The Krakow Aviation Museum took over a few buildings and part of the grounds of the Rakowice-Czyżny airfield, one of the oldest military airfields in Europe. Formed at Czyżny in 1964, the museum preserves and exhibits aircraft, engines and other items of importance to the world’s aviation heritage and these form a premier European collection.
The museum airfield was, at the end of the 1800s, home to a balloon detachment of Garrison Artillery 2nd Regiment of Krakow Fortress. Then, in 1912, the Austrian headquarters of the aviation unit called Flugpark 7 was formed there. During 1914, aircraft from Rakowice took part in the defence of Krakow Fortress and then, from 1915, as the war front moved on, the airfield was employed to train crews and repair aircraft for the front-line units.
image :By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK – Cessna A-37B Dragonfly ‘87916’, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72905462
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Getting to the Museum
Address: al. Jana Pawła II 39, 31-864, Kraków, Poland,
Coordinates: 50.077808, 19.991343
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