WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 18:57

As you travel through Bulgaria you will oftentimes take in unusual sights: airplanes permanently grounded in locations that have no airport for miles around

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© Anthony Georgieff

Sometimes they are "parked" in the middle of villages, in one or two instances inside Communist-era housing projects, often they will be the first to greet you as you drive into some Bulgarian town. Aircraft aficionados will be thrilled particularly as the whole history of Warsaw Pact air force and civilian hardware will be in front of them to explore. 

One of the more spectacular collections of grounded airplanes is by a small Bulgarian town whose chief claim to fame is that one of the two Bulgarian astronauts, in the 1970s-1980s, was in fact born there. 

Where in Bulgaria are you? 

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