Zlín Z 526

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Zlin Z-526
Zlin 526 ASF.jpg
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Zlin Aircraft
First flight 1959
Number built 1,400+

The Zlin Z-526 Akrobat is a Czech sports plane used in aerobatics.


The Z-526 was originally designed by Zlin Aircraft in 1959. Its two-seat version is called the Trener-Master

The Z 526's layout was organized with pilot in the rear, and student in front. The aircraft could also be equipped with tip tanks and a constant speed propeller. The Z-526F was introduced in 1968 and was equipped with a 135 kW (180 hp) Avia M 137A engine, the export version Z-526L differed in being equipped with a 150 kW (200 hp) Lycoming AEIO-360 flat four. Single seat versions included the Z-526A, Z-526AS, and the Z-526AFS.

The Z-526 AFM was built between 1981 and 1984 and was powered by a 155 kW (210 hp) Avia M337 engine, had tip tanks and a lengthened fuselage. The aircraft was later developed into the Zlin Z-726.

More than 1,400 Z-526s were manufactured, many for military and private flying schools.


Twin seat version
Single seat version
Single seat version
Single seat version
Z-526AFM Condor
powered by an Avia M337 inverted six cylinder engine giving 210hp(157kW)

Aircraft On Display[edit]


A Zlin Z-526M is on display. [1]

Specifications (Z-526F)[edit]

Zlin Z 526.svg

General characteristics

  • Crew: One or two
  • Length: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.60 m (34 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 15.5 m² (166.3 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 665 kg (1,465 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 975 kg (2,150 lb)


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