Yakovlev Yak-52 - The Russian speedster
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As the standard Russian trainer aircraft for many years, the Yak-52 has been designed to handle all positive and negative G aerobatic maneuvers.

Raw Russian power

When your pilot puts the 'pedal to the metal', the powerful engine lets you know you're in one heck of a plane.

Silky smooth cruising

A popular choice for civilian aviation fans, race through the skies with the Yak-52 -powered by a 9 cylinder, 360hp, supercharged radial engine.

The Yak-52

Imagine this – you’re seated inside a Russian aircraft, tearing down a runway. You feel the overwhelming momentum of the plane and as you begin to ascend, feel the force push you further and further back into your seat. Join us for a high-energy experience in one of the worlds most responsive and agile aircrafts.

A classic Soviet primary trainer aircraft which first flew in 1976, the unrivalled Yak-52 was exclusively used in military environments for unrelenting aerobatic and combat training. Since the 1990’s and the fall of the Soviet Union, many Yak-52’s have been exported to the West. Of the approximately 1800 produced to date, most now fly in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

It has a cool maximum speed of 285km per hour, with a climb rate of 1,400ft per minute. This aircraft is a dream to fly – responsive and capable as an aerobatic aircraft. With a roll rate in excess of 120 degrees per second and an impressive vertical performance, the Yak-52 can complete advanced aerobatic maneuvers with masterful and effortless efficiency.

If you’re a thrill seeker with a taste for adrenaline, or if you’re after an introductory taste to gentle barrel rolls, the Yak-52 is for you.

Aircraft details

Video - Yak-52 diving over Morton Bay

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.

John Classic warbird aficionado

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!

Daniel Happy customer

“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!”

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