Aerobatic flying requires special training

Posted on July 20, 2020 in Aviation

On May 2, 2020 there was a fatal airplane accident near Zelmer Memorial Airport in Illinois. The FAA is investigating the crash of a single engine two-seat 1996 Yakoviev Yak-52 airplane that killed the pilot. The accident airplane was a 1987 Russian-built Yakovlev Yak-52, a single-engine, low-wing, two-place tandem cockpit airplane.

The Yak-52 was designed as an aerobatic trainer for civilian sport pilots and military pilots and remains popular as an affordable aerobatic plane among many pilots in the US. Aerobatic flying requires special training and pilots must maintain their skill levels in order to be safe.