The first western aircraft have arrived for the Hungarian Air Force. With these JAS39C and JAS39D Gripen aircraft, the Air Force will have a modern aircraft and fully compatible with the other NATO aircraft.
Photo: Georg Mader
Rwy: 12/30 Pos: 46°55'03"N 019°44'57"E Elev: 376 ft
The L-39ZOs of 2. "Dongo" Vadászrepülö Század were retired from service in December 2009 followed by the units last MiG-29s in December 2011. The 4. Kiképzö Repülö Század with its Yak-52s is based at Szolnok but is under command of the MH 59 Sz.D.REB.
Rwy: 16/34 Pos: 47°21'50"N 017°30'03"E Elev: 485 ft
NATO Strategic Airlift Capability
Heavy Airlift Wing
47.Pápa Harcászati Repüloezred was based here operating the MiG-21 until 2000. The base still houses large numbers of stored MiG-21s, MiG-23s and Su-22s.
The base was upgraded to serve as a NATO stronghold early this century. From 2009 the bases houses the three C-17A Globemaster IIIs belonging to the NATO Strategic Airlift Capability.
Rwy: 02/20 Pos: 47°07'22"N 020°14'08"E Elev: 322 ft