At the premises of the 41st Training Air Base in Deblin a withdrawal ceremony of the TS-11 Iskra bis A trainer aircraft was held. The Polish Air Force will no longer use these jets for advanced training of its future pilots.
From this moment cadets of the Polish Air Force University in Deblin will undergo training of turboprop PZL-130 Orlik TC-II trainers and Leonardo M-346 Bielik (Master) advanced jet trainers (New M-346 Bielik trainers in Poland, 2020-10-21). Actually, TS-11 Iskra aircraft haven’t been used for training purposes since 2019.
At the beginning of 2020 the Polish Air Force had 36 PZL TS-11 Iskra bis A trainer aircraft in its inventory. This platform has been operated by the PAF since 1963. The remaining jets will most likely be transferred to museums or be scrapped.