The Yakovlevs are a UK based six-aircraft formation and aerobatic display team who have earned a reputation for excellence over the last 18 years, delighting well over two billion people in the process, across four continents.

In 2012 the team broke China Central Television (CCTV) viewing figures, attracting more than 380 million spectators over a five-day period when they were displaying at Faku on the North Korean border for the first ever AOPA China Airday.

Consummate believers in pushing the boundaries of high performance, The Yakovlevs exude the highest of standards in every aspect of their operation. The team is a specialist airborne display team flying authentic cold war Russian war-bird aircraft in precise, yet graceful combinations of tight formations and exciting aerobatics, high speed passes and breath-taking crosses.

Our headquarters are at Henstridge Airfield, in Somerset. With state-of-the-art modern corporate facilities, it is an ideal location to meet the team, hold your own meetings or take part in some inspiring leadership development that is based on hard earned experience.

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Slight change to our last video from India. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 7 ( I think).... they all mush into 1.
All aircraft almost built, 3 test flown 2 more today.
Air conditioning is finally on and working.... albeit to 50%. Looking forward to the rest of the team getting out in the next few days so we can get airborne and practice.
Weather has been OK but it is hot and humid. Oh for the Dorset climate. .....More photos coming tomorrow.
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Day 4 here in Zhengzhou China where the team is working hard to get the 6 aircraft ready to fly. It's all a bit busy but we will be ready in a couple more days.
Here are a few photos from the last couple of days... Facebook is banned so it difficult to post... we do it from the UK using email.....
We can see your comments so keep them coming....
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Although we are in China, TeamYakovlevs have made one last compilation video of our wonderful time at Aero India in Bengerlaru.

Hope you enjoy it and looking forward to being back in 2019...

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Well........dinner was interesting... a BBQ but not how you would expect.......😳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Day one for TeamYakovlevs here in China for our 7th visit. Almost 26 hours traveling and team 1 arrive. Nigel and Jez start the rebuild after eventually finding the missing 2 containers... how can you lose 2 x40 ft containers....?
Rebuild area is immense but no power and containers are a good 170 m from the hanger... there is going to be a lot of walking. Hot day at 30-31*C with high humidity. It's a good +10*C more in the steel containers so we will all be losing weight. 3 yaks out and the setup going well... looking forward to Róbert Kiss our engineer arriving in the morning.
Back to the hotel and dinner.... I had forgotten just how Chinese food in China is so very.... very different to the UK....🤢

Bed and jet lagged... Airconditioning in the hotel does not start for another week.... apparently it's not hot enough yet.....rooms at 25*C....so not too bad.
Big day tomorrow. Keep watching....
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