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FARNBOROUGH: Yak-130's engine intakes cause confusion

The new Yak-130, like other russian jets such as the Mig-29, come equipped with an intake blanking system to prevent FOD ingestion. Apparently, due to some confusion about this feature, the Yak-130s were initially not allowed to take-off for their display at Farnborough because their intake doors were closed. ( More...

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Toby Sharp 1
those ATC guys need to let the pilot's worry about flying the planes and concentrate on directing them and assisting them!


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