Top 10 Aircraft at MKT – 3 – Yak 52
The Yakovlev Yak-52 (Russian: Яковлев Як-52) is a Soviet primary trainer aircraft which first flew in 1976. It was produced in Romania from 1977 to 1998 by Aerostar, as Iak-52, which gained manufacturing rights under agreement within the former COMECON socialist trade organisation. The Yak-52 was designed as an aerobatic trainer for students in the Soviet DOSAAF training organisation, which trained civilian sport pilots and military pilots.
Wikipedia contributors. Yakovlev Yak-52 [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2023 Apr 22, 15:47 UTC [cited 2023 Jul 1]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yakovlev_Yak-52&oldid=1151208673.
At MKT we have had a number of Yak aircraft visit over the years. One has made MKT it’s home for almost two decades. Like the Harvard (to which I have added some fresh recent photographs to that post and photo album) it looks impressive when it is doing aerobatics, thundering down the airstrip or even just standing still.
You might notice a few drifters lurking in the background of a couple of photos.