Company Termikas Ltd. is working in aircraft, engines and gliders world market.
Main goal of the company is to provide high quality overhauled YAK type aircraft, perform their maintenance, repairs, overhaul engines and propellers. We are also allowed to work on Western type aircraft e.g. Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Socata.
We comply with laws and requirements of Lithuanian CAA and EASA Part 145. / more /

Cessna 172 / 2022 04 16 /

Cessna 172 Skyhawk has become the world's most-produced aircraft / more /

Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker / 2022 03 20 /

The first flight of Bellanca CH-300 at Pociūnai airfield / more /

Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker / 2021 12 04 /

The Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker was a six-seat utility aircraft, built primarily in the US in the 1920s and 1930s / more /

Van's Aircraft / 2021 10 07 /

We've been assembling RVs for a number of years / more /

Piper L-4 Grasshopper ( Civil version J-3 ) / 2021 09 05 /

We have completed the repair of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper ( Civil version J-3 ), manufactured in 1942 / more /

Back to work / 2021 08 22 /

Back to work with new projects after holiday / more /

Before holiday / 2021.07.22/

A busy week before summer holiday / more /

Cessna 180 / 2021.06.23 /

Last weekend Cessna 180 flew home to Sweden / more /

Termikas' 30 Years Anniversary / 2021.06.12 /

This year we celebrate our 30th anniversary. You can read our history from the beginning in 1991 up to now / here /


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Exclusive planes in "Termikas". Yak-18A / 2022 09 09 /

A member of the second generation of Russian aircraft designers, and best known for fighter designs, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev always retained a light aircraft design section. In May 1945, Yakovlev initiated design of the Yak-18 two-seat primary trainer. He designed it to replace the earlier Yakovlev UT-2 and Yak-5 in service with the Soviet Air Forces and DOSAAF ( Voluntary Society for Collaboration with the Army, Air Force and Navy, which sponsored aero clubs throughout the USSR ). In 1944, an advanced version of the UT-2 had been built and featured an enclosed canopy and fixed landing gear which bears a striking resemblance to the new Yak-18. The new aircraft flew a year later, powered by a 119 kW (160 hp) Shvetsov M-11 five-cylinder radial engine and featuring pneumatically operated retractable main landing gear and a fixed tailwheel. It entered service as a trainer later that year and was built by Yakovlev up until 1956. Examples were exported to China in kit form beginning in 1950. The Chinese then went on to redesign the aircraft with the designation CJ-5.
The Yak 18’s greatest claim to fame is its use as a night bomber by the North Korean Air Force during the Korean War. The aircraft were modified with bomb racks on the wing center section and flew over UN troop locations at night to drop bombs and harass UN forces. The single most successful attack of the North Korean aviation during the war was destroying of a fuel dump with nearly 5.5 million gallons of fuel in Inchon area in June 1953 by 4 or 5 Yak-18s. The five-cylinder engine reminded many of the US troops of the sound made by early gasoline powered washing machines earning them the name: “Washing Machine Charlie”. The name “Bed Check Charlie” was also used for these night intruders. The Yak-18’s along with Polikarpov Po-2‘s became quite a nuisance until US night fighters began shooting them down.
Other claims to fame for the Yak-18 are an international speed record for class in 1951 as well as being the aircraft used for initial flight training by Yuri Gagarin (1st human in space) and Ken Rowe ( No Kum-Sok: defected with a Mig-15 during the Korean War ). Later, as the need for conventional landing gear trainers abated Yakovlev re-designed the Yak-18 with retractable tricycle landng gear and an Ivchenko AI-14RF radial, 224 kW (300 hp) and was designated the Yak-18A. The design proved exceptionally easy to build and maintain.

From the YAK UK,
Mark Jefferies

YAK-18A GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Crew: 2 Wingspan: 10.6 m (34 ft 9 in)
Length: 8.35 m (27 ft 5 in) Height: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 17.8 m2 (192 sq ft) Emty weight: 1.025 kg (2.260 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1.025 kg (2.260 lb)    
Powerplant: 1 × Ivchenko AI-14RF 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 224 kW (300 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed variabre-pitch propeller
PERFORMANCE
Max. speed: 300 km/h (190 mph) Range: 700 km (430 mi)
Service ceiling: 5.060 m (16.600 ft)    

Before summer holidays / 2022 07 29 /

JSC "Termikas" will be closed for summer holidays 08.01 - 08.16


EXTRA 300 / 2022 07 02/

The Extra Flugzeugbau EA300 is a aerobatic monoplane capable of Unlimited category competition. It was designed in 1987 by Walter Extra, a German aerobatic pilot, and built by Extra Flugzeugbau.
Design of the Extra 300 was based on the Extra 230, an early 1980s monoplane having a wing made of wood. The Extra 300 has a welded steel tube fuselage covered in aluminium and fabric. The midset wing has a carbon fiber composite spar and carbon composite skins. A symmetrical airfoil, mounted with a zero angle of incidence, provides equal performance in both upright and inverted flight. The landing gear is fixed taildragger style with composite main legs and fiberglass wheel pants. The powerplant is a fuel-injected Lycoming AEIO-540 which produces 300 horsepower (224 kW).
The first two-seat Extra 300 made its maiden flight on 6 May 1988, with German type certification following on 16 May 1990. The single-seat Extra 300S flew on 4 March 1992.
The Extra 300 is stressed for ±10 G with one person on board and ±8 G with two. Some Extra 300s are certified in the experimental category in the U.S., while others are certified in the aerobatic category.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Crew: 1 Wingspan: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Length: 7.01 m (23 ft 0 in) Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 10.84 m2 (116.7 sq ft) Emty weight: 677 kg (1.493 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 820 kg (1.808 lb) Gross weight: 950 kg (2.094 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming AEIO-580-B1A 6-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 235 kW (315 hp)
Propellers: 3-bladed Muehlbauer MTV 9-B-C/C198-25
PERFORMANCE
Cruise speed: 380 km/h (236 mph) Stall speed: 110 km/h (69 mph)
Never exceed: 410 km/h (250 mph) G limits: +10/-10g at 1.808 lbs / 820 kg

Mustang P-51 & ScaleWings 70% replica / 2022 06 24 /

P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in April 1940 by a team headed by James Kindelberger of North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission.

The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed, and first flew on 26 October. The cost of production in 1945 was 50 000 dollars.
A total of 15,875 aircraft were produced.
The majority of P-51's remained in the Air Force for a long time, although from 1946 they were gradually replaced by jet fighters. The obsolete P-51 could be bought very cheaply ($1000), so it was also used extensively for personal use. The P-51C won many victories in various air races. It is still used in many places for recreational purposes, but its price has risen to two million dollars.

P-51D MUSTANG SPECIFICATIONS
Crew: 1 Wingspan: 11 m (37 ft)
Length: 9.83 m (32 ft 3 in) Height: 4.07 m (13 ft 4.5 in)
Wing area: 21.8 m2 (235 sq ft) Emty weight: 3.463 kg (7.635 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 5.488 kg (12.100 lb) Gross weight: 4.173 kg (9.200 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Packard (Rolls Royce) V-1650-7 Merlin 12-cylinder liquid cooled engine, 1,490 hp (1,110 kW) at 3,000 rpm; 1,720 hp (1,280 kW) at WEP
Propellers: 4-bladed Hamilton Standard constant-speed, variable-pitch, 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m) diameter
P-51D MUSTANG PERFORMANCE
Max. speed: 710 km/h (440 mph) Cruise speed: 583 km/h (362 mph)
Power/mass: 300 W/kg (0.18 hp/lb) Stall speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
Service ceiling: 12.800 m (41.900 ft) Rate of climb: 16 m/s (3.200 ft/min)
Range: 2.660 km (1.650 mi) Wing loading: 190 kg/m2 (39 lb/ft2)
ARMAMENT
Guns: 6 × 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns with 1,840 total rounds (380 rounds for each on the inboard pair and 270 rounds for each of the outer two pair)
Rockets: 6 or 10 × 5.0 in (127 mm) T64 HVAR rockets (P-51D-25, P-51K-10 on)
Bombs: 1 × 100 lb (45 kg) or 250 lb (110 kg) bomb or 500 lb (230 kg) bomb on hardpoint under each wing

OO-SPA at home / 2022 06 05 /

Photo credit: Skydive Spa


Cessna 208B Grand Caravan / 2022 05 27 /


Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker / 2022 03 20 /

Today people gathered at Pociūnai airfield to see the first flight of Bellanca CH-300.


Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker / 2021 12 04 /

The Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker was a six-seat utility aircraft, built primarily in the US in the 1920s and 1930s. Manufacturer – Bellanca. It was a development of the Bellanca CH-200, fitted with a more powerful engine and, like the CH-200, soon became renowned for its long-distance endurance. Number build – 35.
On July 15, 1933 6:24 AM two Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas flying a heavily modified CH-300 named “Lituanica” lifted off from Floyd Bennet Field to attempt a non stop transatlantic flight. They successfully crossed the Atlantic, however crashed in the forest near Pszczelnik, Poland. Flying replica of the plane is on display in Lithuanian Museum of Aviation, the wreckage of the original is kept in Vytautas Magnus War Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Crew / Capacity: 1 pilot / 5 passengers Length: 8.5 m (27 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 14.1 m (46 ft 4 in) Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 4 in)
Emty weight: 1.032 kg (2,275 lb) Gross weight: 1.847 kg (4,072 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-6 radial , 330 hp (246 kW)
PERFORMANCE
Max. speed: 266 km/h (165 mph) Range: 1.086 km (675 mi)

Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, Bellanca CH-300, "Lituanica", on the 10 litas banknote.


YAK aircraft & RED A03 V-12 Diesel

On March 9, 2009 "Termikas" has signed an agreement with the German company "RED aircraft GmbH" ( Raikhlin engines development ) to modify the Yak-52 aircraft by replacing the standard engine M-14P ( 360HP ) with a new RED A03 V-12 Diesel ( 500 hp ) engine and to additionally install hydraulic and electrical systems.
We performed fuselage and aircraft systems modifications. Company "RED" installed its diesel engine and assembled engine control and monitoring equipment.
With the participation of specialists from both companies, the aircraft was finally assembled and tested in Adenau, Germany. Test pilot - Antanas Marčiukaitis.
In 2010, the aircraft was presented at the largest European aviation exhibition in Friedrichshafen.

Today we present the 4-seater Yak-18T aircraft. "Termikas" and the project engineer Jonas Janušauskas modified and prepared the aircraft for the installation of the RED A03 V-12 Diesel (500 hp) engine. The engine was installed at the company's "RED" base in Adenau, Germany. Test flights were conducted there. At the end of July, the aircraft was registered in the Lithuanian register LY-BID and flew to our airfield. Test pilot – Žilvinas Lidžius.

"Termikas" will now do some work on modifications, testing and aircraft appearance.

We are looking forward to the visit of "RED" representatives soon.
Together with colleagues from "RED", we will tell you more about this project later on.