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, […]

China to UK in pictures
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Beijing to UK from 34,500ft. As part of the preparation for the Formation Aerobatic Championship in Zhengzhou I had to make a flying visit to Beijing for 2 days of meetings. On the way back to the UK I had a window seat and took a few pictures, the first hour was desert, just yellow. […]

Global Stars in Vijayawada

The team are in India for the 5th Time. The Global Stars have started the 2017 season early with a visit to Vijayawada and will fly at the Aviation Summit 2017. 15th January.Today is breakfast at 7:00 am and head to the field for dissasembly and packing. Its 29’c as we walk onto the airport. […]

Global Stars to fly in Formation Aerobatic Championships 2017
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The (World)1 Formation Aerobatic Championship The beginnings of the FAC and World Aerobatic Masters (WAM) go back to 2011 when myself and at least 2 other formation teams were invited to China to discuss air displays. Over a period of 3 days consisting of various site meetings and extensive discussions where I presented new and […]

Mark Jefferies Paramotoring from EGMJ
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Speedster 24 with Bailey V5 motor. Skiing in Chamonix you look up in the blue skies and see danglers turning and transiting the valley in the updrafts and thermals.  This to me looks inspiring and great fun so I must have a go. Approximately 16 months ago I took lessons with Richard Taylor of Air […]