Yak-3 D-FJAK - A Red Star over Germany

During the summer 2003 I have had the possibility to make a photo flight with the then only flying Jak-3 in Germany.
The Jak-3 with the registration D-FJAK is based in Freiburg, a city in the southwest of Germany and beautifully located between the banks of the river Rhein and the Black Forest.

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Yak-3 D-FJAK

TeamThis warbird is one of the few examples that have been rebuild using original parts and spares by Jakovlev in the 1990s. It has been fitted with a powerful Allison V-12 engine and is capable of attaining speed during the flight display of up to 450 mph, thus being a real enrichment for Airshows in Germany and Europe.


PatchThe Jakovlev is owned by Achim and Elmar Meier, two brothers with an exceptional spirit and dedication when it comes to warbirds. Elmar is specialised in maintenance and has a lot of experience when it comes to the restoration of these flying legends. When he has finished his work he hands the plane over to his brother, an Coverapproved flight instructor, who then presents the planes in the air.
Enough of the words now, enjoy the photos of this photo flight.

If you should want to have more specific information about the history of this please refer to the Flugzeug-CLASSIC, issue 01/2004.
I am dedicating this report and the photos to the Meiers and the chaseplane pilot Bernd and would like to thank them for their kind cooperation and confidence!
Thank's for this experience, guys!

 

The Jakovlev Jak-3 on the ground

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...and up in the air!

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