The Yakovlevs (Chinese: Weico Yak Display Team) are a British civilian aerobatic team based at Henstridge Airfield. The team have a fleet of nine Yak-50s and Yak-52s, although they typically display with two, four or six. Many team members previously flew for the now-defunct Aerostars UK Aerobatic Team. Most of the team’s displays are in China and India, and to date, the only six-ship displays have been performed in China. The display consists of formation aerobatics and several bomb bursts, and the team are also capable of skytyping.

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