Brand new Mi-8T for the Gelbejimo Tarnyba (literally: The Rescue Service) of the Lithuanian Air Force. It is ex Aeroflot CCCP-25613. Sadly the helicopter was involved in an accident on 26 March 2003 and was subsequently written off.
Looking at the paint scheme, it is obvious that this Yak-52 is an ex DOSAAF aircraft. The team at Šilutė was in the process of applying Lithianian Border guard markings on the aircraft during the visit. It has since been transferred to the civil register as LY-AXT.
When 'Yellow' was scheduled to fly his last mission on 312 Squadron, it was decided that it would be great if he could get a proper sent-off. Some yellow water based paint was sourced and applied to both sides of the tail. A rather surprised pilot flew indeed his last flight in this aptly marked aircraft, commemorating Yellow's departure from the Squadron. The paint was removed again immediately after his flight! Barely visible under the paint is its serial J-255 and the 315 Squadron badge.