Poland Receives First Two M-346 Trainers From Alenia Aermacchi
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09:45 AM, November 16, 2016
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Aermacchi M-346 advanced jet trainer aircraft (Image: Leonardo)
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The Polish Air Force has received the first two M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) from Alenia Aermacchi.

The aircraft flew in formation with the TS-11 Iskara trainers on Monday which were sent to welcome the new airframes, The Aviationist reported Tuesday.

During their approach to DÄ™blin, the “Master” jets, locally named “Bielik” (Polish for white tailed eagle), flew in formation with the TS-11 Iskra trainer aircraft which were sent to welcome the new airframes.

The delivery of the first two of 8 aircraft was preceded with long preparatory stages, as it required the Polish pilots to be trained at Lecce-Galatina airbase, in Italy, home of 212° Gruppo (Squadron) belonging to the 61° Stormo (Wing) of the Italian Air Force, the flight school that operates the T-346s (this is the ItAF designation) in Italy, the report stated.

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