new routing list update May 30 now available


The routing of the upcoming rally has now been finalized. 


Peter Sodermans created a google spreadsheet with the details, which is published hereunder. Mike Kornev will complete Peter’s Google spreadsheet with navigation details, to show pilots the distance betweens the legs and what the availibity of AVGAS concerns on our way to Georgia. Mike is to integrate this spreadsheet when finalized on the website

We’ve drafted a new routing list, following advanced insights. We’ve now scheduled a fuel stop in Sofia, Bulgaria and changed our overnight stay in Turkey to Bursa Yenishir airport. Turgut confirmed us that the Engiz airport nearby Samsun in Turkey is a friendly place for a fuel stop. We’ll handle customs in Turkey at Ordu Giresun (the spectacular sea airport) prior to fly into Batumi Georgia. Artem negotiated that the owners of the Georgian Natakhari airport will have some AVGAS available at Batumi. This was quite a challenge, but seems to work out now. The same for Natakhari airfield in Georgia, which is becoming our regional basis in Georgia. There’s AVGAS available (based upon pre commitment basis).

If Georgia authorities validate this, we’ll add some scenic in country flights in Georgia as well

Date Departure location ICAO code Destination ICAO code Comment NM Customs on destination Avgas on destination Handling cost destination Length runway Grass or concrete Maintenance
5-Aug Anywhere Jakabszállás – HungaryLHJK LHJK Overnight stay on demand ??
6-Aug Jakabszállás – HungaryLHJK LHJK Sofia airport (Bulgaria) LBSF Fuel Stop and customs stop yes ?? grass and concrete
6-Aug Sofia airport (Bulgaria) LBSF Bursa Yenişehir Airport (Turkey) LTBR Overnight stay ??? less than 100€ (Turgut) – to check concrete
7-Aug Bursa Yenişehir Airport (Turkey) LTBR Engiz airport (North of Samsun area in Turkey) ???? Fuel Stop no AVGAS AOPA 35€ other 70€ (info Turgut) concrete
7-Aug Engiz airport (North of Samsun area in Turkey) ???? Ordu- Giresun sea airport (Turkey LTCB Custom stop yes concrete
7-Aug Ordu- Giresun sea airport (Turkey LTCB Batumi (Georgia) UGSB Overnight stay yes AVGAS via Vanilla Sky concrete
8-Aug Batumi (Georgia) UGSB Natakhari airfield (Georgia) UGSA Overnight stay ??? AVGAS via Vanilla Sky concrete
9-Aug Natakhari airfield (Georgia) UGSA Tbilisi airport UGTB Georgian Gov.- to check whether landing is possible concrete
9-Aug Tbilisi airport UGTB Natakhari airfield (Georgia) UGSA Overnight stay concrete
Optional tours from Natakhari Natakhari airfield (Georgia) UGSA Queen Tamar airport, Mestia (Georgia) UGMS
Optional tours from Natakhari Natakhari airfield (Georgia) UGSA Batumi airport (Georgia) UGSA
Optional tours from Natakhari Natakhari airfield (Georgia) UGSA Telavi Erekle airport ????

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