Aircraft used by Baltic Bees Jet Team is the L-39C Albatros, a tandem 2-seat jet training aircraft. It is developed by Aero Vodochody in former Czechoslovakia.

Now the plane has found wide popularity all over the world, both among private owners and aerobatic jet teams. Airplane is possessing good technical and aerodynamic characteristics. Also it has a simplicity in control. L-39C Albatros has zero-height ejection seats for both pilot and trainee.

  • Maximum speed 560 miles/h
  • Maximum rate of climb 22 m/s
  • Maximum endurance
    (internal fuel) 2 hr 20 min
  • Maximum range
    (10% reserve) 840km 450miles

Engine: AI-25TL 1720 kg (3800 lbs thrust) twin-shaft turbofan jet engine

Wingspan 31 ft
Length 41 ft
Height 16 ft
Wing area 202 ft
Empty weight 7200 lbs
Maximum speed 560 mph
Stall speed (with flaps) 105 mph
Maximum rate of climb 4330 fpm
Service ceiling 37700 ft
Maximum range (10 % reserve): 450 nm