August 16 and 17, 2008
MiG-29 landing @ the 2007 Kecskemet Air Show
There is a buzz in the Kecskemet air as the Event Organization Committee, staff, and pilots of the Air Base prepare to host this year’s event, organized in honor of the 160th anniversary of the Hungarian Armed Forces and the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Air Force. Twenty-five invitations were sent out, and to date (May 20, 2008), all but three teams confirmed their participation. For the current list of participants, see
According to JETfly Magazine
, hundreds of hotel rooms have already been reserved in Kecskemet and in Budapest, and the organizers prepare to start ticket sales from the beginning of June. Good news for returning enthusiasts, ticket prices remain the same as in years before (adults: 3500 HUF, children under 14: 1500 HUF pre-purchased; +500 HUF on site), and they will be available everywhere, where lottery tickets are sold, and also at Ticketpro offices throughout the country.
One of the largest and most sensational air shows of Central Europe will honor the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Air Force with a static display of the aircraft used by the Hungarian Air Force
, starting from the Po-2
Soviet biplane , through the Li-2
to the MiG-23
. The gates of Kecskemet Air Base will open to the public on August 16 and 17, 2008.
Photo Gallery of the 2007 Kecskemet Airshow
Useful Information Concerning the Air Show
Hungarian Armed Forces’ Mil Mi-24 Hind a Success at Berlin Air Show
, the Hungarian Defense Forces’ Mil Mi-24 helicopter serving at MH 86. HE Szolnok was a success at this year’s Berlin Air Show, ILA2008
, in Berlin Schönefeld. The helicopter sports a stunning special paint scheme depicting a hind, its namesake.
Hungarian International Air Show & Military Display 2008
Fans of the International Airshow and Military Display in Kecskemet
will be delighted to learn that this normally biannual event will be organized again in 2008. In honor of the 160th anniversary of the Hungarian Armed Forces
and the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Air Force
, the gates of Kecskemet Air Base will open again on August 16 and 17 to welcome foreign guests and local enthusiasts alike.
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.
See our Photo Gallery here