Brit Aerobatic Ace Mark Jefferies to fly the Awesome Extra 330LX at Avalon 2013
British aerobatic ace Mark Jefferies is set to put on a stunning, world-class air display at the Avalon 2013 Air Show in the Awesome Extra 330LX. Mark Jefferies has achieved great success and worldwide recognition as one of the most accomplished aerobatic aviators and his many titles include 3rd place in the 2011 World Aerobatic Masters, ranked 10th in the World 2009, and 10 times British aerobatic champion (Advanced and Unlimited Class). Mark Jefferies will perform spectacular manoeuvers, tumbles and spins in the Awesome Extra 330LX, leaving pilots and spectators alike saying “how did he do that?”
Mark Jefferies has been the British National Aerobatic champion at all levels over nearly three decades and a British Aerobatic team member 10 times. Mark started flying air displays in 1984 and has flown shows in numerous aircraft around Europe and has flown by invitation in Australia, New Zealand, Romania, Slovenia, Germany, Holland, Turkey, Switzerland, France, Spain, South Africa, Ireland, Iceland, China, Korea, Scotland, Wales, Bahrain, Dubai, UAE, and Malta. Mark has flown previously at the Farnborough Air Show in 2009 and was invited back again to fly in the July 2012 show.
He holds a BCPL with a Display Authorisation issued by the CAA. Formation qualified as leader of large formations flying with the Aerostars for 4 years in number 2, 4, 6 & 7 positions, he has also flown as a stunt pilot for films, as well as participating in the Aero-GP contests.
Mark took up aerobatics flying immediately after he got his PPL in December 1980. His first contest was in 1984; in 1985 he entered 6 contests which saw 5 wins, including the UK Nationals in a 1936 designed Bucker Jungmann that Mark rebuilt from a pile of parts obtained from the Spanish Airforce. In a quest for performance and the ability to enter at the higher levels, he built a Laser 200 which enabled a win in the Unlimited Class at the UK Aerobatic Nationals in 1994. He is the only person in UK aerobatics to have built and flown his own aircraft to the ultimate goal, winning the national title in the Advanced and Unlimited classes. He has been national UK Aerobatic champion at all levels on 10 occasions.
Flying his homebuilt Laser 200 he became the British Unlimited Champion in 1994, retiring, and then coming back to aerobatics in 1998. Mark won the Advanced National Champion crown for five straight years from 1998 to 2002. Mark won a bronze medal and a podium appearance for his 3rd place in the Advanced World Aerobatics Championships held in Slovenia in August 2002. He flies many types of aircraft, notably from the Russian YAK series and the German Extra series. Mark returned to Unlimited aerobatics after purchasing the EXTRA 300s in 2003 winning the UK National championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2007 Mark flew to 9th place in the World Aerobatic championships in Granada, Spain, in the Extra 300s. Mark flies air shows on most weekends throughout the summer in a selection of aircraft, namely the Extra 330SC, YAK 11, L-29 jet & YAK 50.
In February 2013, Mark will be flying the Awesome Extra 330LX at the Avalon airshow, sponsored by Awesome Aviation.
“I am indeed very excited to be displaying the Awesome Extra 330LX at the Avalon Air Show in 2013 in my upside down, down under flight display!”
“My display sequence will include various extreme aerobatic maneuvers that are designed to show the sometimes unbelievable capabilities of the Awesome Extra 330LX and these are sure to be great crowd pleasers.”
Dieter Ebeling, CEO of Awesome Aviation:
“We are very excited to have Mark Jefferies pilot the Awesome Extra 330LX at Avalon 2013. Mark is a super-talented aerobatic pilot and his pulse-racing routine that wowed the crowds at the Farnborough Air Show this year is sure to have spectators on the edges of their seats at Avalon.”
Awesome Aviation sponsors the high performance Awesome Extra 330LX, promoting Awesome Aviation’s leasing products to the aviation industry. The Awesome Extra 330LX, VH-IXN, is the first of its type in Australia. It is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane offering exceptional aerobatic performance. Powered by the Lycoming AEIO-580-B1A, 315 hp, 6 cylinder engine in front of a Titanium firewall, the aircraft comprises a carbon fiber wing assembly, carbon composite empennage structure and a fuselage assembly constructed of 1.7734 steel with carbon pushrods. The aircraft has a certified load factor of +/- 10G.
As the world’s most successful certified sport, performance and unlimited category aerobatic aircraft, Extra Aerobatic aircraft have been dominating the international aerobatic arena for over 2 decades and the 330LX is the latest offering from this renowned German aircraft manufacturer.
Awesome Aviation supplies Beechcraft 1900 Airliners, Beechcraft King Airs and special missions jets on dry lease within Australia, the Middle-East and Africa. Clients include Regional Airlines and Operators involved with Charter, Humanitarian Aid, Special Missions, Air Ambulance, Government and FIFO markets. Awesome Aviation has offices at Perth Airport, WA and Lanseria Airport, SA. The company was founded by CEO Dieter Ebeling in 1989. Dieter is a past Unlimited Class National Aerobatic Champion and World Championship competitor. Dieter’s passion for aviation, and in particular for Awesome Aviation, injects a vibrant energy into the company.
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