Anshun AVIC Airshow, China July 2017
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The Global Stars team after a successful Formation Aerobatic Championships left 2 EXTRA’s in China for the summer show season.  Three further shows are booked for July, August and September.  The first show is at Anshun. This is a very green area of China with some interesting geology (Karst hills), lovely food but very little […]

They are spying on us again
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Wednesday 12th and 13th the Russians are set to be spying on us again. Anyone know how often we take a spy plane over Russia? ACN 2017-07-0441 OPEN SKIES FLIGHT 12-13 JUL 17

A day at the Kelpies by Royal Appointment
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Today Tom and I (Mark Jefferies) had the pleasure of flying for Her Majesty the Queen at the opening of the new canal section forming the eastern gateway to Scotland’s historic Forth & Clyde Canal.   We departed our home bases at 08:00 to position at Cumbernauld (EGPG) in time to self brief. The display […]

Spies in our Skies
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A Russian AN-30B spy plane will be flying over a good chunk of the UK on the 18th May. Some of the places they will over fly  are plainly clear why they want to spy upon them but others not so clear. ACN 2017-05-0338 OPEN SKIES FLIGHT 18 MAY 17  

The Formation Aerobatics Championships 2017, Zhengzhou China.
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FAC 2017 Many months of work and visits over to China resulted in the first Formation Aerobatic Championships with class 2 FAI sanction, however at the last moment this was ‘converted’ by the Air Sports Federation of China (ASFC) to a simple air display. This resulted in the event being flown, as a trial for future […]

Global Stars Zhengzhou video

Bogdan Pop with Anca Cheregi filmed and have edited some magnificent videos of the recent FAC 2017 event. This is just one stunning example of their work.

British Team Favourites for Formation Aerobatic Championship Success
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The Global Stars Formation Aerobatic Team (GB) in Zhengzhou Made up of five British champions with a significant amount of international competition experience between them and led by airshow regular and ex-British Unlimited Champion Mark Jefferies. Mark is joined by Chris Burkett, Tom Cassells, Steve Carver and Chris Heames.  In total, 12 teams from around […]

The Global Stars team – pilot magazine 2017

The Global Stars Words and images by Keith Wilson Over the last thirty years, I have been lucky enough to fly alongside and photograph the amazing talent that is Mark Jefferies – with him flying everything from a Bucker Jungmann, Pitts, Laser, Yak-52, Yak-11, along with a variety of aerobatic designs from Walter Extra. The […]

What have you flown?
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I was asked the question recently “how many and what types of aircraft have you flown” … so it got me thinking. In summary, approximately between 130 – 140 types to-date. My first flight was in 1965 with my father, in a Tigermoth flying from Cambridge airport, age 7 years. At the age of 17, […]