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Buying a New Extra 330SC
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Free flight offered in Extra 330SC  (T&C’s apply) In mid November 2015 I agreed to the sale of my Extra 330SC G-IIHI, this was just after signing the contract with Bahrain International Airshow. Luckily as the a/c was going to Poland which is basically closed to VFR flying from November to March so this was […]

India Aviation Hyderabad
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Bagumpet, Hyderabad the Global Stars are returning to India Aviation 16-20th March. The Global Stars team are privileged to be opening India Aviation 2016 on the 16th March. Four Extras were shipped on the 14th January to travel London Gateway port to the ICD (International Container Depot) Hyderabad via Nhava Sheva, Mumbai. Tom and myself […]

Bahrain Airshow 2016
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BIAS 2016 – Air show blog 24th January Time to disassemble. Mark Brown, DHL Captain has offered to help, so with 4 persons on tools we soon get the Extra 330SC apart in the morning, a nice lunch and then load to the container in the afternoon. This time lapse video shows it all https://youtu.be/k9x6so-3ghU […]

Zhengzhou Air Show through the eyes of Clare Parkinson
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World Air Carnival, China 2015. After a few days of hard work putting planes together the practice day had finally arrived. The weather had other ideas though as it was raining and the visibility was very poor. However by the time the pilots and crew had had their breakfast and been driven to the huge […]

World Air Carnival Zhengzhou, Henan, China 25-27th September 2015

The next stop for the Global Stars is the World Air Carnival in Zhengzhou, China. Approximately 800km South West of Beijing . Pilots from the Global Stars team. Rolandas Paksas-formation leader, Steve Carver-nr2 left wing, Halim Othman-nr3 right wing, Mark Jefferies-nr4 in box. Svetlana kapanina, Mikhail Mamistov, Partick Davidson and Ramon Alonso also join us. […]

Global Stars at Chatsworth Country Fair
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Chatsworth Country Fair, a three day spectical, one of England’s best annual outdoor events. Chatsworth Country Fair is about a unique blend of excitement, country pursuits, family entertainment, culinary inspiration, and rural crafts all blended together under the stunning backdrop of Chatsworth House. The Grand Ring program features the Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team, the Essex […]

Engine failures
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Seven forced landings in 5,000 hours flying and 35 years June 1980 I started to learn to fly gaining my license in December 1980. Since that time I’ve flown approx 140 types over 5,000 hours. Last weekend I had another forced landing. Nr 7, Extra 330SC. 30th May 2015, 4,000ft on route from Midden Zealand […]

EASA Approved Pyrotechnic Air Displays

Fireworks on my wings after 18 months from conception. The only fully certificated aircraft in the UK to have such approval for evening air displays. Approximately in June 2013, I started to design the concept and how to attach pyrotechnics to the wing tips of the Extra. November 2013 a submission was made to EASA. […]

Ahmedabad postscript and video

Join the circus! Life with the Global Stars combines C21st barnstorming with the spirit of a travelling circus as the British aerobatic team takes its displays to new airshow audiences around the world Dubai, Australia, Korea, South Africa, New Zealand: Mark Jefferies’ airshow CV reads like the labels on a well-travelled steamer trunk. Now the […]