Team „Orlik” was founded in 1998 and is stationed in Radom; it fly on turboprop airplanes PZL-130 Columbinein pl.: Orlik, where its name comes from. The idea of a team was formed in connection with the invitation for the Polish Air Force to participate in air shows Air Tattoo at Fairford, England. Team is recruited of fly instructors. Initially, the team consisted of five aircraft, from 2001 – 7 aircraft. Then team become separate squadron in the 2nd Aviation Training Centre in Radom. Since 2003, the team consisted of nine machines PZL-130 Orlik TC-1, which was one of the few teams flying in such a composition. At the end of 2005, the military authorities decided to suspend the activities of the group. Until then, in 1998-2005 he took part in 49 air shows, including 20 abroad.
In mid-2007 team operations resumed in the new line-7 aircraft (5 machines PZL-130 Orlik TC-1 and 2 PZL-130 Orlik TC-II). The commander was Lt. Col. pil. Arkadiusz Lesniewski. Currently (2014) the whole team years to PZL-130 Orlik TC-II.
Orlik Aerobatic Team in 1998-2005 occurred in international air shows in the UK, Spain, Greece, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, being an award-winning in recognition of pilot skills of its members.
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