Aeropark Budapest - a fine piece of Hungarian Aviation Heritage

In the summer of 2011 I toured with a friend around eastern Europe in order to visit a number of aviation museums that had long been on our list. We started our trip in Budapest, Hungary. Close to the capital’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport lies one of Hungary’s Aviation heritage hot spots - the Aeropark open-air aviation museum. The museum documents the history of Hungarian civil aviation and features most aircraft that had been operated by the former national airline Malév. The museum was opened to the public in 1991. In 2017 the exhibition had to be closed temporarily due to an extension of a nearby parking lot which made it necessary to relocate the place. As of today, it is operational again since June 2017. And quite practical for any visitors: Aeropark has its own stop on the route of the 200E bus to Budapest. There is also a close parking lot. For more information visit, the museum’s official website.

Tupolev TU-134 Flight Deck
The Liszunov LI-2 was a licensed built soviet version of the famous Douglas DC-3 airliner
The MI-2 helicopter was widely used in eastern Europe for quite a number of different tasks, such as police- and ambulance flights. This example here had been built in 1979 and was operational until 1999

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Marc Schultz

Marc is based in Wuppertal in the western part of Germany and works as a specialist for business information in Cologne. As a former private pilot Marc has flown light-aircraft for more than 30 years. So it It is quite obvious that he still has a strong interest in things with wings and is frequent visitor to European aviation museums. After retiring from active flying Marc concentrated on photography and had been accepted as a member of the International Society for Aviation Photography - ISAP. He is a regular contributor to aviation magazines and calender-productions. His work is presented on