The former plane with s/n 833206 was produced, as initiated by the two first numbers in the serial, in 1983. It was first flown by DOSAAFas a military trainer of the former Soviet union. This is sold to Swiss. Today LN-LBS is fronting Yaknorway, and another example is on it's way to the Bergen base. Looking forward to that!
Most pilots had their basic training on these kind of aeroplanes before moving further on to jets. And one curiosity is that the cockpit layout is designed very common to in fact the jets as we can see on the RPM indicator indicating percent and not revolutions.
However, this bird has a Date of Manufacure in 1983 and lisence built in Bauchau Romania. It entered the USSR airforce marked with cyrillian letters 602338.
In 1989 it went to the Ukranian airforce and spent time there until it was testflown for sale to to Estonia registered as UR-B..something not known. First in 1998 it was finally sold to Estonia delivered by truck and a further bill of sale went the same year to a Mr. Bengt Jacobsen, Barkaby, Sweden.
In 1999 it was registerd in a flying club at Estonia before sold to Kenneth Aarkvisla in 2001 still at the same registry.
It was then painted as "09", a nice black paint scheme . In 2002 the Yak was again sent to Estonia for a new O/H and sertification when the letters LY-KEN was abandoned for RA-44498. In 2003 before returning to Norway, it had it´s todays paint scheme "winter camoflage".
Finally the 22.september 2005 it was officially sold and got it´s permanent registry letters LN-HAC, with Håvard N. Iversen and Håvard Dale as the new happy owners.