Today in aviation history

Today in aviation history – 30th December

On 30th December 1971 in Warsaw died Zbigniew Burzyński. He was one of the pioneers of a balloon sport, constructor and a pilot. He won the Gordon Bennett Cup twice and set few flight records. Burzyński was a participant of Polish campaign in 1939 (he was a commander of observation balloons company), during which he was taken prisoner in Germany and kept there until April 1945. He continued his aerostation activities in Poland after the war ended.

Autor: Redakcja Świat

Redakcja Świat