The 19mm-long, nine-carat gold Caterpillar Club Irvin pin, with red amethyst eyes was awarded to Captain Stanisław Król before he was executed by the Gestapo.
A military aircraft carrying PLN 90,000 (EUR 22,230) worth of protective medical supplies to help Azerbaijan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic took off from Wroclaw airport in western Poland on Thursday, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
The parts belong to an Ilyushin Il-2, a ground-attack aircraft that was one of the mainstays of the Soviet Air Force.
Kraków Airport in southern Poland has signed a contract for the expansion of its apron. The nearly PLN 134 million (EUR 29.4 million) project will add 15 new slots for code C aircraft.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya, the world's biggest airplane, will bring to Poland 400 tonnes of protective equipment purchased by the country's copper conglomerate KGHM and fuel firm Lotos, KGHM said in a news release on Tuesday.
Dubbed ‘Flying Death’ by the Germans, Stanisław Skalski saw action in Poland following the outbreak of war, later becoming the first Pole to command an RAF squadron. Miraculously avoiding death twice, after the war it seemed his luck had run out when he was arrested by the secret police on trumped up charges of espionage, tortured for over a year and then sentenced to be executed. But again, he survived.
Students from Kraków's AGH University of Science and Technology have become the first students in Poland to build a solar powered aircraft. Its maiden flight took place on Wednesday at the Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków.
US-visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda opened the Polish Business and Innovation Week in the state of Nevada on Saturday. The event is intended as a cooperation platform between US and Polish enterprise, among others in aircraft and space technology.
The defence ministry is looking to replace its current fourth-generation F-16 planes for 32 new fifth-generation F-35a jets from US defence firm Lockheed Martin.
Among those keen to snaffle up the 2mln EUR jet is Iron Maiden’s Aces High singer and keen pilot Bruce Dickinson.