Yakovlev Yak-18T Warbird VH-IBT Pops into Rockhampton Airport
On Monday 6 March, Yakovlev Yak-18T warbird VH-IBT was spotted briefly calling into Rockhampton Airport. It looked to fly South from Mackay where it appears to be based.
The Russia built warbird is powered by a single Vedeneyev (Ivechenko) M-14P Piston engine. It was also interesting to note that VH-IBT has its past registration marking (CCCP-44293) and home-country (Kazakhstan) under its current registration marking. There is also an import badge for Red-Star Aviation.
After taking on fuel, VH-IBT reportedly returned to Mackay Airport.
Thanks to local plane spotters Trevor H and Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!