Colloquially called "Red Radials" we aim to provide Professional skills guidance in aerobatic and formation flying
First Manufactured in 1976 this Russian designed Military Trainer is made for serious fun flying. Unlimited Aerobatics at +7g to -5g within a roll rate of 180 deg per second and inverted flight capability there is no limit on what can be achieved to thrill a pilot. The Yak 52 is powered by the very rugged and reliable Vedneyev M14p 9 cylinder radial engine producing 360hp.
Inspired by the Yak18 but completely transformed by its Chinese designers, the Nanchang CJ6 is a graceful performer. originally fitted with a 285hp engine, many owners have upgraded to the Russian engine fitted as standard to the Yak 52, the ever reliable and rugged M14p 360hp radial. With this lift in performance they really motor along
Other warbird types of similar performance are welcome. We currently have a T34 Mentor and a Wirraway joining in our formations and tactics exercises. Other types that would fit right in would be the Winjeel and CT4 Airtrainer
All members must come to the group with qualifications in aerobatics and Formation Flying. The Red Radials is not a training organisation for these qualifications but once obtained our members are guided through improving their skills in these areas. Standard operating procedures for our formations are compliant with AWAL Formation and Safety Training (FAST)
An excercise to increase your work rate ability and low flying discipline, its great fun flying the pattern and using good old Mk 1 eyeball to hit the target.
This is a test of your aerial ability as well as your eyesight with every cut of the paper roll scoring for your team
Watts bridge in Queensland and Cowra NSW are the current base locations for operations