The Yak-3 Steadfast
At Fighter Pilot, we offer you an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in the world record holding Yak-3 Steadfast. This aircraft holds an ‘unheard of’ grand total of nine world records.
The Yak-3 Steadfast was a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft that proved to be formidable in the art of dog fighting. Its incredibly efficient and maneuverable power-to-weight ratio allows for precision close range aerial dogfights.
The Yak-3 Steadfast is bound to impress you with its elegant aerobatics and combat maneuvers of up to 4 Gs. It will amaze you with its world-renowned race-speed acceleration and climbing ability, which broke the international world speed records in 2011 by reaching 655km/h over a 3km course in Utah.
This aircraft will shift all your expectations and understanding of fighter jets, and maybe even aviation technology more broadly. Light and agile, yet staggeringly robust, you’ll feel like anything is possible when you’re soaring through the sky in the Yak-3 Steadfast.
|Weight:||Empty 4,641 lbs., Max Takeoff 5,864 lbs.|
|Wing Span:||30ft. 2.25in.|
|Maximum Speed:||407 mph|
|Armament:||One engine-mounted 20-mm ShVAK cannon
Two 12.7-mm (0.5-inch) UBS machine guns
|Number Built:||4,848 (Original 1940s-era models)|
|Number Still Airworthy:||At least 5 newly-manufactured aircraft.|
Video - Yak-3 Steadfast - Strafing Straddie
Happy customer testimonials
What a blast – another adventure off my bucket list. My father was a WW11 Spitfire fighter pilot and was awarded a DFC & Legion of Honour for his role in D Day. He has now passed and I have always wanted to experience a flight in a WW11 fighter. My first wish was a Spitfire and if not available a P51 Mustang.
What an awesome experience in the back seat of Steadfast.. super helpful and friendly team and the flying experience was entirely out of this world. How many can say they have flown in a formation with and tail chased a Mustang while flying in a World Record holding Yakovlev.. simply beyond words!!!!! Real Bucket list stuff!
“Dream come true! Went out in the Mustang with super-pilot Cam and had the time of my life! Heaps of fantastic aeros and awesome views of Brisbane and Moreton Bay. It was an awesome experience being inverted in a barrel roll and a loop. This is truly a bucket list experience that I have just put a massive tick beside!”