“Peter Besenyei is the third most famous citizen of Hungary,” someone wrote without naming the second, fourth, fifth or first. However, it is not the serial number that matters, but the “best known” identifier.
Formula 1 world champions Senna and Prost watched with admiration and envy as their flying partner, aerobatic pilot Peter Besenyei, flew under the Chain Bridge in Budapest, which was broadcast by 47 national TV channels on 5 continents. Since then, this maneuver has been part of competitions. An air show host once said: “And now comes one of the best pilots in the world, the pride of Hungary, the wings of the Hungarians.”