Hungary is a country at the heart of Europe, but it is certainly different too in so many ways!
While not large in terms of population (it has only 10 million inhabitants) Hungary has a wealth of culture and history, complemented by a language so completely different from its neighbours that almost no shared words exist! It can be said that ours is a land of great contrasts:
Hungary is landlocked like its neighbours Austria, Slovakia and Serbia though it still deserves the nickname “land of waters”, as it holds the largest lake in Europe (Lake Balaton) and is crossed by mighty rivers which divide and define its regions. Even its capital city is split by the Danube River, with Buda on the Western side and Pest on the Eastern bank. As well as water to cool off in, Hungary can be the perfect place to keep warm, as it is located over a very active geo-thermic area and has over a thousand thermal water springs and the second largest thermal Lake in the world for bathing (Lake Hévíz). “Taking the waters” for relaxation or as clinical treatments, is an important part of the Hungarian culture.
Hungary is situated in the low, flat area of the Carpathian Basin, with a gently undulating landscape of hills and plains, and it features one of the largest continuous grasslands in Europe. Perhaps equaling these sights, are the wonders awaiting intrepid adventurers in the depths below the country. The very same elemental forces that brought about its thermal springs, also created hundreds of kilometres of limestone caves through erosion, a portion of which are navigable with guides and an even smaller portion that have been fitted with paving and steps for organised tours.
Not only the landscape, but also the culture and the people of Hungary also show great variety Traditions and regional customs have developed in all aspects of everyday life from food to music and dance, and from clothing to decor. These lifestyles have been kept alive through the ages, though of course the modern world and all innovations in communication and conveniences are not lacking here. Larger cities and especially the capital, are powerhouses of new ideas in all aspects of business and even leisure.
Finally, while Hungary may seem so far from our everyday life, it is actually closer to the rest of Europe than one might think and can be reached in a variety of ways! Most international flights of conventional and budget airlines come to Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport which is 2,5 hours drive away, or Debrecen International Airport which is just 45 minutes’ drive from our Pilot training Location in Nyiregyhaza. As a member of the European Union since 2004, no specific visas are required for those arriving from within Shengen countries.
The currency in Hugary is called Forint, and the conversion rate is roughly 1€=300 HUF. Visitors are often amazed by the favourable Hungarian prices, as everyday living is only a friction of those in Western European Countries.
An other benefit of training at Nyiregyhaza is the college campus environment, where the cadets can socialize among not only other pilots, but many other students from various study fields. We believe this is also an important factor, when choosing a training centre – as this two years will be demanding, yet it should also be fun.
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