Remarks: An immaculate participant at the 11th Great Vintage Flying Weekend. This example, still on the Hungarian register. is a four-seat, fully aerobatic utility aircraft developed from the Yak-18 primary trainer to train Aeroflot pilots. It is powered by a Vedeneyev M14P 9 cylinder radial engine.
Remarks: A participant at the 11th Great Vintage Flying Weekend, seen here is the cockpit of this Hungarian registered aircraft. Note this mix of traditional and modern instrumentation, in both English and Russian texts.
Remarks: After a day at RNAS Yeovilton in glorious November sunshine, capturing the last rays of the sun glistening off the gloss black Hawk was a real bonus. Note the efflux from the underside vent as it taxies out for a departure on runway 27.
Remarks: Seen at the 11th Great Vintage Flying Weekend, parked up on the flightline under a cloudy sky. These aircraft, which are available either ready built or as a kit, have good performance, cruising at 135kts but with a stall speed of only 32kts.
Remarks: This aircraft was built to HAS 1 standard at Yeovil and served with 706, 819 and 814 Naval Air Squadrons. It was converted to HAS 2 standard in 1979 and served with 824 and 826 Naval Air Squadrons. After ditching into the sea in 1982 it underwent repair and was converted to AEW 2 standard spending the 1990's with 849 Naval Air Squadron, serving aboard HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal. Converted to ASaC 7 standard in 2001. First photo of this aircraft on the database.
Remarks: Seen taxying out for a sortie in the warm light of a glorious November aftrenoon. Taken at 400mm focal length, the buildings behind seem very close to the rotor blades! First photo of this aircraft on the database.