Kecskemet Air Base Spotting Guide

Kecskemet Airport is a military air base of the Hungarian Air Force. LHKE is home of the “Puma” tactical and “Teve” transport squadrons. The “Puma” squadron use the JAS-39 Gripen multirole fighters, and the “Teve” squadron in turn use the AN-26 transport aircrafts.
LHKE organizes every 2-3 years the International Airshow and Military Display. One of the biggest Airshow in Europe and Middle-Europe.

The airbase rarely organizes exercise. The normal operation usually in working days. But few flights. High activity expected at in the week of the Airshow, usually with 10-20 country.

Planespotting is tolerated in Hungary!

Written by Soos Jozsef

Rating Movements
Airline Variety
Photo Locations
Weather
Airport Informations    Runways 12/30
2.499 m (8.199 ft)
Concrete
Spotting Informations  Ladder Not necessary
Car Necessary
Restrooms None
Drinks/Food Restaurants and supermarkets in the town
Hotels Inside the Town of Kecskemet
Season April-October
 Runway Usage  12/30 Depends on wind direction , no operational time limit.

Spot #1 – Arrivals RWY 30
WHERE Near the Road 44. Park your car at the landing lights, on the edge of dirt road and spot from the bicycle path or field. You can easily switch your position when the sun has turned around.
WHAT Good spot for RWY 30 arrivals.
TIME The whole day. Just move over to the afternoon spot when the sun has moved around.
MISC. Restaurant is nearby.
FOCAL LENGTH 18-200 mm

Morning Spot:

Afternoon Spot:

Spot #2 – Arrivals RWY 12
WHERE Access from Road 441, near the Metro supermarket on dirt road or acces from city center like it is tagged on the map.
WHAT Good spot for arrivals.
TIME The whole day. Just cross the field for the afternoon spot when the sun has moved around.
MISC. Bring what you need before coming at this spot.
FOCAL LENGTH 18 – 200 mm

Afternoon Spot:

Spot #3 – Apron L
WHERE Access from Road 441, near the Metro supermarket on dirt road or acces from city center.
WHAT A small ladder is needed. Good spot to Apron L where usually the transport aircrafts parked.
TIME Afternoon (Depends of the parking direction)
MISC. Bring what you need before coming at this spot.
FOCAL LENGTH 70 – 300 mm

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