In August this year during the regular Air Show insiders also wittnesed a different kind of celebration.
As part of the reorganization of the Hungarian Defence Forces 2 squadrons out of three operational at the 59. `Szentgyörgyi Dezsö` Air Base, Kecskemét were merged. The 3rd Training Squadron called `Szárnyas Csikó` (Winged Colts) equiped with L-39ZO Albatrosses and 2nd Fighter Squadron `Dongó` (Wasps) flying the MiG-29 Fulcrums are forming now the mixed Wasps Squadron. Both aircraft types, the L-39ZOs and the MiG-29s are serving in this newly formed squadron. The 1st Fighter Squadron called `Puma` will have the new fighters, the Gripens only as operational aircraft types from March of 2006 onward. To honor the celebration and the International Air Show - Kecskemét, the technical crew of the Wasp squadron and a Hungarian Aviation website called www.jetfly.hu gave to one of the L-39ZOs an `aggressor` paint scheme for a two years period.
This Albatros will play the the role of the `enemy` for MiG-29s and Gripens during the tactics flying.
Döntött az Orosz Légierő vezetése – a „Fecskék” lecserélhetik MiG-29-eseiket a legújabb MiG-35-ösökre. Az erről szóló bejelentést a malajziai LIMA-2017 kiállításon hozták nyilvánosságra.