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Aeropark - Budapest
A taste of the exhibition
Address: 1185, Budapest Budapest - Ferihegy 2.
Phone number: (20) 617-4141
Opening hours: 13.03-15.10.: 9-18
16.10-30.11.: Mon-Sun 9-16
The Ferihegy Aircraft Museum opened in 1993. The equipments shown there are managed by the Museum of Transportation, the complete material is managed by the professionals of the Museum of Transportation.

The museum was operated by the Management of the Airport, later by the Budapest Airport Zrt.

In June 2004 the operation of the museum was taken over by the Ferihegy Aircraft Memorial Park Foundation, that worked as a community organization .

The community objects of the foundation:

- scientific activity, research
- education, edification, cultural activity> - preserving cultural heritage

Our permanent objects concerning the community:

- introducing the Hungarian civic aviation for the public
- preserving the cultural values of Hungarian civic aviation

The visitors may see in the Ferihegy Aircraft Memorial Park:

- the most frequently used airplanes in Hungary are the Il-18, Tu-134, Tu-154, Jak-40, Il-14, An-2, Li-2, and a Mi-2 helicopter
- wide scale of unique air facilities and equipment
- The Tesla landing radar used in Ferihegy, the lights of the old airport and few units of planes

Separately in the framework of an exclusive program from 15 Mach until 30 November we organize visits to the airport to show the Ferihegy International Airport where the visitors may see:

- the land service of the airport
- the main buildings and rolling roads
- the necessary tools to run an airplane
and may experience the airplanes landing and taking off right above their heads.
Permanent exhibitions
IL-18
The airplane arrived in Ferihegy on 1 April 1960 with Malév paintings. After the plane passed the technological check up, it first flew to Moscow on 25 May 1960. At the beginning, some problem occurred with the AI-20 A serial power plant so the plane could not even fight half of the set time. The power plants were replaced by "K" serial power plants in 1964. continue
Tu-134
The airplane arrived in Ferihegy on 4 April 1969. It was the first of the fleet to retire. It took its last flight on 18 December 1987 from Budapest to Warsaw and back. The captain of the last flight was Jenő Durucz. Afterwards, the plane spent a lot of time in forefront of the garages before it was moved to the Memorial Park.

The plane flew 24167 hours and landed 19499 times. Civilian and military versions of the airplane, 725 Tu-134, A, B, L, S, A-3, B-3, LL, UB-L, UB-R, SzH were manufactured until the last one came out in 1985.

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Yak-40
The plane arrived on 17 December 1975 on the order of the Air Traffic and Airport Directorate . In 1978 the complete S. TFIS 7701 air monitoring apparatus that fulfils the ICAO II category was installed. Later on it was expanded to category III and was used to check landing tracks, to calibrate ILS and other tasks. The first overhaul of the plane took place in 1980.

In 1987 the plane was repainted with the colours of Malév. The inscription ‘Flight Inspection Service’ was written under the windows. After changes at Malév in 1993, the plane was repainted to its present colours. It is still owned by the The aircraft successfully performed calibrations in neighbouring countries since the 1990s. The plane was kept in the technology forefront since the first part of the 1990s, but was moved to the Memorial Park in the spring of 2002. 1136 of this type of plane were manufactured until 1980.

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Tu-154
The plane arrived in Ferihegy, in Budapest on 24 November 1975 and was set to work right away. Since the B version arrived with an ICAO I standard, it was restructured during the first overhaul to be able to do ICAO II landings making it a type B-2 aircraft.

In January 1983 the business class on the plane was closed leaving the economy class with 143 seats. On 18 December 1991 due to a land event, the plane could not fly for some time.

The last time it flew to Heraklion on 31 July 1992. Afterwards, it stayed in the technological foreground for long. Owned by the Museum of Transportation, the plane was towed over to the Memorial Park on 24 September 1994. The plane spent 21554 hours in air, and landed 13803 times. Until 1993, 911 Tu-154 were manufactured. A few more of this type were however commissioned until 2000.

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