It’s not every day you get the chance to fly in a world record holder Yak-3 Steadfast but this once-in-a-lifetime flying adventure is here for the taking.
- World record holder Steadfast Yak-3
- In depth briefing covering history and capabilities of the Yak-3
- Enjoy 30 minutes of fun in the air
- Optional aerobatics to try your nerves
The World Record Holder Yak-3 SteadFast, holds a grand total of nine world records. Formidable in the art of dog fighting the Yak-3 is incredibly efficient with a power-to-weight ratio that permits precision close range aerial dogfights.
Before strapping in, your pilot for the day, takes you through an in-depth briefing covering the history of the WWII YAK-3, its world records and an overview of its capabilities.
After an up-close look at the aircraft, you are strapped in securely. Powered by the revered Merlin engine, this beast boasts immense power and you'll feel it as the ignition is engaged and the motor starts spinning. The initial roar turns into something far louder as the throttle moves forward and the plane begins its journey down the runway.
At a safe height, the simulation begins with a high-speed attack run through the Stradbroke Island valley’s. You experience the thrill of being low and fast in a WWII fighter. You then move to some classic fighter manoeuvres - combat aileron rolls, barrel rolls, and loops.
Finally, celebrate a victory with a high speed run across Moreton Bay. Then back to Archerfield for a classic buzz and break manoeuvre prior to landing.
For the fighter buff, this experience is as thrilling as it sounds but no words can describe the smells, the sights and nostalgia you experience on the flight. It’s one big, remarkable adventure.