PolAF F-16C block 52 #4058
from 6 elt is coming in for landing at Leeuwarden AB during the Frisian Flag excersice on April 14th, 2010.
The squadron was the third and last within the Polish Air Force to receive the Fighting Falcon. In 2008 the unit started to receive the first airframes . The squadron was flying the Su-22M4 ground attack aircraft. With the arrival of the F-16 the unit kept the same role, being that of an air to ground squadron. Operations with the F-16 only started on a higher level from 2009 onwards with the last airframes coming off the Fort Worth production line. Therefore history is still very limited.
Although the build up of the F-16 was very smooth and the aircraft is by far the most modern in the Polis inventory, the F-16 was never operationally deployed till today. The international name for the F-16 is Fighting Falcon, but Poland is one of those countries who has dedicated a local name to it. It is known as 'Jastreb'.