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RICHARD PAVER PROFILES WILL GREENWOOD’S IMPRESSIVE YAK-3UA

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YAK-3

Yakovlev Yak-3UA G-OLEG in flight. ALL RICHARD PAVER
Inside the cockpit.

Will Greenwood is no stranger to display flying and has been a regular member of the Great War Display Team flying a Bowers Fly Baby-based Junkers CL.I scale replica. He also acquired Egyptian-built Bücker Bestmann G-TPWX in 2011 and this trainer monoplane has been a very popular UK airshow participant.

These two provided stepping stones for his next purchase, Yakovlev Yak-3UA, registered as G-OLEG. Only a handful of Yak-3s survive – the most famous being on display in Moscow, plus a Normandie-Niemen veteran in the Musée de l’Air at Le Bourget, near Paris.

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