Poland is prepared to train Ukrainian pilots on the F-16 fighter aircraft, the Polish prime minister said on Friday in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, has paid tribute to Poland's resilience and international leadership over the Ukraine war at a meeting with the Polish president.
The Irish budget airline Ryanair will "most likely" launch one of its two planned European pilot training centres in Poland, the company has told PAP.
Poland’s prime minister has praised Polish and US Air Force pilots serving as part of Nato's Air Shielding operation on the Alliance's eastern flank.
Poland's Territorial Defence Force plans to form an air wing, the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper reported on Monday.
The Spitfire BM597 served with the 315 (City of Dęblin) squadron and the 317 (City of Wilno) squadron, part of the Polish Air Force under the command of the Royal Air Force from RAF Woodvale in Southport, the plane’s home of operations, but served mainly in the North-West from a base in Blackpool, the home of the Polish Airforce during WWII.
Polish pilots will begin training next year on the F-35, the stealth, multi-role combat aircraft due to enter service in the Polish air force in 2024, the defence minister announced on Thursday.
Poland's Senate adopted a resolution on Wednesday commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the role of Polish pilots, among other heroes in view of the importance of the battle for the course of World War II.
The memorial commemorates the Polish “Few” and the 1,900 Poles who lost their lives in the air war.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Polish Ambassador to England Arkady Rzegocki in London on Monday paid tribute to Polish fighter pilots who, during World War Two, fought in the Battle of Britain, the Foreign Ministry has said.