Polish Aviation Museum, Kraków, Poland

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September 12, 2019


September 11, 2019

General information

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

If the image is blurry, we are awaiting images from the Museum.

Number of exhibited items

Planes & Helicopters: 1-25, Inventory link

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Museum Contact Info

Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: No information available

Getting to the Museum

Address: al. Jana Pawła II 39, 31-864, Kraków, Poland,
Coordinates: 50.077808, 19.991343

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