Janusz Centka

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Janusz Centka, Leszno 2014

Janusz Centka (born 20 April 1950, Tonowo) is a Polish glider pilot who has won two European and three World Gliding Championships.[1]

In 2002 he established a world record in speed over a triangular course of 1000 km (144.95 km/h) in the 15m class in a SZD 56 Diana from Ely, Nevada (USA).[2] In 2003, he was awarded the Paul Tissandier Diploma, and in 2004 he was awarded the Lilienthal Gliding Medal by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale gliding commission.[3]

He is a member of the gliding club at Leszno and works as a Boeing 767 captain and flight instructor for PLL LOT.[4]