Zelazny is the Poland civil aerobatic display team. Team's members preferred to call themselves Zelazny Aerobatic Group.
Currently, the team performs in the airshows in 3 ship formation (either 2x Zlin Z-50LS – #6 and #7 - and 1 Zlin Z-50LA – #5, or 2 Zlin Z-50LS and 1 Extra-330LC – #8). Since 2012, Zelazny Aerobatic Group added Jerzy "Jerry" Makula, who fly MDM Solo Fox glider painted in inversed Zelazny colours (red instead of white and vice-versa) with number 10 on tail.
The team also demonstrates solo aerobatics, usually on Zlin Z-50LS or Extra-330LC.
Together with the "airshow business", the team is also very active in many other aspects of aviation, such as:
Pilot basic and advanced training - "Zelazny 6" training center.
Training pilots in higher, advanced and unlimited aerobatics.
Participating in the "Always Safe" safe flying courses in Poland (training pilots in conduct in dangerous situations and returning the plane from unusual positions to horizontal flight).
The Zelazny aircraft:
2 Zlin Z-50LA – #4 used for formation aerobatic and #5 - currently not used in airshows and near to retire as the airframe is very close to reaching it's aerobatic flight hours limit.
2 Zlin Z-50LS – #6 and #7, used for solo and formation aerobatic, also hired by non-members of the team for training and participation in multiple aerobatic championships.
1 Extra 330LC – #8, used for solo and formation aerobatic, pilot training in advanced and unlimited aerobatics, also hired by non-members of the team for training and participation in multiple aerobatic championships.
1 Zlin Z-526AFS – #3, used for solo aerobatics when other planes of the team are unavailable (such as in 2008).
1 Zlin Z-526F – #9, used for pilot training in higher aerobatics and Safe Flying events, currently not used in airshows (or used only in static display).
1 MDM Solo Fox glider.
Authors: Mirosław SZALKOWSKI EAGLE and jasiek03pl