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    Polish Aviation Day [VIDEO]

    August 28 marks the anniversary of the victory of a prominent sport and military aviator Franciszek Żwirko and an aircraft designer and aviator Stanisław Wigura in the International Tourist Aircraft Competition in 1932, informs the Chancellery of the Prime Minister on Twitter.


    “The Aviation Day, observed in Poland on August 28, has been established to commemorate the victory of famous pilots Franciszek Żwirko and Stanislaw Wigura in the prestigious Challenge Touring Aircraft 1932 Competition in 1932. The holiday honours military and civil aviators as well as aircraft designers and manufacturers,” the Presidential website informs. 


    What is more, Polish Aviation Day combines civil aviation, military and aerospace industries. “During the era of the Communist Party rule, the Aviator’s Day was celebrated: on September 1st – to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II (years 1945-1950) and on August 23rd – to mark the anniversary of the first flights of 1st Fighter Wing fighters at the Warka-Magnuszewski bridgehead in 1944 (since 1950),” we can read on Chopin Airport website


    “Moreover, by 1931, the Polish Aviation Day was November 5th – the day of the first flight of a combat aircraft with the white-and-red Polish Air Force checkerboards made in 1918 over Lviv by Lt. Pil. Stefan Bastyr and Lt. Janusz de Beaurain. Since 1932, by the order of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, the Polish Aviation Day was celebrated on November 11th,” Chopin Airport informs. 


    Check also the video from the Polish Aviation Day 2020 prepared by 303 Jag Squad ⤵️



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