Our latest Yak 52 was built by Intreprinderea De Avioane Bacau, Romania as c/n 8910001 in about 1989 and registered in the Russian Federation as RA-02149.
It was sold to the UK and became G-IMIC on 21-08-2002. It had wheels up landing at Seething, Norfolk 01-12-2009. It was cancelled from the UK civil register on 17-11-2011 and exported to New Zealand.
It was assembled at Ardmore by Huib Volker of Hawk Aero Ltd, and some upgrading work was carried out including the installation of a 3 bladed propellor. It doesn't have the shutters fitted at the front of the cowling as apparently they are not really needed in New Zealand conditions.
Thanks to Huib Volker for the above 2 photos.
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