The Polish Air Force University (Polish: Lotnicza Akademia Wojskowa (since 2018)) is located in Deblin, eastern Poland. The Air Force University is an accredited university for the undergraduate education of officers for the Polish Air Force. It was established in the interwar period in 1927. In 2009 academy started civilian program with four faculties: airplane pilot, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and national security. In 2011 Department of National Safety and Logistics was created, giving the full range of aviation faculties to choose.
Currently, at two faculties and four majors, the Polish Air Force Academy offers the following types of courses: full-time, extramural, postgraduate, professional training and qualifying for the next officer’s rank. The Academy is legally entitled to confer the title of Doctor of Philosophy in the scientific field of study - "machine construction".
Brig. Gen. Piotr Krawczyk , PhD was born on the 1st Dec 1969 in Stoczek Łukowski. He graduated from the Polish Air Force Academy and subsequently National Defence Academy where he obtained his master's degree, completed postgraduate studies in pedagogy and earned a doctoral degree.
After graduating from the Air Force Academy, general Piotr Krawczyk served in the 11th Fighter Regiment and held the positions of a flight commander and deputy squadron commander. In 2000 he was appointed to the position of a research-and-teaching assistant and consequently assistant profesor in the reasearch-and–teaching team. From 2008 to 2011 general Piotr Krawczyk held the position of a senior specialist in the Air Force Command. In 2011 he was appointed to the position of the squadron commander – deputy of the chief of air operations group in the 36th Special Airlift Regiment and subsequently to the position of a senior specialist in the Air Force Command. In 2014 he was appointed to the position of a senior specialist and in 2015 to the position of a department head in the General Command of the Polish Armed Forces.
As of July,1st 2016 general Piotr Krawczyk holds the position of the Rector-Commandant of the Polish Air Force Academy.
General Piotr Krawczyk is the 1-st Class pilot, with the total aeronautical experience of almost 1200 hours of flight time gained by piloting mostly jet engine aircraft. General Piotr Krawczyk still actively flies transport aircraft M-28B/PT glass cockpit version.
In 1993 the European Air Chiefs Conference (EURAC) was established with the main objective finding new methods of study and co-operation among European Air Forces – within and out of NATO. In this context a considerable importance has been given for a common vision in the ways of education and formation of future officers
Consequently the European Air Force Academies (EUAFA) Commanders’ Conference has been established as a forum of experts in order to exchange information, co-operate and identify areas of common interest to carry out activities, with the largest possible participation of all the member nations, in the field of officer education and training.
EUAFA mission is to encourage mutual education through the sharing of information on officer training by promoting academic and military exchanges concerning cadet and instructor training.
The (EUAFA) Commandants’ Conference comprises of the Commandants of the Air Force Academies of the following European countries:
The members of the conference annually elect a Chairman, who is responsible for the preparation of the meetings and who acts as Point of Contact (POC) for all members.
The Chairman, who is appointed for one year for the period between two Commandants’ Conferences, is the Commandant (or his representative) of the Academy that is designated to host the conference at the end of his term.
Experts’ Working Group
In order to find common elements within the syllabi of the EUAFAs a Working Group was established in 1998. The ultimate goal was to identify portions of the individual training and education programs that might be suitable for common training and/or mutual exchanges
The EUAFA Working Group is responsible for the following tasks: view the member nations syllabi and focus on common fields within which to provide a basis for future co-operation in training and cadet exchanges; gather, update and disseminate the Databank (available at the website, and updated by the appropriate Working Group member) containing:
An overview of educational systems.
The structure organisational diagram of each participating country.
The educational syllabus of each academy.
The pilot education, training and timeframes in each academy.
In order to achieve a better understanding regarding main areas of training in each country’s officer training syllabus and from which common areas of interest could be found:
Discuss and prepare agenda items for the following EUAFA Commandants’ Conference
Present the findings of the Working Group Meeting including proposals for future activities to the following EUAFA Commandants’ Conference