The Grave of Tadeusz Sołtyk

Stare Powązki Cemetery, Plot: 164 Row: III Grave: 16
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Stare Powązki Cemetery, Plot: 164 Row: III Grave: 16

Plot: 164 Row: III Grave: 16

He graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering — Aviation department. He obtained his pilot license at the Air Force Reserve Cadet School in Dęblin. In 1935, he started work as a constructor at the State Aviation Works in Warsaw. During the German invasion in September 1939, he took part in the battle of Kock. After the war, he started to organise the Experimental Aircraft Workshops in Łodź where he first assumed the position of chief constructor and then of director.

The first post-war aircraft to be created at the Experimental Aircraft Workshops in those difficult times were Szpak and Żak.

The accomplishments of this distinguished constructor are outstanding and immense and it is hardly possible to list all the constructions that were designed under his guidance. As many as 17 aircraft designs were created, six of which entered serial production, and three large-scale serial production.

Tadeusz Sołtyk passed away on July 14, 2004 in Warsaw at the age of 95. He was laid to rest with a military salvo.

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