Pictured taking part in the Soviet flying display for Flying Legends 2010. These things are going fast so getting the settings right, filling the frame, panning and keeping the camera level sure is challenging but rewarding when it comes off!
One of the smallest fighter aircraft operated during the Second World War but regarded as superior in performance to the P51 Mustang and Spitfire. Produced in huge numbers there were more than 4,800 of the type built by mid 1946. (Canon 40D 115mm)
This is one of only two remaining original Yak-3s the other being in the Musee de L'Air in Paris. It was built in the late stages of the Second World War and powered by a Klimov engine, was a poweful adversary to the Germans. It is seen in a Soviet Airforce livery and is on loan to the Commemorative Airforce Museum. The lengthy slogan on this side of the aircraft translates to"The 2nd aircraft from Golovatyy - for the terminal rout of the enemy."