AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

25 June 1975

First flight of Yakovlev Yak-50, aerobatic trainer aircraft. Between 1946 and 1965, Yakovlev design bureau created, under common designation Yak-18, a series of quite different training and aerobatic aircraft. It included a variant designated Yak-18PM, […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

21 May 1969

Antonov An-26, a twin-engine, turboprop transport aircraft, performed its maiden flight. Antonov An-26 is one of the most-known aircraft designed by the Antonov construction bureau and, at the same time, stays among the best remembered […]

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Beriev A-50U / А-50У

Beriev A-50 / А-50У airborne early warning and control aircraft, NATO reporting name: Mainstay (´41´ Taganrog / Таганрог), static display at International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, Zhukovsky, July 2017. The story of Soviet airborne […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

30 April 1939

V. Kokkinaki and M. Gordienko arrived to New York, after their transatlantic flight from Moscow. On 28th April 1939, at 4:19 in the morning, V.K. Kokkinaki (pilot) and M.Kh. Gordienko (co-pilot) took-off for their non-stop […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

16 April 1969

First flight of Let L 410 Turbolet. The L 410 aircraft was developed in the 1960s, being a response to a then emerging need in the USSR for a modern, lightweight, turboprop-powered short-range passenger and […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Lavochkin La-250A / Ла-250A

Lavochkin La-250A ´Anaconda´ (Ла-250A «Анаконда»), the fourth prototype of high-altitude interceptor, open-air exhibition at the Central Air Force Museum in Monino, July 2017. With continuous growth of the jet-powered aviation, that arrived in the mid-1950s, […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

8 January 1948

Maiden flight of ´aircraft 174´, the jet aeroplane being a base for an early Soviet fighter, Lavochkin La-15 (Ла-15, NATO reporting name: Fantail) Lavochkin construction bureau, also known as OKB-301, is usually being associated with […]