Kyneton Air Show 2017 – Part II: Yak-52 Formation Team

The Yak-52 formation team is not a professional display team but is made of some enthusiastic Yakovlev Yak-52 trainer owners. The Yak-52 was originally a primary trainer that first entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1979. They were produced from 1978 to 1998 and operated by numerous countries aligned to the Soviet Union. Following the fall of the Soviets in 1991 many Yak-52’s were sold internationally to private buyers. Variants have been modified to include western avionics and there is also a tail wheel variant, the Yak-52TW of which a couple of examples were flown at the Kyneton Air Show on April 23rd, 2017.

Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team Kyneton Air Show 2017
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team taxiing for take-off – note that two are Yak-52TW tail wheel conversions
Leopard Yak-52TW Kyneton Air Show 2017
The stunning Leopard Yak-52TW
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team take-off Kyneton Air Show 2017
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team take-off
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team take-off Kyneton Air Show 2017
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team take-off Kyneton Air Show 2017
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team – Blue sky!
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team take-off Kyneton Air Show 2017
Yakovlev Yak-52 formation team
Yakovlev Yak-52TW solo display wiith smoke Kyneton Air Show 2017
Yakovlev Yak-52TW solo display with smoke

In my next post I will show some photos from the flying displays by the RAAF Roulettes aerobatic display team and the RAAF Heritage Trainers Flight (CAC Winjeel and PAC CT-4 Airtrainer training aircraft).

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4 thoughts on “Kyneton Air Show 2017 – Part II: Yak-52 Formation Team

  1. That leopard Yak is gorgeous.

    On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:01 AM, Aces Flying High wrote:

    > Deano posted: “The Yak-52 formation team is not a professional display > team but is made of some enthusiastic Yakovlev Yak-52 trainer owners. The > Yak-52 was originally a primary trainer that first entered service with the > Soviet Air Force in 1979. They were produced from” >

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