And M14P Maintenance Training
(Yak 52TW Specific Training Available)
This course was developed to improve the operational safety of the Russian designed and Romanian built YAK 52 aircraft by educating both owners and mechanics on how to properly maintain these aircraft. The aircraft, its radial engine and its unique systems are unlike any American built aircraft the owner or his mechanic may be familiar with. Because of this uniqueness, the training offered in this course is designed to familiarize owners and mechanics with the aircraft and its systems and to give the owner and his mechanic the confidence it can be maintained to the same high standards as any Standard Category certificated aircraft manufactured in the U.S.
In this course the student will learn the unique Yak 52 aircraft and its systems and how to properly maintain them. The student will also learn the basics of maintaining the M14P radial engine. Additionally, upon completion of this course, the student will be armed with adequate knowledge of his aircraft to assist his A&P mechanic with the aircraft’s annual condition inspection in accordance with FAR 43 Appendix D.
This course is not intended to instruct Yak 52 owners or mechanics in the basics of aircraft and engine repair such as sheet metal repair or removal and replacement of fabric on the Yak 52 moveable control surfaces or the removal and replacement of major engine components such as cylinders or accessory cases. Major repairs of this nature should be accomplished by or under the guidance of an A&P mechanic with significant knowledge and experience of the repair to be accomplished and of the Yak 52 aircraft and the M14P engine. Owners with minimal mechanical aptitude or experience should not attempt repairs to their aircraft and should seek the assistance of a person or mechanic with specific knowledge of the Yak 52 aircraft and its engine.
Confidence in your aircraft starts with proper maintenance. Proper maintenance will assure the owner of many, many hours of enjoyable, trouble free flying. If a problem does occur, it is very likely that the owner who is involved in his aircraft’s ongoing maintenance program will be able to diagnose the problem, most of the time without the need for specialized assistance.
"If you want to get to know your Yak on a more up close and personal level, Dennis is the right person to make the introduction. His course is systematic, informative, and full of pearls of wisdom that make owning a Yak a more enjoyable experience. The lecture immerses you in the systems, and the hands-on portion brings it all together. Overall a great learning experience. My mechanic and I came away with the confidence to maintain the plane properly, and Dennis remains available by phone as an ongoing resource." Dr. John Glazer, Fort Myers, Florida
“I wanted to let you know what a great time I
had at your Yak class! It was the best Aviation oriented learning experience I
have had in a long time and I want to thank you for that. Well done, good
presentations, and personal interaction at its best.
"This course was just what the doctor
ordered. As a new YAK owner, many systems and procedures were simply"magic".
After Dennis gave the academics and hands-on training, I felt much more
comfortable working around and flying in my YAK. Thanks for coming all the way
to MI to spread the good word! Dan Booker, Fremont, MI N152JB
"I learned more about my Yak during your course than I did while getting
my A&P ticket. If you own a Yak or CJ, you need this course. You'll make
the money back, ten fold, in preventive maintenance and knowledge!!!
"Thanks so much for doing such a good job
training us. I personally learned a lot about how the various systems work,
where the components are located, and how to inspect and service them. Your
slide presentation was excellent and your explanations thorough and
"Just a quick note to say it was a
pleasure to meet you and attend your class. I was very impressed at the
completeness of your maintenance training and your depth of knowledge of my
Yak and the M14 engine. The classroom time was very thorough but as I am a
visual person the hands on time we spent with the plane was invaluable. I
would strongly recommend your training class to any Yak and M14 owner.
Hope to see you again soon."
"Dennis, just a short note of thanks for the two day maintenance course I recently finished. As a new owner of a YAK 52TW with almost no idea of what I could and probably couldn't do your course gave me the confidence and more importantly the knowledge to perform far more maintenance actions than I thought I could do. The lead in Power Point presentation clearly went over the airplane systems. Then the hands on portion reinforced the lecture material. At the end of the course I felt confident in performing the maintenance actions needed to keep the YAK in good and safe operating order. I would recommend this to anybody who has just purchased this type airplane and particularly for folks like me who have never owned an airplane or performed any kind of maintenance on an airplane. Thanks for a job well done".
John R. Casper
"Thanks for the time and effort you put into the Yak maintenance course. I would recommend this training to anyone operating a Yak 52 or an aircraft with the M14P engine. The course syllabus, the classroom material and your knowledge of the systems are excellent. The part I enjoyed the most was the hands on work in the hanger, and your assurance that there are no dumb questions. I know that I have a better understanding of the Yak systems and the operation of the M14. This knowledge will be invaluable."
Jimmy Fordham, Yak 52
"After completing the YAK52 maintenance seminar at your
facility, I came away with a high degree of confidence in my ability to maintain
the various systems particular to this machine. Without doubt it is necessary
for any pilot/owner new to 52's to understand what goes on behind that big
radial engine. Dennis carefully explains the operation and maintenance of
all systems and provides the hands-on knowledge necessary for safe mechanical
operation and upkeep. It was time and money well spent."
" Thank you again for your time and expertise. The training course was invaluable!! I was extremely impressed with the quality of your course syllabus, classroom material and teaching style. I wish the course lasted a week!! I have a more thorough understanding of what kinds of things to look for upon periodic inspection and I am now confident I can properly accomplish routine engine checks and maintenance thanks to your demonstrations during the training class. As far as value, flying as many hours as I do throughout the year, I will recoup the cost of the class this year alone, by being able to do 100 hour checks and adjustments myself. Thanks Again,"
I was very satisfied with the
course and would highly recommend it to anyone who owns a Yak 52. To understand
the systems allows me to better fly the plane. To understand the maintenance
procedures allows me to notice more in my preflight and to do more frequent
minor maintenance on a regular basis. I think taking the course will make my
flying safer and save me time and money in the future. It was also fun. I would
especially encourage taking the course and doing the annual at the same time as
I did. This worked out great. I got the annual done, got to know my plane
better, and had a good time. Thanks Dennis."
second timer in the Yak 52 arena, I knew there were things I never
quite figured out on the care and feeding of my Yak. And, having worked
4 months on my new paint job and probably another couple of weeks work ahead,
I decided to get help getting N2504U back into the air. After reading your
posts on the Yak List, I knew your help and expertise would fill the bill.
"I just wanted to take a few seconds and
express how grateful I am that you spent the time with us on the Yak systems. As
I told you when I first met you I was not a mechanic nor did I have much
experience dealing with aircraft systems and engines. Being a new Yak
owner and having you work with me sure has made a great difference in my system
and engine knowledge. The time with you has been most valuable and I would
recommend your time and class to anyone. If someone wants to talk to me about
your class I would be more than happy to explain what I got out of it. Thanks
again, and Best Regards,"
" I very much enjoyed having the opportunity to visit Wetumka and complete your Yak 52 Maintenance class recently. I found your class to be informative, professional, and very comprehensive. Although the systems on the Yak are not complex they are unique with respect to your typical civilian aircraft. The photographs and schematics detailing the specific components of each system in the aircraft were particularly helpful. The hands-on portion of the class conducted in the hangar on the second day was the highlight of the course. After attending your course I now have a much better understanding of the Yak's mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, oil, and fuel systems, things I would have spent countless hours (years?) trying to figure out on my own had I not taken your class. I would not hesitate to recommend this class to anyone seeking comprehensive instruction on the components and systems of the Yak 52. Thanks again for an excellent class. Well Done!!"
Yak Driver N624PT
can only state that the 'ROI' on the time and money I invested was way above
'market'! Not only in terms of being able to amortize the money quickly -- as I
am now able to do a lot of work (preventive maintenance and small repairs)
myself but also in terms of knowing and appreciating the inner workings of my
powerful Russian/Romanian bird.
" ..... The course is well designed and presented with a day of classroom including
computer-presented photos and text and a workbook, with photos, designed for
note taking. Dennis is very knowledgeable and has an excellent presentation
style; he is responsive to questions. He presented material that any individual
might spend months (or years) digging out on their own. The second day was in a
hangar dealing with my airplane. We went through about every system - hands on
- with Dennis directing and the student (me) doing the work.
To George Coy, GESOCO Industries,