(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

 Yak-3M D-FJAK

Yak-3 D-FJAK

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.

 This 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.


 The 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  approved 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

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open

...and up in the air!

click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open
click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open ---- click to open

recently published

Meiringen WK 2017

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)

Meiringen Swiss Air Force WK 2017
Where? Meiringen, Switzerland
When? March 2017

Alpine Base Meiringen offers a gorgeous setting The airfield is nestled in a small valley in central Switzerland in the canton of Bern. Surrounded by mountains that partly rise up vertically for several hundred meters it is challenging flying terrain, but provides plenty of photo opportunities. Meiringen is the home of the Swiss Air Force's Fliegerstaffel 11 "Tigers", one of Switzerland three F/A-18 Hornet Squadrons, and is also home to the militia Squadron 8 "Destructors" ("Vandalos"), flying the F-5E Tiger II.

Read more ...

more Airshows

Florennes

(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)

Florennes Airshow 2012
Where? Florennes, Belgium
When? 23-24/06/2012

The Florennes Air Show 2012, coinciding with the 70 years of military aviation at Florennes, promissed to become the biggest military airshow on the European continent. Planned in the middle of June the weather unfortunately did not play completely ball, but the flying program promissed many highlights.

Read more ...

more Air-Air

Bücker Bü131 / Tatra T-131 Jungmann OE-APY

(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

Bücker Jungmann air-air
Where? above Bavaria, Germany
When? Autumn 2015

The Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann was the first design of Bücker Flugzeugbau with a first flight in April 1934 and quickly became the standard teaching plane of the Luftwaffe. Originally around 5000 copies were build and used by many airforces worldwide, even still after the end of WWII. Many examples are left today in private hands. They are appreciated by their owners for the ease of maintainability and sheer flying pleasure.

Read more ...

Twitter feed

My Warbird Book

photos on www.airfighters.com

More photos