On Saturday, visitors to Airport Night Budapest can experience vintage and modern aircraft, nostalgia flights, a career choice event, and an aviation talk show at the Aeropark, in addition to a nighttime airport tour.
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Airport Night will showcase what it takes to ground a 180-seat aircraft for just 30 minutes between flights and get it to the next flight on time, organizers told MTI on Monday.
The Aviation Museum will also feature two pilot schools. Their experts will demonstrate the path from gliders to the cockpit of today’s large passenger aircraft. They will also discuss the courses and training required for future pilots and the career opportunities available to those who choose this profession. Hungarocontrol will have a booth where visitors can take a look behind the scenes of air traffic control. Aeroplex of Central Europe will also provide an insight into the work of the maintenance company in Ferihegy with a rolling exhibition.
It has become a tradition that helicopters land among the historic aircraft at Aeropark’s major events. This year, a Schweizer S300 light helicopter will be on display in the center of the exhibition grounds.
In addition to the airport’s classic cars, visitors will also be able to see a variety of working machines, including giant snow blowers, snow plows, and two de-icing vehicles. The experts will also demonstrate how passenger aircraft are thoroughly de-iced before take-off on cold, wet winter days.
In the evening, the cockpits of historic aircraft will come to life, decades-old instruments and radios will be put into operation by museum staff, and the engines of several aircraft on display, as well as the engine of the legendary “Worm Bomber” Kamov 26 helicopter, will be started.
There are also thematic walks, vintage cars on wheels, the museum’s flight simulators, and a special nostalgia flight
in the world’s only working Li-2 aircraft.
“The guest of the evening will be Captain Ferenc Mónus, who has completed 25,000 flying hours in 50 years and recently published a book entitled And yet I became a pilot. Aviation enthusiasts can meet Gergely Hajdu, who works on one of the world’s most advanced aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In addition, Lajos Antal will talk about his experiences at an airport in Germany,” according to the press release.
Featured image via Aeropark’s Facebook page