Gimpy Pilot Report – Yakovlev Yak-52

On Friday 6/7/2013 I had the great pleasure of meeting Roger Baker, a retired airline pilot and owner of N85YK, a 1985 Yakovlev Yak-52. The Yak-52 has been the primary trainer in use in Russia and her client states since the late 70’s. Roger has been importing and flying Yak’s and other Soviet/Russian aircraft for roughly 20 years – he has over 1,500 hours in the Yak-52 alone. I suspect one would be hard pressed to find a better or more knowledgeable introduction to the Yak.

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Pilot (real world, simulator and RC), Engineer, Blogger - all around wing nut! Also, below-knee amputee, snow skier, motorcyclist. Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle.
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