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Jan Kowalski is a racing pilot that competed in the air races with the number 15. He is sponsored by Ryan Aviation. He had competed in the Wings Around the Globe rally race competition.
He competed in the Wings Around the Globe rally race, that had started from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States. He started the race from 9th position. During the first leg of the race, from New York City to Iceland he was on the 6th position. During the next leg, from Iceland to Germany he was on the 9th position. Later on he had finished the 3th leg of the race, from Germany to India on the 10th place. After other competitor of the race, Dusty Crophopper had crashed into the ocean and experienced damages putting him out of the race, Kowalski together with other racers gave him spare parts to help in his repairs allowing him to took part in the final leg of the race from Mexico City to New York City, United States.
Jan Kowalski is an aerobatic and racing aircraft with a dark green livery on the top and light green on the bottom. His wings and vertical stabilizers have a white and red checkerboard-like design. On his sides behind his cabin he has the Ryan Aviation logo. His horizontal stabilizer is dark green with a white and red checkerboard-like stripe on it. He has the number 15 on his left wing and horizontal stabilizer. He has brown eyes.
His model is based on Zivko Edge 540 and Zivko Edge 540 v3 acrobatic planes. His body came from the Edge 540 v3 and the wings and fins of Edge 540.
- Fellow racers affectionately refer to Jan as the "Polish Prankster". His pistons are always firing up ways to mess with his pals - whether it's putting a stink bomb in their exhaust systems or attaching a "Buzz me!" banner to their tails. Savvy racers keep this trickster on their radar, so they don't end up as the rudder of his jokes.
- Source: Meet the Planes
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- His first and last name, Jan Kowalski, are one of the most popular names in Poland, and their combination is a metonymy of typical inhabitant of the country, being an equivalent of the average Joe expression. In January 2020, name Jan was firth most used male name in Poland while Kowalski and its female equivalent, Kowalska, second most popular surname.
- There was a pilot named Jan Kowalski who was a captain in the Royal Air Force and the Polish Air Force, that fought in the World War II, including the Battle of Britain.
- His wings have white and red squares in the checkerboard-like design, which is a reference to the emblem of the Polish Air Force.
- Competition number 15 was also used by: Carl Clutchen, Gordon, Lexi Lowdown, Jan Nilsson, Lightning McQueen, Harvey Rodcap and Max Sharpwork.