October 7, 2005 (by Anonymous) - Poland will send an additional group of up to 24 pilots to the US for conversion onto the Lockheed Martin F-16C fighter. For that purpose Poland received USD40 million.
This move will see a total of 37 Polish pilots begin advanced tactical training on Polish F-16C/D Block 52M+ fighters after the first eight arrive in Poland
late in 2006. At least seven of these pilots will be trained as instructors.
Poland will have to conduct all operational conversion incountry as the Polish F-16C/D Block 52M+ aircraft differ considerably from those used by the US Air Force