LIVE: World Aerobatic Yak-52 Championship

RIA Novosti will broadcast live the opening ceremony of the third World Aerobatic Yak-52 Championship on June 23 at 3.40 p.m. Moscow time (11.40 a.m. GMT). Participants from 10 different countries will be performing stunts.

All of the aerobatics are judged by a panel, which scores the participants on the difficulty of the stunts performed, synchronicity, and staying within a precise area or otherwise be docked points. The championship will run until June 30

The Yak-52 is a two-bladed counterclockwise nose prop plane used as an aerobatic trainer for students and is able to fly upside down for as long as two minutes and its maximum speed is 177 miles per hour.

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