The two-day-long show will take place on August 28-29.
Hungary is open, mask-free, and more than ready to welcome tourists with many exciting and fun activities throughout this summer.
The International Air show Kecskemét will be one of these programmes.
It will take place in Kecskemét on August 28-29.
The event has quite the tradition, it was held for the first time in August 1990. Though, at that time, it ran under the name International Aircraft and Military Technology Exhibition.
The most exciting parts of this show were the two MiG-29 aircraft of the Soviet Air Forces and the two F-16 fighter jets of the American Air Forces that arrived in Hungary at the same time.
A year later, for the second time, already more countries represented their aircraft.
In 2008, when the world’s largest military air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) was cancelled, the eyes of aircraft lovers turned towards Hungary and Kecskemét. Moreover, as the Hungarian Air Forces celebrated their 70th birthday and the Hungarian Defence Forces their 160th, the show was bigger and more spectacular than ever.
The last time, the show was organised in 2013, exceeding all expectations. 3 out of the 7 participating teams have never been to Hungary before.
“After 8 years of rest, the International Airshow and Military Exhibition will be organised in 2021 in Kecskemét”, writes HelloMagyar.
The objective of the event is to present and exhibit the military technology tools and vehicles already acquired or planned to be acquired by the Hungarian Defence Forces.
Zsolt Sándor, the assistant to the Commandant of the Hungarian Defence Forces, told TV channel M1 on Tuesday morning, that
they are expecting around 60-65 thousand people for the unique mass event of Central Europe.
He highlighted that more than 20 international companies in the arms industry will be participating. Among others, the “Turkish Stars” and the “Saudi Falcons” will represent themselves.
Apart from the air forces, dry-land forces will be represented, as well.
Special operation soldiers, region protection regiment, cadets of the Defence Forces, and even the National University of Public Service will be present.
Fighter aircraft and carrier machinery of the air forces will be exhibited, together with a dynamic air show.
The complete programme of the two-day-long event is not finalized yet, as the registration is still open. However, according to the current plans, after the official opening, all registered aircraft of the Hungarian Defence Forces will be showcased together in the sky.
It means that we can see Airbuses, Falcons, Gripens, H-145 helicopters, and Zlin training aeroplanes.
When it comes to dry-land, A4 and A7 tanks and the Hungarian Gidran armoured tactical vehicle will showcase what they know.
If you are interested, you can buy tickets on the website: repulonap2020.hu, on the top of the page, by clicking on Jegyinformáció.
date: 28-29 August 2021
place: Kecskemét, MH 59. Szentgyörgyi Dezső Repülőbázis (Kecskemét, 4, Reptéri út 4)
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Source: hellomagyar.hu, M1
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