Both Lance Nicol and Den Harkin are active membes of the YAKOVLEVS DISPLAY TEAM

In the above photo are Lance Nicol and Den Harkin preparing for their next entry.

The Yakovlevs

The team was formed in December 1999 and flew a successful first airshow season in 2000. The Yakovlevs are the UK's premier four-ship formation aerobatic team, flying four powerful Russian Yak-50Unlimited Aerobatic and Yak-52 Aerobatic training machines.

The Yakovlevs display programme demonstrates precision flying at its best as well as the unique capabilities of the high performance Yakovlev aerobatics aircraft. It involves close formation manoeuvres and graceful aerobatics.

This single DVD features the Enjoy Yak 50 and 52 in close formation. Later in the video, Lance takes us for a solo ride and shows us the limits of the queen of the skies.

Visit our YAK 52 page to learn more



Lance Nicol is a former RAF fast jet pilot, amassing more than 3000 hours flying Tornados and Harriers. His final tour was developing operational tactics for the Harrier trails unit at Boscombe Down. He left the RAF for Cathay Pacific Airways in 2000 to fly Boeing 747s. During our DVD program Lance gives us an inside look at his fast flying aviation career.


Capt Den Harkin is an Ex RAF pilot and weapons instructor having flown Jaguars in Strike and Attack roles. Den also served as a Nato Exchange Officer flying F16s with the Royal Netherlands Air Force in the Air Defence role. He is now with British Airways where he has flown Lockheed Tristars, Boeing 747s and 777s and most recently the Airbus 319/320s.




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