International air display pilot – Mark Jefferies to fly in Bahrain
Its been confirmed by Farnborough International that I’ll be flying at the Bahrain International Airshow from 19th to 21st January 2012. Its now already a year since I enjoyed flying in the Middle east – don’t forget I flew at the Formula 1 event last year too. There is a lot of prep now and the aircraft will undergo a complete tech check prior to it’s departure. The second Bahrain International Airshow will take place in the Kingdom on 19-21 Jan at the Sakhir Airbase. Building on the success of the 2010 event, the Airshow will no doubt attract a big crowd of enthusiastic aviation fans with an impressive flying display, on ground family attractions & entertainment, arts & crafts will keep everyone interested in their visit. This becoming recognised as one of THE air shows on the international airshow calendar – some of the world’s greatest pilots and aircraft will be performing. I am proud to be attending and will put on a real show for the crowd – the country is a special place to visit and the people are friendly; thank you to the organisers for inviting me.
Bahrain (Arabic: البحرين, al-Baḥrayn), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island state near in the Persian Gulf. Ruled by the Al Khalifa Royal Family. Bahrain is made up of 33 islands, the largest being Bahrain Island, (34 miles long); Saudi Arabia is to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway. Qatar is to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. There are some beautiful buildings and sights to see including the Qal’at al-Bahrain harbour and capital of the ancient land of Dilmun which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit.