Aviation


Over the past few days, the media has been buzzing about the potential transfer of Polish MiG-29 fighter aircraft, originally of Soviet production, to Ukraine, or rather, the failure thereof. Let's take a closer look at this mess.

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The Polish national flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines (PLL, Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) filed a lawsuit against The Boeing Company in a federal court in Seattle on October 26. The lawsuit demands a compensation of no less than PLN 1 billion ($252 million).

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Turkish Drones for Poland
Andrzej (Andrew) Woźniewicz , 8/1/2021

A few months ago, the word spread around the world, which reportedly surprised even the insiders: Poland and Turkey signed a contract for the supply of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat drones for the Polish army.

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The recently celebrated 100th anniversary of the victory over Bolshevik Russia in 1920, among others, became an opportunity to recall the extraordinary history of the Kościuszko Squadron, created in 1919 by American airmen fighting alongside Poles in the war with the Bolsheviks.

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A Wisconsin Air National Guard fighter jet crashed in a sparsely populated, heavily wooded area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula around 8 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, December 8. The pilot was considered missing until Thursday afternoon, and a massive search was under way by the U.S. Coast Guard, local emergency responders, military personnel, and others, according to multiple sources. Sadly, the pilot has been declared dead late Thursday afternoon.

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The year 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The United Kingdom remembers the contribution of 145 Polish airmen, who fought shoulder to shoulder with the Allies against Germany.

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The skies over Great Britain on 15 September 1940, exactly 80 years ago, saw one of the largest aerial battles in history. The day, now known as the Battle of Britain Day, is when the German air force, the formidable and so far undefeated Luftwaffe, conducted its largest and the most concentrated attacks against London

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September 1 is a significant date in Polish and, indeed, world history. Although the occasion of the official launch of the re-born Kuryer Polski in 2020 will hopefully prove significant eventually, it is the memory of 1939 that is intrinsically coupled with this day in the mind of every Pole. It is the day the Second World War started with numerous German attacks on Polish-held territory.

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