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“Per Aspera Ad Astra” Exhibition

“Per Aspera Ad Astra” Exhibition

“Per Aspera Ad Astra” Exhibition

An overview of Poland’s most outstanding structures and achievements of the Polish aviation and cosmonautics, all this was brought to you by the Warsaw University of Technology in an exhibition staged at the Main Building from October 22–23, 2018.

This was a rare opportunity to see the only surviving PZL P.11c, a legendary Polish fighter aircraft, or the world’s unique and Poland’s first electric-powered motor glider AOS-71.

Visitors were able to learn more about the most eminent figures in the history of Polish aviation, such as Tadeusz Sołtyk (a sport and flight instruction aircraft design engineer); Stanisław Skalski (a pilot who fought in the Battle of England); and Stanisław Skarżyński (the first Pole to fly over the Atlantic breaking the world’s record for flight distance).

The exhibition was accompanied by a conference with the following speakers:

  • Polish Aviation Institutions and Organizations, including the Air Force Institute of Technology (ITWL), the Institute of Aviation, the Military University of Technology, the League of Friends of Polish Aviation;
  • entities representing the aviation industry, including General Electric, Airbus Defence and Space, Thales PL and Thales Alenia Space; and
  • the Student Research Groups operating at the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, i.e. the Astronautic Student Research Group, KNL, MELAVIO, MELProp and SAE.

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Exhibition video coverage