Polish Air Force Academy

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Polish Air Force Academy in Deblin [1]
WSOSP Dęblin logo.png
Motto Pro Patria Semper
Established 1927
Type Military academy
Commendant Lt. Gen. Pil. Dr. Jan Rajchel
Location Dęblin, Poland
Campus Deblin AFB
Nickname School of Eagles
Website http://www.wsosp.deblin.pl

The Polish Air Force Academy (Polish: Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska Sił Powietrznych) is located in Deblin, eastern Poland. The Air Force Academy is an accredited university for the undergraduate education of officers for the Polish Air Force. It was established in the interwar period in 1927. In 2009 academy started civilian program with four faculties: airplane pilot, aircraft maintenance, air traffic controll and national safety. In 2011 Department of National Safety and Logistics was created, giving the full range of aviation faculties to choose.

Faculties[edit]

PZL-130 Orlik

The cadets undergo training in one of the following specialties:

  • Jet Fighter Pilot
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Civilian Airplane Pilot
  • Navigator
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • National Safety
  • Logistics

Equipment[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service Notes
TS-11  Poland Trainer TS-11 bis D
TS-11 bis DF
TS-11 MR
54 Turbojet
PZL-130 Orlik  Poland Trainer 28 Turboprop
PZL SW-4 Puszczyk  Poland Light Helicopter 24
Mi-2  Poland /  Soviet Union Utility Helicopter 16 Superseded by PZL SW-4

Many other aircraft visit Deblin Air Force Base on daily basis. Aircraft such as: Mig-29, F-16, PZL W-3 Sokół, C-295 and many others.

In 2009 Civil Aviation Office gave the green light to Academic Flight Training Office. Three Diamonds Da-20 were purchased, with plans for more to come.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSOSP - Strona główna". Wsosp.deblin.pl. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

Coordinates: 51°33′27″N 21°51′35″E / 51.55750°N 21.85972°E / 51.55750; 21.85972