The Budapest Airport commemorated the Transport Culture Day this year with the landing of a Hungarian hydroplane at the Liszt Ferenc International Airport for the first-time ever. The Aeroexpress organised the landing of the Cessna 206 Amphibian, and the aircraft was made available for visitors to explore as part of the Day of Transport Culture event.
Commemoration Day Celebrations
To celebrate the Day of Transport Culture, Aeropark Aviation Museum, Aeroexpress, and BASe Airlines collaborated to give children and adults the opportunity to learn more about aviation with different types of aircraft. The Aeroexpress amphibian and an Embraer 120-passenger aircraft were on display, attracting large crowds at the event.
Aeroexpress is a 100-year-old brand name that the airline used when it started operations in 1923, taking off from Danube to carry passengers to Lake Balaton and Vienna. The airline company re-established itself last year in cooperation with BASe Airlines and currently operates four pairs of flights a week between Budapest and Cluj-Napoca with Embraer 120s to difficult-to-reach destinations in the Carpathian Basin. Aeroexpress Regional's priority is to reintroduce the use of water-based air travel in Hungary, and the Cessna 206 amphibian plane has become one of the main attractions at the national flying days.
Aviation Cultural Centre's Anniversary
The Aviation Cultural Centre, the operator of Aeropark and Debrecen airports, celebrated its 10th anniversary on this day. Apart from presenting the world of aviation and airports to the public in multiple ways, the Centre also aims to preserve the value of aircraft that have played a decisive role in Hungarian aviation and the airport's history.
Insights on 'Secrets of the Deck'
During the Secrets of the Deck programme organised by Aeropark, visitors were familiarized with the crew members, cockpits, and the types of aircraft. The captains and flight attendant experts explained different aircraft systems, cockpit specifics, and the 'invisible' tasks of pilots and stewardesses on board.
The commemoration of the Day of Transport Culture gave visitors an unforgettable experience of exploring the Cessna 206 amphibian and the aviation industry as a whole.
Questions & Answers
What is the Aeroexpress brand? The Aeroexpress brand is an airline that started operating in Hungary in 1923, with its current focus on establishing the use of water-based air travel in Hungary.
What is the significance of the first-ever Hungarian hydroplane landing at Budapest Airport? It marked the first time in the 73-year history of Liszt Ferenc International Airport that a Hungarian hydroplane landed at the airport.
What type of plane was the first-ever Hungarian hydroplane to land at Budapest Airport? It was a Cessna 206 Amphibian, which can operate from water and land.
What was the occasion for the first-ever Hungarian hydroplane to land at Budapest Airport? It landed on Transport Culture Day, which was organized by the Transport Science Association, and was attended by hundreds of children and adults who were able to learn more about aviation.
What was the aim of the 'Secrets of the Deck' program organized by Aeropark during Transport Culture Day? The program aimed to acquaint visitors with crew members, the route to the cockpit, and the 'invisible' tasks of pilots and stewardesses on board. Experts also explained the different systems of the aircraft, the cockpits, and the specificities of the types.
What is the Aeroexpress Regional's current focus? It currently operates four pairs of flights a week between Budapest and Cluj-Napoca in cooperation with BASe Airlines, and aims to re-establish the use of water-based air travel in Hungary.
What is the Aviation Cultural Centre and what is its aim? The Aviation Cultural Centre operates the Aeropark and organizes visits to Ferihegy and Debrecen airports. Its aim is to present the world of aviation and airports, the aviation industry, and its activities to the public in as many ways as possible, and to preserve the value of the aircraft types that have played a decisive role in Hungarian aviation and the airport's history.