The Yakovlevs are the UK's premier four-ship formation aerobatic team, flying four powerful Russian Yak-50 Unlimited Aerobatic and Yak-52 Aerobatic training machines.
The Yakovlevs display programme has been developed for all the family, demonstrating precision flying at its best as well as the unique capabilities of the high performance Yakovlev aerobatics aircraft. It involves close formation manoeuvres and graceful aerobatics.
The team flies Russian aircraft made by the Yakovlevs design bureau. These reliable and robust aircraft were designed for training and world class aerobatic competitions.
Display Pilots: -
Jez Hopkinson - Lead Pilot
Peter Scandrett - Yak 2
Nick Barnard - Yak 2 & Yak 4
Den Harkin - Yak 3
Willy Hackett - Yak 2, Yak 3 & Yak 4
Azat Zaydullin - Yak 2 & Yak 4
Jon Herod - Yak 3
David Morgan - Solo Displays
Jim Schofield - Yak 2, Yak 3 & Yak 4
Dan Denham - Yak 2
Charlie Huke - Yak 2
Further Pilot Information.
The team was formed in December 1999 and flew a successful first airshow season in 2000.
For the 2001 season the teams aircraft were marked in their now distinctive colour scheme also had the unique Super Yak-50 - one of the fastest climbing piston single engined aircraft in the world - as well as the Yak-52 with both aircraft being world exclusives for the Yakovlevs.
Leading the Yakovlevs is the world's most powerful Yak 52, known as the Super 52. This unique two seater aeroplane was specifically developed for the team.
Following in close formation are three single seat Yak 50s. These world championship aerobatic aircraft are much loved for their sparkling performance, manoeuvarability and grace.
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The Yakolevs photographed at the Cotswold airshow (Kemble) 2009.
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