About This Project


We are Cougars –A new perception of the Bulgarian Air Forces

 “My understanding of the concept for BAF (Bulgarian Air Forces) is B.A.F. (Being Always First). This is the path I believe that should be taken for the 100th Anniversary of the Bulgarian aviation.

The three initials (B.A.F.) of the Bulgarian Air Forces are embedded in the one hundred years history of Bulgarian aviation. The three initials (B.A.F.) that symbolize the concept of Being Always First. Ever since its birth, the Bulgarian military aviation is tempered in air battles. Today the Bulgarian airmen walk on a Holy ground…

Built on the proud history and traditions of the Bulgarian aviation, I can elevate the reputation of our Air Forces to new heights and promote our achievements beyond the boundaries of our homeland. I have done it in the past, and put my life on the line to do it again.

My idea is to make a film and write a book that reflects on the 100th Anniversary of the Bulgarian aviation and the possibility to open a new chapter in the history of aviation in the near future. The idea was supported by pilots, academic staff and filmmakers from the new Bulgarian University, the Bulgarian Institute for Space Science and other partners.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Krumovo Airbase, a team of pilots, aviators and rescue pilots can recreate 60 moments in the history of the base through audio-visual art. The Air Force flight crew, and their fans, can present their spiritual DNA and capabilities at heights accessible only to the bravest …

I am working on my idea to produce 100 pieces of Limited Edition Swiss Made watches with the 100th Anniversary logo engraved on the dial. They will be a gift of pilots and air rescue workers from the Bulgarian Air Forces. This is my personal gift to them. This short film will be presented:

■ Heli-Expo 2020-the biggest exhibition in the world for helicopters

■ Dubai HeliShow 2020-the biggest exhibition in the Middle East for helicopters and medical air rescue
■ Military and Homeland Security Exhibition 2020
■ Air Medical and Rescue Show
■ International conferences on air rescue
■ Presentations for innovative air video surveillance on rescue operations
■ International special events and television programs
■ Web TV and media channels
These series of documentary films, photo sessions and the presentation will be provided free of charge to the Ministry of Deference, Bulgarian army and Air Forces.”, says Ivan Kristoff.

About the filming crew
Aerial Rescue Television = A. R. T. Vision

About the records
Vertical Quest – New World Records

Achieve New Heights in Cinematography
This year Ivan Kristoff and his camera crew, will produce a few series of documentaries for the history and achievements of the Bulgarian civil, commercial, police and military aviation. With a few  friends, photographers, video operators, graphic designers and avio spotters, Ivan plans to do a new format of web TV production.

A team of Bulgarian and Canadian cinematographers will give a different view on the Bulgarian Air Forces. They will follow the aviators from the Bulgarian Army in their combat and SAR training. Some of the footage will show the real-life heroism of the 24th Helicopter Air Base -Krumovo in Bulgaria…

Helicopter Dancing

Stunning air combat show, helicopter dancing, “Cobra“ in vertical flying, and Air Firefighting and SAR demonstrations with General – Major Rumen Radev | Chief Commander of the Bulgarian Air Forces…

General - Major Rumen Radev | Chief Commander of the Bulgarian Air Forces

…and the team of Brigadier – General Zlatko Zlatev, Commander of Airbases Krumovo and Vrajdebna in 2014.

helicopter dancing


Limited Edition Swiss Made watches