The AeroStars' team consist of one Super Yak-52 and five Yak-50 aircraft.
The Aerostars are one of the longest serving civilian teams still flying in the UK! And 4 members of the team have flown in every season!
The sight and sound of the Aerostars’ six radial engined Yaks, with their breathtaking routine of close formation aerobatics, synchronised and opposition manoeuvres has delighted airshow audiences since 1997.
The display commences with a series of full formation aerobatic figures – the Aerostars remain the largest civilian team in the UK and our 6 ship aerobatics are not matched by any other team in the UK. The display will also feature aerobatics by smaller elements of the team. Complex vertical aerobatics, opposition passes and figures, and gyroscopic manoeuvres will be flown by 3 and 2 ship formations. In addition, our soloist will demonstrate the power, grace and vertical abilities of the Yak 50. Watch out for full formation downwards bomb-burst and our exciting 6 ship on-crowd break to finish - both photo opportunities not to be missed!
The display pilots are led by Phil Ansell (Team leader), and include Andy Hammond (Aerostar 2), Jeff Stow (Aerostar 3), Mark Rijkse (Aerostar 4),
Gene Wilson (Aerostar 5), Gabriel Barton (Aerostar 6), and Mark Levy (Reserve Pilot).