Mr. Hazel is a UK coworker of mine. He started flying a few years ago, after I joined the group we both work in. At this point, he has way more overall hours than I do. He decided he was interested in aerobatics early on and has been pursuing that. Of late he has been competing in the Pitts. He flew the Pitts twenty-eight times in August for times as short as eighteen minutes; long enough to go to the practice zone, do the routine once or twice, and fly back.
He has a share in a Yak-52; a Soviet trainer. This thing is rated to +7 and -5 gs, which is the basis for the name of the share-owners' web site. The video is of him flying the Yak.
We're planning to go flying in the Yak on Thursday. I'm strangely looking forward to it though I know I'll be terrified much of the time. I asked him if I should bring my own bag; he said no, that the plane has some but that we'd only do gentle things. Rolls, loops, that sort of thing. And that it was usual to feel a little queasy.