The defense ministry has confirmed that 120,000 spectators visited the International Air Show and Military Display in Kecskemét, central Hungary, over the weekend.
According to MTI, the event was opened by Defense Minister Tibor Benkő and Hungarian army chief Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi both on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to presentations by the air forces of Hungary and several foreign countries, the program included surprise events including a parachute jump performed by the defense minister, the army chief and other army leaders from a helicopter. A family of military handguns developed fully by Hungarian engineers was also presented. Visitors also had a chance to see the cabin of Soyuz 36 in which Bertalan Farkas, Hungary’s first cosmonaut, travelled back to Earth on a space mission in 1980.