Mojave 2018-13

Factory-built but licensed as an experimental in the U.S. Scott Glaser’s Yak 50 is a personal aerobatic fun machine and his Red Star Pilots Association formation mount. It follows typical Russian/Soviet philosophy with its all-pneumatic starting, braking and gear retraction systems (air doesn’t freeze in the Russian winter) and after a spar AD is built as tough as you’d think a Russian aerobatic trainer would be.

Factory-built but licensed as an experimental in the U.S. Scott Glaser's Yak 50 is a personal aerobatic fun machine and his Red Star Pilots Association formation mount. It follows typical Russian/Soviet philosophy with its all-pneumatic starting, braking and gear retraction systems (air doesn't freeze in the Russian winter) and after a spar AD is built as tough as you'd think a Russian aerobatic trainer would be.

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

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