24 t/m 29 April Yak52 training days Wings over Holland/Lelystad (EHLE) airport the Netherlands.
The Redyak 52 is an unique display in The Netherlands. The only one based in Holland (Lelystad, EHLE) used for airshow demo’s.
It was build in june 1996 as a military basic trainer, primary area of use in the former Eastern-block countries, however, in the last 15 years very much appreciated in ‘the west’.
It is still in production and recently bought by the Tjech airforce, and also still in use by the Vietnamese AF.(and the former S.U. off course……).
Current owners bought it in 1996 from U.K. Yak trader and multiple U.K. acro champ Mark Jefferies, originating from a Lithauanian flight school.
Over there it was an aerobatic, instrument and formation trainer, then overhauled in Baau, Romania, then ferried to the U.K., where it was -again- checked by CAA and put on the U.K. register as G-BWVX. After several tests and acceptance flights and a year long struggle with NL-CAA flown in Netherlands+Belgium. Now (from 2000) back to its roots and put on Russian register; RA-1771K. Being maintained by very experienced Russian and Lithauanian technicians (>15 years exp.) who know these planes inside-out! (source: www.redyak.nl).
Thanks to Robert de Vries, Chris van den Broek (owners RedYak).