The appellant's motion for new trial was denied by an order entered on March 30, 1976. His notice of appeal was filed on April 30, 1976. Held:
"A notice of appeal must be filed within thirty days after entry of the appealable judgment or within thirty days after the entry of an order disposing of a motion for new trial. Code Ann. 6-803 (a). The time for filing such notice may be extended once by the court for an additional thirty days. Code Ann. 6-804." Neal v. State, 232 Ga. 96 (205 SE2d 284)
. Here no extension was obtained. The timely filing of a notice of appeal in accordance with the statutory requirement is essential to confer jurisdiction upon an appellate court. Jordan v. Caldwell, 229 Ga. 343
, 344 (191 SE2d 530
); Pittman v. State, 229 Ga. 656
, 657 (193 SE2d 820
). "A person convicted of a crime in a trial court in this state is not entitled to have his conviction reviewed as a matter of right by an appellate court. He must pursue applicable statutory requirements." State v. Denson, 236 Ga. 239
, 240 (223 SE2d 640
). Accord, Brown v. State, 236 Ga. 333
, 334 (223 SE2d 642
). The appellant here failed to comply with the necessary jurisdictional requirements.
David G. Kopp, for appellant.