|Come down to Thornbury Harbour to watch and listen to a free 10 minute World Class Aerobatic demonstration by Gordon Price, retired 747 Captain, RCAF CF-104 Nuclear Strike Pilot and past Canadian National Aerobatic Champion, perform his version of a ‘Geriatric Air Show’ at the age of 70. The show starts at 2:00 pm on Canada Day followed by an après fly at The Dam Pub.|
The airplane is very special. Gord is flying a Russian YAK-50 designed for the Russian Military as an advanced aerobatic trainer. This particular aircraft is serial number 01 and was the very first Yak-50 produced in 1972 at the factory in Smolensk, Russia. The Yak-50 the largest aircraft to fly in FAI sponsored World Aerobatic Championships with a wingspan of 9.5 metres and a weight of 900 kilograms. Speeds during the performance will range from minus 100kph to plus 400kph and G forces will range from +8 to -5.
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