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DESCRIPTION


  •  DIFFERENCES - they make things move and therefore being interesting.
    Here, there are a lot of them: the cold north and the hot south side of the mountain range causes a powerful air circulation, which often prevails over strong north winds; the sun-kissed and shady east and west sides of mountain ribs kick off numerous thermals, and the changes in the terrain will show you where to find them.
DIFFERENCES
LAUNCH
  •  TAKE OFF (N42.68703 E24.74786; 1374m AMSL) - a big (for more than 50 gliders) grassy slope, with East - South - West exposures, next to the middle lift station. In the course of a normal day (not too strong prevailing wind) you may expect E-SE wind in the morning; S wind at noon; S-SW wind in the afternoon. The take off is surrounded by thermal triggers, but do not worry if you miss the first thermals - there are several house thermals below. Just observe the clouds and follow the birds.
  • LANDING ZONE (N42.66403 E24.74811; 527m AMSL) is usually a paddock, next to the first lift station and the parking lot. There are some low trees around it and if you are uncertain about landing into the area you can choose among other bigger fields around. If you go cross-country flying, you should try to land near the main road Sofia-Burgas, where you can easier get some transport.
LANDING ZONE
CROSS-COUNTRY FLYING
  • CROSS-COUNTRY FLYING - after gaining height above the take off you may decide whether to head west or east, along the mountain range.
    Generally there are no restrictions to fly wherever and whenever you want!