Friday, 6 April 2018

Wanaka # 3 The Yak 3's

In response to requests for Yak 3 photos.
I make no comment on the landing incident to ZK-YYY - but there is a video clip of this in the links below.
 Above is Fighter Flights Ltd's Yakovlev Yak-3M ZK-VVS  'Full Noise'  (c/n 0470106). 
This is not long back from its Reno Air Race activities.
This is the sixth of the 'new build' airframes from Yakovlev of Orenburg, Russia from the early - mid  1990's.
After a period in the States it came to NZ in a damaged state for rebuild by JEM Aviation at Omaka and entered the NZ register on 08-02-2012 for Graeme Frew and Andrew Fairfax under the Yak 3 Fighter Syndicate. It was relisted to Fighter Flights Ltd on 21-06-2017.

Above we have the Yak-3M ZK-YYY (c/n 1701231). 
This was constructed in 1947 as a Yak-11, based on the Yak-3 but with radial engine, for the Egyptian Air Force.
After a period in the States and the UK it came to NZ for a rebuild by Pioneer Aero Restorations and became ZK-YYY on 18-02-2005 for the Parham Trust.
It joined Dovey Aviation Cunsulting Ltd at Wanaka in December of 2005.

Check out these links Here  and Here and also the links within.

There are numerous other posts on our sister MRC blog found Here  and also on this NZ Civil blog Here

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