January 18, 2018 - The Yak-110, an innovative aerobatic airplane created by attaching two Yak-55s together and adding a jet engine in addition to the two radial engines, is slated to appear and perform at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 for the first time ever.
The primary builder of the Yak-110, Dell Coller, EAA 683852, said he believes Oshkosh is the perfect place to bring his new experimental airplane.
“I can’t think of a better place to bring this airplane in its first year,” Dell said. “I think everybody who attends the show is really into experimental airplanes, obviously with it being the Experimental Aircraft Association. I think they’ll really enjoy seeing this airplane do its thing.”
Jeff Boerboon, EAA 363600 and pilot of the Yak-110, said he’s excited to fly the airplane at AirVenture because he knows the audience will be uniquely prepared to appreciate the one-of-a-kind nature of the aircraft.
“That’s the great thing about Oshkosh, there’s a lot of savvy people there who know about this stuff,” Jeff said.
Although he admitted it was a little more advanced than his first forays into homebuilding, Dell said the basic skills taught by EAA made up the basis of the knowledge that allowed him to tackle building the Yak-110.
“It kind of all started with the basic skills you learn in the EAA workshops, through the magazine, and all the other resources,” he said. “All of the things that allowed me to do this project started with the basic homebuilding skills.”