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Team Iskry
Team Iskry

Team Iskry (White-and-Red Sparks) is an aerobatic demonstration team of the Polish Air Force which currently displays using seven TS-11 Iskra aircraft. The team is based at 1 Air Training Centre in Deblin, Poland.

The team was originally formed in 1969 at the 60 Training Wing in Radom under the name Rombik, the team flew four TS-11 Iskras. The team grew to nine pilots between 1993 and 1998 and was rebased to the 1 Air Training Centre in Deblin.

The official name 'Iskry' was adopted in 1991.


History
Team Iskry was initially named Rombik (Rhombus) after the then presented aerobatic figure of four aircraft.

The first major display by the team was at the Polish Aviation Ceremony on 17 August 1971 in Deblin. In 1981 the team had a three year break because of martial law in Poland but was reactivated in 1984. In 1991, Team Iskry, as they became known, performed at Zoerstel in Belgium, and Taszar in Hungary. In 1995, they displayed at the Royal International Air Tattoo in the UK. In 1996, in the Czech Republic, "Iskry" was recognized as the best aerobatic team.

During 2000, because of the Air Force structure transformation the "Iskry" team was moved from Radom to Deblin. In 2001, the team displayed at Meeting de L'Air in Istres in France, the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Cottesmore in the UK, and the Radom International Air Show 2001, during which Iskry presented their excellent skills. The team also displayed at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the UK in 2003.





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