About us

Built on a passion for aviation Eastern Bloc Warbirds was formed in 2008 by the Saario brothers.

Our Story

Eastern Bloc Warbirds began with the purchase of the Antonov 2.  Since then our warbird fleet has grown to include,


VH-ISK TS-11 Iskra Jet

VH-YVS- Yak-18T


Since 2008 we have flown over 4000 happy flyers.

Meet the Team

Our pilots are highly experienced and have been flying a range of aircraft for over 25 years.

iskra passenger

Pauli Saario

Experienced pilot

an2 passengers 2

Vesa Saario

Experienced pilot


Seppo Saario

Experienced pilot