In honor of NATO’s 60th anniversary, and in celebration of Hungary’s 10th year of NATO membership, the Hungarian Ministry of Defense and the Hungarian Armed Forces plan to once again open the gates of MH 59. Szentgyorgyi Dezso Air Base in Kecskemet, for the Hungarian International Air Show & Military Display that attracts an ever growing crowd to the capital of Bacs-Kiskun county. For regular updates on the airshow preparations, visit
Instead of Airshow, New Jobs in 2009
February 24, 2009
On February 24, the Hungarian Ministry of Defense announced that 3000 new jobs will be created for contract soldiers. However, due to the economic crisis, a number of military events will be cancelled, including the Kecskemét airshow 2009
Benczike at the Airshow
We started out early, to get there before the crowd sets in. This way we could enjoy the full effects of the static display: try out things, climb up on, handle, and photograph everything that strikes our fancy. Sitting in the shadow of the hangar, I mused over the curly lines drawn upon the sky by the planes, when all the sudden a Harrier GR9 popped up on the horizon...
Kecskemet Airshow 2007
This year’s Hungarian International Air Show & Military Exposition at Kecskemet Air Base was an exemplary one of those two-day events, which attract aerobatics enthusiasts and military fans from all over the world to Kodaly’s city every other year.
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