Peter Besenyei is the world’s most successful aerobatic pilot. Ten-times Hungarian national champion, eighteen times “athlete of the year” in motorized aerobatics. He achieved more than thirty podium finishes at European Championships, World Championships, and World Cup races. In recognition of his sporting achievements, Árpád Göncz was awarded the Presidential Gold Medal of the Republic, and he received the Paul Tissandier diploma from the International Aviation Federation. In 2008, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.