Daily News | Oct 19, 2018 | 1
Aircraft museums in Hungary
Cartourmagazin.hu collected several airports and museums that we could visit to see an exhibition of old, decommissioned aircrafts. Here is the list.
Locals call this museum “the wreck-ranch”. It is located south of the town, along route 5. You would need permission to enter the premises, but it is easy to obtain it from the main building. The owner reorganises the place often; sometimes there are more aeroplanes, sometimes less.
This is how it looked like in 1999; today there are only a few left.
There is a civilian airport in Békéscsaba where a MiG 15 is displayed. You can take a look at it from route 44, between Békéscsaba and Gyula.
There is a gas station at the edge of town, and right next to it there is a fenced-in area with a large Li-2 plane on display.
An important civilian airport west of Budapest houses a MiG-21F-13 supersonic jet fighter. The manufacturing of this aircraft stopped in 2002. NATO refers to it as Fishbed.
Csepel (Kossuth Lajos vocational school)
On the south side of Szabadkikötő street, there is the Kossuth Lajos vocational school with their own aircrafts used for teaching. One of these planes is the MiG-21F-13 we mentioned earlier, but there is also an SM-1 and Ka-26 helicopter.
On one of the biggest airports in Dunaújváros, on the south side of the town, right on route 6, there is another Russian aircraft on display.
There are several aircrafts exhibited at the Liszt Ferenc Airport, both military and civilian aircrafts. Here is a list of what you can see at the museum:
II-14T (Malév Hungarian Airlines)
Jak-40 (Air Navigation Services)
An-2M (Flight services)
Mi-2 (Ambulance Services)
The airport is barely 10 years old, and it has an Ikarus statue and a MiG-15bis on display.
The biggest military museum of Europe is in Hungary, in the town of Kecel. The condition of the vehicles presented here is flawless; the maintenance crew is doing an awesome job. But the experts will notice that some signs on the planes and helicopters are all wrong, and they are equipped with weapons that are not suitable for the models.
There is only one airbase in the country that has only fighter aircrafts: the one in Kecskemét. Some decommissioned aircrafts end up in this exhibition.
In the park that displays military technology, there is a MiG-21 in an excellent condition. If you happen to be close to the town and are interested in old military relics, you should definitely visit this.
This museum once housed 73 aircrafts. The numbers went down, they sold some or gave them to different museums, but there are still a lot of decommissioned aircrafts here.
The RepTár Museum of Szolnok is a unique aviation history exhibition in Eastern Europe. There are retired and restored aircrafts on display, but there are some interactive devices too, that offer a truly unforgettable experience. The exhibits include military aircrafts, helicopters, engine models and relics of the Hungarian aviation history. Check out their website here.
There are some truly rare aircrafts on this old Soviet base. Although they are in bad condition, they are still worth a visit.