Welcome to Yak Association
A unique initiative
In the Netherlands we only have two comparable
airplanes from the period of the second World war namely the English
Spitfire and the American Mustang P-51. This initiative to make
this historic picture complete is unique. The forgotten fighter
of WOII is coming to the Netherlands. Holland will receive a Russian
Yakovlev Yak 3-U to serve as an example of the Russian Fighters.
This fighter is has with two seats and
is equipped with a set of dual controls, so the Yak can
be controlled from both seats. Driven by its 14 cylinder,
30 liters 1200HP strong air-cooled engine the Yak has almost
Unlimited performance. Aerobatics, dogfights or ‘straight
en level’ with speed well over 500 kilometers an
To keep an airplane like the Yak in
good flying condition takes a lot of effort. The initiators
plan on taking the Yak 3-U all over Europe to participate
in the many air shows and fly inn’s It is a known
fact that air shows is one of the top three attractions
that does attract the most public.
The initiatrs are convinced that this unique
aircraft cannot be missed in the West European and the Dutch air
space. The place where the Yak will be stationed is the airfield
of Lelystad, where a fitting hangar was found. There at Lelystad
airfield close to the Aviodrome airplane museum, were we have found
good maintenance facility’s. This still public friendly airfield
is due to its small size the ideal home base for the Yak.
Often we see aviation related footage on special
interest tv-cannels like Discovery- channel and National Geographic
, but also on the news we see on a regular basis these air show
demo’s. In order to keep a healthy exploitation we would
like to create a possibility for sponsorship. This can be achieved
by putting the name of the sponsor on the aircraft and on the website.
Also we can show up at company meetings, presentations or perform with special
demo’s at a location desired by the sponsor. We would like to be in contact
with possible sponsor, and exchange ideas about the possibility’s we have.