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PZL-130 ORLIK

The fully aerobatic PZL-130 Orlik was constructed by the Polish producer PLZ Warszawa-Okęcie in the 1980ies and is used by the Polish Air Force as a universal trainer plane. As such, it can be compared with the PC-7. Yet, unlike the internationally exported PC-7, the Orlik (which translates as "eagle") is only used for domestic missions.

As one of only a few aircraft worldwide, however, it has the honour to give its name to an aerobatic display team: Team Orlik, the official aerobatics squadron of the Polish Air Force, and their eight PZL-130 are welcome guests at airshows and can also be seen on Friday at AIRPOWER16.

  • © Oren Rozen

  • © Oren Rozen

  • © Oren Rozen

  • © Oren Rozen

  • © Oren Rozen

© Oren Rozen

Facts & Figures

Manufacturer PZL Warszawa-Okecie (since 2001 EADS-CASA)
Length 9.30 m
Wingspan 10 m
Height 3.53 m
Max. speed 480 km/h
Service ceiling 8.534 m / 28.000 ft
Empty weight 1825
Max. take-off weight 2,950 kg
Power plant 1x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25C turboprop
Power 750 HP
Crew 2
Display Flying