"Yak on the Prowl" with Russian AF markings: this has to be one of the most remarkable colour schemes going round on a civil aircraft! Seen here taxing in after an formation flight with the Russian Roolettes at the Wide Bay International Airshow. Good one Jim!
This aircraft presented something of a mystery! Sister-ship VH-YKO was damaged in an accident at Archerfield on 22 Nov 2006. Because the aircraft are used for warbird adventure flights and all the publicity brochures showed VH-YKO, replacement VH-YRO was painted in identical markings, even down to the 'bullet holes' and VH-YKO's cn on the fin! This aircraft was first registered in Australia on 11 July 2006. Incidentally, the fuselage code is the owner's initials.
The leader of the "Russian Roolettes" Yak and Nanchang formation team waves to the crowd as "Rusky Business" in Russian AF colours taxies in at the Wide Bay International Airshow. This aircraft was first registered in Australia on 1 August 2005.