Plaque commemorating captain Paweł Lipowczan

Pawła Lipowczana street


Pawła Lipowczana street

Paweł Lipowczan was born on July 1, 1933. He was a Polish pilot, engineer, parachute jumper and a member of Warsaw Flying Club. One of Paweł Lipowczan’s biggest achievements in parachute jumping is world record in precision (accuracy) of landing. Moreover, he set world records in 1955 — jump from an altitude of 1,500 metres, precision of landing — 25.2 m; in 1956 he set two records in landing precision at night; in 1957 he jumped with a parachute for the 5,000th time and in 1967 he won the VI Warsaw Airplane Competition.

Paweł Lipowczan was an experienced captain of Polish airlines PLL LOT. He worked there for 15 years. He flew a total of 12,000 hours, including 3,000 hours as a pilot. He was the last captain of the Ił-62 SP-LAA „Mikołaj Kopernik” airplane which crashed on March 14, 1980 as a result of engine failure during an approach to emergency landing near Okęcie airport.

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