Russian Fighter Yak-3U in the snow

Besides the Yak-3 D-FJAK of Achim and Elmar Meier the D-FLAK of Maxi Gainza is the second Russian warbrid that has been based at Freiburg, right in the middle between the Black Forrest and the river Rhein. The D-FLAK, as the Yak-3U (c/n 0470202) is registered in Germany, is also a equipped with a powerfull Allsion V-1710 V-12 engine, but offers in contrast to the one with the red cowling a second seat behind the pilot, who also has complete flight controls available.

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Yak-3U D-FLAK

TowerThe aircraft is therefore very well suited to teach people on how to fly such a mighty machine, or just to sit down and enjoy the ray power of this fighter!
PreflightThe first flight in Germany was performed by Achim on October, 23th 2004. Together with his brother Elmar the two Yak-Fans are looking for the aircraft and perform all the necessary maintenenace and checks in a most professional way.
After the winterbreak with some more test flights I was given the possibility to go air-air with the beautiful painted Yak in spring 2005.
While the snow was still lying on the slopes of the Black Forrest we had a productive time up in the air and captured the Yak in front of a background that might have resembled the one in front of which this warbird flew in the past.
Of course my sincere thanks for this unique possibility go to Maxi Gainza, the Meiers and Hans, our pilot of the photo-plane, for their trust, cooperation and support for this flight!

 
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The Yak above the the still snowy Black Forest

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Yak photos on the ground

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