Flight hours of Bulgarian military pilots are way below NATO’s standards

Photo: BGNES

The flight hours of the Bulgarian military pilots are way below NATO’s minimum standards, the Commander of the Bulgarian Air Forces Major General Tsanko Stoykov said at Krumovo Air Base. The Bulgarian pilots should fly ten times more to cover the NATO standards, General Stoykov went on to say. On Monday evening a military helicopter MI-17 crashed at this air base. Two pilots died in the accident. The pilots who lost their lives during the accident had 17 and respectively 18 flight hours since the beginning of 2018. According to the NATO standards, each military pilot has to fly 180 hours a year, of which 40 hours may be spent in a flight simulator. The Bulgarian military pilots cannot cover these standards due to the lack of enough resourcing, Major General Stoykov pointed out.


More from category

Vice President Iliana Yotova prepares meeting for foreign students of Bulgarian descent

Bulgaria’s Vice President Iliana Yotova met today with the Bulgarian Minister of Interior Mladen Marinov, the Director of Migration Directorate Nikolai Nikolov and this country’s Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev. Vice President Yotova..

published on 5/22/19 7:05 PM

Bulgarian National Bank expects that annual inflation may increase to 4%

The Bulgarian National Bank changed its projections about the inflation in 2019. Three months ago BNB forecasted that the annual inflation would reach 2.6%, but now it expects that there is 60% chance that annual inflation will fluctuate between 1.1%..

published on 5/22/19 5:44 PM

President Rumen Radev awards Union of Bulgarian Journalists Honorary Plaquette of St. St. Cyril and Methodius

Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev awarded the Union of Bulgarian Journalists the Honorary Plaquette of St. St. Cyril and Methodius. During the celebrations of the 175 th anniversary of the first Bulgarian Magazine Luboslovie and 125 years organized..

published on 5/22/19 5:24 PM