Experience flying the type of plane that helped several Eastern European airlines enter the “jet age” in the 1960’s! Take off with a glass-nose Tu-134, climb to cruising altitude, operate the various systems, and enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape. It is also possible at Aeropark! And in a special way, too! The simulator was built in the cockpit of a Tu-134, which spent several tens of thousands of hours in flight, and the original instruments show the flight parameters.


Travel back to the era where crews of 3-4, sometimes 5, worked to serve the aircraft! How was navigation performed? How did they have to land with the “pocket rocket”, or “small iron”, as they called her in Hungary? What are the forces on the controls at low and high speeds? What did one have to pay attention to during approach? Get to know this legendary type, which was a decisive one in the life of Malév, since she was in service at our national airline from 1968 until 1998.

A historical simulator, unique in Europe

You may hop into the simulators of the modern airplanes of our time at several places in Europe, but you can only encounter a Tu-134 simulator at the Aviation Museum of Ferihegy Airport! Do you feel you can handle a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A320 to some degree? Then now is the time to try a historical type, which flies you back to the heroic era of aviation! What is more, it is not only in the simulator where you can get to know this legendary airliner, but in real life as well! One of the most popular sights at Aeropark is the aircraft with registration HA-LBE (Elemér), which flew at the airline from 1969 until 1991, and which has undergone comprehensive internal and external renovation in recent years, her passenger cabin as well as her cockpit have been reborn!



Choose from among our packages and make a reservation. Please arrive at Aeropark at least 15 minutes before the reserved time. An experienced operator will be at your service in the simulator, who will not only participate in serving the aircraft and show you the main systems, but he will also help you find the assignments, situations and routes that are the most exciting for you, at the same time helping you behind the yoke with his instructions and advice. Please always make a reservation online before your visit. Due to the high level of interest, we cannot guarantee that you may buy tickets to the simulator on the given day on site at the Aeropark counter.



Would you practice take-offs and landings? Would you make circuits at one of the famous airports? Would you fly characteristic routes? Would you complete a scheduled flight? Would you land at special, exciting or extreme airports? Any of these is possible with us. You may select from 15, 30, 60 and 120-minute program packages, and the contents and destination are only up to you! Each flight starts with a short briefing, during which our operator will introduce you the key system elements and flight characteristics of the aircraft. Thereafter, the only thing left is to start up the engines, roll out to the runway and push the throttle forward to spin up the characteristically shrieking engines and take off to the air!



A special characteristic of the simulator is that it was created in the nose of a real Tu-134. The specialty of its developer is that he brings old, analog instruments back to life and connects them to the modern computers controlling the entire construction. This way, the flight experience is enhanced by the fact that 30-40-year old instruments show the altitude, the air speed, the spatial situation of the aircraft and the parameters of individual systems. Experience how this iconic aircraft of the 1960’s and 70’s behaved in the air, and how much the pilots saw through the rather small windshields. Western pilots said that the aircraft was excellent, but the view from her was like peeking through the slot of a mailbox.



The development of the Tu-134 began in the beginning of the 1960’s, its mass production started in 1966. A total of 852 Tu-134 airplanes were manufactured until 1984, during which time the type became one of the most prevalent ones in the Soviet Union and the socialist countries. The Soviet constructors themselves took inspiration from the French Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle during the development, to which Khrushchev himself urged them, who saw the legendary type during his visit to Paris in 1960. However, the development of the Tu-134 did not mean the design of a brand new construction but the modification of the already existing Tu-124 in the way that the engines were moved from the wing root to the two sides of the tail section in line with the model of the Caravelle, and the horizontal stabilizer was placed over the engines, on top of the vertical stabilizer.



Malév used the Tu-134 type in international passenger service from 1968 until 1997, and a few aircraft operated as government planes as well. In Hungary, the type was operated for military purposes only by the Soviet troops stationed in the country. The type is an important milestone in the history of the Hungarian airline because Malév entered the jet age at the end of the 1960’s with this type. The first Tu-134, registration number HA-LBA, was flown to Budapest on December 22, 1968 by dr. András Fülöp, who later became the legendary chief pilot of Malév. Three of the Hungarian Tu-134’s can still be seen in museums: in addition to the HA-LBE on display at the Aeropark, HA-LBF was placed in the museum of Szolnok, and HA-LBH in the one at Sinsheim. 14 aircraft of the type, called “small iron” in Hungary, flew in Malév colors.

small irons in Hungary


The aircraft on display at the Aeropark, registration HA-LBE, serial number 8350802, arrived at Ferihegy Airport on April 4, 1969 as the fourth Tu-134 of Malév. She was the first one to be retired from the fleet, her last trip was on December 18, 1987 on the Budapest ─ Warsaw ─ Budapest route with captain Jenő Durucz on board. Thereafter, she was parked on the maintenance apron for a long time, then moved to the Aeropark after being repainted in October 1991. It was then when she was placed in the ownership of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport. She spent 24,167 hours in the air with 19,499 landings until her retirement. It is an unfortunate fact that as all of the first three Malév-aircraft were destroyed in an accident or

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Coming by public transport, take bus 200E from Kőbánya-Kispest until Terminal 2, then stay on the bus until the first stop (“Repülőmúzeum”). From here, follow the signs to the entrance, for about 350 meters. From downtown, express bus 100E runs every 20 minutes from Deák tér, which, although for a special ticket price, provides quick and comfortable access to Ferenc Liszt Airport Terminal 2. From here, you can take the designated sidewalk to Aeropark, but this walk may be shortened by changing to bus 200E at Terminal 2, the first stop of which is “Repülőmúzeum”.​

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Leave the roundabout on the access road leading to Terminal 2 via the third exit; thereafter do not turn to the right (towards the pay parking lots), but proceed straight to the entrance.​

Parking at Aeropark’s own parking lot is for free, exclusively for visitors to the museum. For everybody else, a fee of HUF 50,000 shall be paid. The Aeropark parking lot is closed outside of museum opening hours. Reserved buses can park at bus parking lots Nr. 4, 5 and 6, and the gravel-covered parking lot behind the bus parking lot is designated for personal vehicles.

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