in tribute to An-2
The biggest single engine biplane. Great example of soviet “гнётся не ломается” (bent-but-do-not-break) technology, heavy duty workhorse from frozen tundra behind Arctic Circle via dusty steps of middle Asia to rainforests in Angola. An airplane with ridiculous stall speed (around 25 knots), so there were cases when An-2 was able to fly backward from ground point of view.
Apart from An-2 standard duties at least once it was used as aerobatic machine in 2006 during Aviation Picnic in Krakow – I was very lucky that I was eyewitness of this show. The pilot lost his job or license (I’m not sure which version is true) next day after ;D