Darłowo Airport. 2013

Darłowo Airport.

Darłowo airport on the map of Poland
Darłowo airport on the map of Poland

Darłowo airport on the map of Poland
Darłowo airport on the map of Poland

Mi-14 PŁ Nr A1005 2011 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Mi-14 PŁ Nr A1005 2011 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

In 2010, Darłowo Airport was part of the 44th Naval Aviation Base, which also included Babie Doły Airport and Siemirowice Airport. Although it was used by the Polish Navy, it performed typical police and SAR tasks in the Baltic Sea. It was also made available to GA traffic. Darłowo airport is one of those airports in the Republic of Poland that are not threatened with liquidation, despite the disappearance of military features. There was a proposal to transfer Darłowo Airport to the structures of the Ministry of the Interior. Darłowo airport is very specific and has no counterpart in the entire Republic of Poland. Despite its presence in the old militarized area, the airport itself is modern and capable of receiving modern helicopters that Poland could buy.

At the turn of 2010 and 2011, naval aviation underwent another restructuring. Functioning as independent squadron units, they were incorporated into the structures of naval aviation bases. From 1 January 2011, two units are subordinate to the Command of the Gdynia Aviation Brigade: 43. Naval Aviation Base in Gdynia Babie Doły. 44. Naval Aviation Base in Siemirowice and Darłowo.

Gdynia Naval Aviation Brigade (BLMW) is an organizational union of the maritime type of armed forces, i.e. the Polish Navy. There are currently three units in the brigade structure: the Command of the Gdynia Aviation Brigade of the Polish Navy and the 43rd Naval Aviation Base (43 BLotM) and the 44th Naval Aviation Base (44 BLotM). BLMW planes and helicopters are stationed at the airports in Gdynia Babie Doły, Siemirowice and Darłowo. Writing precisely, the 44th Naval Aviation Base has two airports in its structures: Siemirowice Airport, on which planes are based, mainly PZL M-28 Bryza, for various purposes and Darłowo Airport, on which mainly helicopters of various types are based.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman