
Nice photo sesion of White Brotherhood rituals at Seven Lakes in Rila and Sopot-Rila and Belmeken flights.
1-7 August 2010
Again Skynomad Open competition was held in Sopot. The famous Bulgarian band Django Ze colored the party. Photos. Video.
10-24 July 2010
Nikolay Yotov was part of the jury team in European Hangliding Championship held in Ager, Spain from 10th to 24th July. Photo report
25 June 2010
During Ivan Vazov celebrations in Sopot, SkyNomad Club and hulite.net organized the literature contest "A state of flight". 77 poets and writes presented 144 works. The jury president was the famous Bulgarian poet Nedyalko Yordanov who even at 77 tried a tandem flight. "Hey Jonathan" and "Angel at dusk" won the contest.
2-5 April 2010
SkyNomad Club organized the experimental competition O Gabrovo which used Leonardo scoring software.
There were no entry fees or task briefings. Everyone was deciding which take off will fly in the area of Gabrovo and then was uploading the GPS tracklog himself. Freedom, fun and safety. Photos.
Merry holidays, good luck and health during the New 2010 Year!
8 October 2009
Sopot-Ambaritza-Kupena-Rai-Ravnetz-Sopot flight over colorful autumn forest. Photos...
1 October 2009
Nikolay Yotov and few other pilots completed the paramotor trip crossing Bulgaria from Kom (near Serbian broder) to Emine (at Black Sea coast) flying along Balkan range in strong NW winds. Photos...
31 August 2009
Orlin Dimov finished 19th in the Super Final World Cup at Poggio Bostone, Italy
18 August 2009
Nice photo sesion of White Brotherhood rituals at Seven Lakes in Rila.
8-15 August 2009
Orlin Dimov won XC Open Bulgaria 2010 and set a new national 145 km Out and Return record: Sopot-Maglizh-Sopot
6 June 2009
Orlin Dimov became 5th at the Paragliding World Cup at Denizli,Turkey
May + 2009
Our old friend from Salzburg - Johannes Damisch joins SkyNomad School.
6 May 2009, Vratza
Orlin Dimov easily won the Bulgarian Championship held in Vratza.
25 March 2009
Despite the late winter, March gave nice conditions for exploration of Teteven area. Photosby Nikolay Yotov.
Photos from South African adventures by Nikolay Yotov.
Happy holidays and higher and further flights in 2009
From sunrise to sunset - autumn paramotor trip in Troyan and Teteven mountains.Photosby Nikolay Yotov.
28 August 2008
Flying Doctor Yavor Plashilski set new Bulgarian Open distance record of 243 kilometers from Shumen to Oriahovo!
Nikolay Yotov and Alexander Ivanov visited the White Brotherhood at 7 lakes in Rila Mountain. Photos.
10-16 August 2008
The third Skynomad Open finished hapily. 5 tasks out of 5 days in classic summer Sopot conditions. Orlin Dimov is first among 85 competitors from Hungary, Denmark, Russia, Greece, UK ...Photos.
2-9 August 2008
For second time a Paragliding World Cup was held in Sopot. Photos.
Photos from Australian adventures by Nikolay Yotov.
Marry X-mass and a lot of high, far and safe flights in the New 2008
The famous swiss paragliding producer Advance choose SkyNomad as his official importer for Bulgaria.
Nikolay Yotov finished a missionary trip in Egypt, where he trained the first local paragliding pilots and discovered new flying sites. Photos
SkyNomad instructors and students had unforgettable trips in West, SouthWest and North East Bulgaria.
23-24 August 2007
Nikolay Yotov and Johannes Damisch made a bivi weekend at Ravnetz and a good Ozone photo sesion.
4-11 August 2007
"SkyNomad Open" was held for the second time. Again this was the biggest XC competition in Bulgaria and despite the complicated weather 3 task were completed successfuly!
29 August 2007
Orlin Dimov won the pre-World Paragliding Cup in Sopot!
Record weather with record cloudbases. Nikolay Yotov and Veselin Ovcharov made tandem flights from Sopot to Sofia Flield reaching the record bases at 4000 m msl!
A visit to Denizly, invited by turkish pilots. Photos
Nikolay Yotov crossed the Central balkan ridge twiceand connected Stara Planina with Sredna Gora: Sopot-Ribaritza-Koprivshtitza-Karnare. Photos
Many many flights during the New 2007! Enjoy it!
The Skynomads Hristo Slivkov and Emil Kirilov migrated to Nepal to spread the religion of paragliding.
13 September 2006
Ivelin Iliev set new Bulgarian Open Distance Cross-country record of 234 km. He took off from Nevsha and landed near Dolni Dabnik enjoying the North Bulgaria flatlands. Previous days other pilots made 150-200 km flights.
Nikolay Yotov and Dean Apostolov (Fosi) set new Bulgarian tandem altitude record by climbing to 3500 m. See the photos of the flight and enjoy the convergence above the Central Balkan.
11 August 2006
The Skynomad Open finished successfully. 90 pilots from 20 countries enjoyed 3 tasks including the biggest ever completed task in Bulgaria - 94 km out and return and 22 pilots in goal.
11 February 2006
The XC season in Bulgaria started: 60 km open distance, 2600 m cloudbase, 6+ m/s thermals, beautiful view over snow covered mountains ;-)
1 January, all over the flying world
Happy New 2006! Good luck and health to all soaring birds!
November 2005, Montana
The SkyNomad instructors Orlin Dimov, Nikolay Yotov and Hristo Slivkov finished a course for checking and packing reserve parachutes organized by the DHV certified producer AVA sport. Don't forget to check and re-pack your reserve every 6 months!
September 2005, Sopot
Nikolay Yotov and the former hangliding champion Anton Antonov tried 80 km out and return record but due to technical circumstances landen on the 60th km. Nevertheless the flight was beauitful and interesting. Expect them on air next year!
3 June, Ichin 2005, Chehia
A new SkyNomad baby has been born: Orlin Yotov - the son of Nikolay Yotov and Lena Yeleckova - 3.4 kg, 52 cm. Good luck and happy flying!
23-20 April 2005, Sopot
Despite the dynamic weather the Paragliding World Cup - Bulgaria 2005 finished succesfully: 125 competitors, 4 flying days, a 65 km task with 67 pilots in goal and a 75 km task with 85pilots in goal. The winner was Christian Maurer (CH) followed by Gregory Blondeau (F) and Armin Eder (A). Petra Krausova (CZ) was the first woman on the podium, Keiko Hiraki (J) was second and Eliane Ueltschi (CH) was third. The Skynomads Orlin DImov and Veselin Ovcharov were 17th and 45th!
Happy New 2005 to all skynomad souls. We wish you many high, far and safe flights! See you at cloudbase! Cheers!
25 Octomber 2004, Austria
The Skynomad Hristo Slivkov has successfuly completed the DHV instructor assistant course.
16-21 August 2004, Sopot
The pre-Paragliding Wolrd Cup Bulgaria 2004 finished. 4 tasks out of 6 days in the mountain and flatlands. Among 110 pilots from 18 nations (including the former world record holders Godfrey Wennes/Austrialia, Szilard Forgo/Hungary and David Snowden/UK, Elizabeth Rauchenberger/Switzerland ...) Urban Valic (Slovenia) is first, Orlin Dimov (Bulgaria) second, Karlo Bonacic (Croatia) is third. Read more...
17 November 2003, Kondofrei
Venelin Staikov set a Bulgarian altitude paramotor record of 5514 m amsl.
4 Octomber 2003, Sofia
Venelin Staikov set a paramotor Bulgarian record. He flew 379 km from Sofia to Black Sea! Read more...
14-17 August 2003, Montana
With good weather and excellent organization the Third International PG and HG competition Montana 2003 finished. Without surprise Orlin Dimov become 1st in the typical flatland conditions.
13 August 2003, Sopot
200 km are no longer barrier in Bulgaria! In 8 hours Nikolay Yotov flew 205 km from Sopot to Grudovo - just 30 km from Black Sea. Read more...
8 August 2003, Nevsha
Daniel Dimov set new national record of 216 km by flying from Nevsha to Liaskovetz. Well done Dido!
15-20 July 2003, Sopot
The Open XC competition Sopot 2003 finished. First is Joze Molek from Slovenia, followed by Stefan Ivanov and Kaloyan Simeonov.
9 July 2003, Sopot
Nikolay Yotov set new national record (open distance). He took off from Voiniagovo at 13.00 and 6 hours later landed near Gorno Yabalkovo (201 km). Except one low saving under 50 m the rest of the flight was and easy and earlier take off and crossing borders would make a 300 km flight possible in Bulgaria. Read more...
5 July 2003, La Clusaz
In heavy competition with best world pilots Orlin Dimov sqeezed his old Cripton/Nova and placed 37 at La Clusaz PWC in France.
17,20,22 June 2003
Despite the good flying is no longer news for us we should mention the flight of Orlin Dimov from Sopot to Kermen (130 km) followed by the flight of Nikolay Yotov from Pastrina to Valchitran (123 km). Then Sunday brought a strange mixture of thermals (peaks to 11 m/s) and vast (probably wave) areas of lift.
1-6 May 2003, Sofia
Despite the pain in his injured knee, the winning mashine Orlin Dimov trew away crutches and got 1st at XC competition Aerobattle/Sofia 2003. Meanwhile Svilen Ferdinandov set new altitude record by climbing up to 4300 m amsl.
30 April 2003, Sopot
Nikolay Yotov and Lena Jeleckova improved the national XC tandem record by flying from Sopot to Yasenovo (40 km) and landing in Pavel Banya. The flight lasted 1 h and 40 min between 2200-2800 m with up to 7 m/s thermals.
20 April 2003, Sopot
Nikolay Yotov made a small out and return flight from a beautiful virgin take off in Sredna Gora. Most important is that close to Sopot there is a new and good alternative place for strong north winds.
13-19 April 2003
Despite flying 4 years old model paraglider and novice to strong Alpine conditions Orlin Dimov placed 56th at the Paragliding World Cup - Crans Montana, Switzerland.
1-9 March 2003, Sopot
After 9 flying days, up to 7 m/s strong and 2500 m high thermals and tasks of 57 km Open Cup of Russia 2003 finished. In hard competition with the best Russian, Polish, Ukranian and Bulgarian pilots, the skynomad Orlin Dimov won first place.
14 Feb 2003
St Valantine didn't forget flying loving skynomads Niki, Orlin and Misho and gifted them with the first XC days for the year. They enjoyed an out and return flight in Sopot with up to 6.5 m/s blue thermals and despite minus temperatures the flight finished with warming wine from locals who were celebrating Vineyards day at the landing place.
1 Jan 2003
After several days party in Sopot with lots of flights and fun: thermals, acrobatics, parachute jump from a tandem the New 2003 came. SkyNomad team wish you Happy New Year with many safe, longer and higher flights! Cheers!
15-20 Oct 2002
Orlin Dimov (Crypton/Nova) won the 3rd International Air Games - Oludeniz 2002.
8-14 Sep 2002
Orlin Dimov (Crypton/Nova) became 23rd in the Paragliding World Cup competition in Erzincan, Turkey. Well done Orline! Well done!
14-18 Aug 2002
Without surprice Orlin Dimov (Expert/Nova) won the International XC competition "Montana 2002". Nikolay Yotov (Fever/Sky) got 4th in the overall ranking.
While Orlin Dimov settled new XC direction from Sopot by landing nearly to Montana (137 km) Nikolay Yotov enjoyed a skynomad weekend in the heart of Rila mountain. He took off from "Kalin" dam, flew above Rila monastery and the Seven Lakes and landed on Maliovitza peak (2800 m): magnificent sunset and sunrise, sleeping under his wing, eating bread and snow were just part of this spiritual quest. Next day he flew back to his car and returned charged with energy and calmness.
27-30 June 2002
Orlin Dimov (Expert/Nova) won the Yugoslavian Open XC competition "Sichevo 2002". GPS failure reduced Nikolay Yotov (Scorpion/Galaxy) 7th in the final ranking among 45 competitors from Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia and Croatia.
1-6 May 2002
The SkyNomads Orlin Dimov and Nikolay Yotov came 1st and 3rd at the Sofia XC competition "Aerobattle 2". The surprise was Nikolay Yotov who flew a tandem (Pasha/MAC-PARA) better than 37 other solo paragliders and set new national tandem record (37 km) during the last competition day.
26 Jan 2002
The first XC day of the year. While other pilots were enjoying 30-40 km XC flying, Orlin Dimov tested our new tandem - Pasha II (the newest model of MAC-PARA). It overclimbed other performance gliders in the strong thermals (up to 5 m/s) and easily reached the cloudbase (2500 m). We expect many good XC flights and records with it.
1 Jan 2002
Happy New Year!
SkyNomad team wishes you good luck and a lot of flying during the 2002. See you at the cloudbase! Cheers!
14 Oct 2001
Our team member Orlin Dimov (Expert/Nova) came 2nd at the International Air Games - Oludeniz 2001. Good position if we consider first place was the Gin Gliders' team pilot Hans Boolinger, CH, (Boomerang2/Gin) - ranked #5 in the world. The conclusion: we also know how, so expect us ON AIR soon!
16-19 Aug 2001
The international XC competition "Montana 2001" finished. The perfect weather and the excellent organization proved Bulgaria as a good location for any paragliding events. Results: 1st-Nikolay Yotov, BG, (Divine-R/Sky); 2nd-Asen Bokov, BG, (Fever/Sky); 3rd-Mendo Velianovski, MC, (Flair/Sky).
16 Aug 2001
New national record (Open distance). Dimitar Mihov (Flair/Sky) decided that it's time for new record and chose Bulzudzha as a take off. Using clouds flying and surviving 3 very low savings (under 50 m) he landed close to Pernik (188 km). Wasn't the unproved German record 188 km too :-)
10, 11 Aug 2001
The SkyNomads Nikolay Yotov (Divine-R/SKy) and Orlin Dimov (Vertex/Nova) nearly broke the national record: Sopot-Kalofer-Sofia (straight distance 144 km; total 164 km). The next day they set new national Out and Return record: Karnare-Shipka (120 km).
24-29 Jul 2001
The XC competition "Sopot 2001" finished. The good weather made possible 4 of all 5 competition days. The tasks were between 40 and 80 km, difficult but possible and the competition became a real air battle - the most interesting in Bulgaria so far. Results: 1st - Daniel Dimov (Boomerang/Gin); 2nd Orlin Dimov (Vertex/Nova); 3rd Nikolay Yotov (Divine-R/Sky).
15 Jul 2001
New national record (Open distance): Our team member Orlin Dimov (Vertex/Nova) broke the national record. After taking off from our favorite site - Sopot at 12.00 he landed in Kalotina (160 km) at 7.40 p.m. The possible problems with crossing the Serbian border prevented him continuing the flight and add more kilometers to the record.