On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Polish aviation we recall the character of Stanisław Cierniak, a long-term employee of the Institute of Aviation, and during the occupation a member of the secret organization “Air Base” operating at Okęcie airport.
Andrzej Abłamowicz was called the Polish pilot “number one” on account of his experience acquired over 14 000 flights made between 1950 -1984 and performance of the first test flights aircraft such as the TS-8 Bies and TS-11 Iskra. He was the living history of Polish aviation after World War II. The memories of this extraordinary character, so entwined in the history of Polish aviation, were written by Tadeusz Kurcyk. (more…)