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 Zlin 242s is based at Szolnok but is under command of the MH 59 Sz.D.REB. The type replaced the Yak-52 in 2017.
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