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, […]

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Yakovlev Yak-42D / Як-42

Yakovlev Yak-42D ´RA-42438´, operated by Saratov Airlines (Саратовские авиалинии / Саравиа), approaching Prague-Ruzyně airport, January 2014. In the beginning, there was a Yakovlev Yak-40 – an iconic passenger jet aircraft from the Soviet era, designed […]

AVIATION HISTORY FRIDAY

19 June 1952

The maiden flight of Yakovlev Yak-25 (NATO reporting name Flashlight), turbojet interceptor aircraft. Yak-25 (initially developed as Yak-120) was answering the requirements for a long-range, high-altitude interceptor fighter, to be used in the northern and […]