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The ?Sky for All? Festival

The ?Sky for All? Festival

8/23/2005 9:05:54 AM

This year?s festival ?Sky for All? (BIAF 2005) is going to be part of the celebrations scheduled for the 120th anniversary of the Unification of Bulgaria (September 6th, 1885). The whole team of the Plovdiv History Museum is going to participate in the events of the celebrations.

The "Sky for All" festival has been organized by the Bulgarian Air Force Foundation, under the guardianship of the President of Bulgaria, Georgi Purvanov, and the special support of the Defence Ministry of Bulgaria. The festival is going to to take place at the Plovdiv International Airport, located outside the nearby village of Kroumovo.

Schedule of the festival:

September 6th (Tuesday):

    • ?        9:00 am ? open access for all the visitors
    • ?        11.00 am ? 2:30 pm  - airplane demonstrations
    • ?        6:00 pm ? closing the event

September 7th (Wednesday):

    • ?        9.00 am - 12.00 pm ? Access to the static exhibition of various aviation companies 

It is a preliminary schedule and can be altered.


The photo above - see a map of divided Bulgaria from the period preceding the Unification (1885)

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