BG Csaba Ugrik
Future Forces Forum
Ministry of Defence
I was born on 24th October 1967 in Baja Hungary. After secondary final examination in 1986, I attended “Kilián György” Aviation Technical College pilot speciality and I was sent to former Czechoslovakia where I took my degree in 1991. I started my career as a military pilot in Taszár at the 2nd “TURUL” tactical squadron where I served till 1996, when I was transferred to Pápa where I was a member of the 1st “GRIFF” tactical squadron till 2000 where I finished flying MiG-21. Then I was assigned to Kecskemét to the 1st “PUMA” squadron. In 2004 a new department was formed and I took a section chief position and became the chief of Flight OPS in 2008. I became deputy base commander in 2012 and on 11th May 2013 I was appointed commander of HDF 59th “Szentgyörgyi Dezső” Airbase.
I have a proficiency level language examination in English, Czech and Slovakian.
National and International Trainings:
1991 Slovakian National Uprising Airforce College/commander-engineer aviation pilot
2000 English language course, University of Veszprém
2001 Tactical and type conversion school MiG-29 HDF 59th “Szentgyörgyi Dezső” Air Base, Kecskemét
2001 Tactical and type conversion school L-39 HDF 59th “Szentgyörgyi Dezső” Air Base, Kecskemét
2002 NFTC, Canada
2005 Preparatory Language course for Gripen retraining, Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University
2006 JAS-39 Gripen re-training, Satenas Sweden
2012 Simulator training, Sweden
2014 NDC Rome
1992. September – 1996. December, pilot (MiG-21), Taszár
1997. January - 2000. December, Flight Commander (MiG-21), Pápa
2001. January – 2004. September, Squadron OPS officer PUMA (MiG-29) squadron, Kecskemét
2004. September – 2008. March, Section Chief Flight OPS, Kecskemét (MiG-29; JAS-39)
2008. March – 2012. August, Chief of Flight OPS, Kecskemét (JAS-39)
2012. September – 2013 April, deputy base commander, Kecskemét
2013. May, base commander, Kecskemét
Flight hours: 1730
Aircraft flown: L-29 Dolphin, L-39 Albatros, MiG-21 UM/MF/BISZ, MiG-29
UB/B, Jak-52, Z-726, Hawk, Jas-39 A/B,C/D; L-159A/B; SK-60, Mig 29 UB, B, JAS-39 Gripen A,B, C, D, J-37 Vigen, F-16, Tornado
Awards and decorations:
Service Merit Medal Silver Grade
Service Merit Medal Bronze Grade
Service Merit Medal after 500 flight hours
Service Merit Medal after 1000 flight hours
Gold wreath 1st. class title
Officer’s Service Badge 3rd. class after 10 years
Officer’s Service Badge 2nd. class after 20 years
Degree of Ranks:
Second Lieutenant - 07 11. 1991.
First Lieutenant – 01. 01. 1994.
Captain - 01. 01. 1997.
Major - 01. 01. 2002.
Lieutenant Colonel – 01. 03. 2008.
Colonel – 01.09. 2012.
Brig.Gen – 23.10. 2014.