2023 FAI F5J World Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders, seniors and juniors will be organised by the Bulgarian Aeromodelling Federation and Modelclub Ikar from 13-19 August 2023, Dupnitsa, Bulgaria.


Field near Dupnitsa town – 64 km south of Sofia , 42°17’48.62″N 23° 9’29.69″E


You can reach Dupnitsa:

  • by car (highway from Sofia 65 km, 120 from Greece border);
  • by train from Belgrade, Istanbul; Bucharest to Sofia then to Dupnitsa. Dupnitsa is on the railway from Sofia to Athens.
  • by bus from Sofia central bus station – every hour.
  • by air to Sofia International Airport, then by car to Dupnitsa.

Visa Requirements

Visitors from most countries do not require a visa to enter in Bulgaria. In case of doubt, please enquire in your own country. Organizer can provide invitation letter for participation in


– Two stars hotel in double room per person: City center, shower, WC, breakfast, WiFi
BB – 45 EUR

– Three stars hotel in double room per person:
City center, TV, shower, WC, fridge, breakfast, WiFi, SPA BB – 55 EUR

Camping: A camping with electricity, water, showers and toilet facilities is available 12 km from flying field – prices will be available at February 2023 and published on www.F5JBulgaria.com.

Official Meals

Breakfast on the spot 8 Euros per person

Lunch or dinner on the spot
(starter, main course, dessert) 15 Euros per person

There will be drinks, snacks and food available to purchase on the field all the days of the Championships.

Banquet: 40 Euros per senior person, 30 Euros per junior person