Monday, March 6, 2017

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!

Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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