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(Republic of Poland)
Poland is located central Europe. It is bordered by Russia (Kaliningrad) to the north east, Lithuania and Belarus to the east, Ukraine to the south east, Slovakia to the south, Czech Republic to the south west, Germany to the west and the Baltic sea to the north.
Poland is essentially a land of flat or gently rolling countryside, with 60 % of the land area below 200 m (650 ft). In the far south the Sudeten Mountains forms the border with the Czech Republic and the Carpathian Mountains the border with Slovakia. The River Oder defines the northern border with Germany. The total land area is 304,460 sq km (117,552 sq miles).
The Population of 38.7 million (2000 figure) comprises 98% of Polish origin, 1% German and 1% other ethnic groups. Some 93% of the people are Roman Catholic, 2% Eastern Orthodox and 5% other faiths or non-religious. The capital city is Warsaw.
Summary Narrative History
Timeline - Key Dates in Polish History
Further National Information:
BBC News Profile: Poland
Yahoo Poland page
wikipedia: History of Poland
Civil Aircraft Registrations:
Polish civil aircraft were registered in the series P-PAAA onwards from 1919, then SP-AAA onwards from 1929. Gliders use the SP- prefix with numerical registrations.
An incomplete all-time Polish civil aircraft register listing is here.
Military Air Arms:
Current military air arms-
Air Force (Polska Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej)
Naval Aviation (Lotnictwo Marynarki Wojennej)
Army Aviation (Lotnictwo Wojsk Ladowych)
Historical military air arms-
Air Force [1917-1939]
Naval Aviation [1920-1939]
Polish Airmen in Exile [1939-1945]
Central Government Agencies:
Civil Defence Aviation (103rd Air Regiment) [1972-2000]
Border Guard (Straz Graniczna)
Public Service Aviation:
Medical Aviation (Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe)
Police Aviation (Lotnictwo Policji)
Air Polonia [2001-2004]
White Eagle Aviation
wikipedia: Airlines of Poland
The World's Airlines: Poland
To be added.
Airports, Airfields and Air Bases:
Airports in Poland
Military Air Bases and Airfields-
Military Air Bases Listing - to be added.
Lubuskie Muzeum Wojskowe
Muzeum im Orla Bialego
Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej
Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego
Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej
Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
Key Airshow Dates
Recommended second hand magazine dealers
Polandn Aviation Bibliography - to be added
Aviation Museums Poland
The White Eagles