The Global Stars 2018 Air Shows

When the UK’s leading aerobatic pilots came together with Mark Jefferies to form The Global Stars, their unique brand would be a heady cocktail of close formation and Unlimited freestyle flying that is in front of the crowd all the time, and not just some of the time! With shows in China, India, Australia, Europe, the UK and Ireland, you’ll agree that the team of seven pilots and their seven aircraft are truly Global! They’re versatile too, so that Air Show organisers may have any number of aircraft on the day. This means that The Global Stars have performed on two continents, thousands of miles apart, on the same day!

The New Year saw the team heading for India in early January; the aircraft then shipped onwards to China for shows in Spring. More recently the team have brought their unique brand of air show magic to events across the UK, Holland, and Ireland.  

Today is a display with four aircraft. They are team leader, and former British Champion, Mark Jefferies; Formation leader, and another British Champion, Tom Cassells. They’re joined by Steve Carver and Mike Pickin. Chris Burkett, Phil Ansell and Chris Heames make up this All-Star ensemble cast.

The team fly variants of the German built composite monoplane the Extra 260/300/ 330 and French built Cap 232. As well-known and accomplished as they undoubtedly are as solo performers; there’s even an ex fighter pilot amongst them, these seven talented pilots provide display organisers with a wealth of experience and safety management sense.  

The display is very compact, and features their unique trademark wifi controlled “dotty” smoke. During their display today, Mike and Steve will loop in “mirror formation” and then cross in front of you with a closing speed of around 400 miles per hour! Mark’s breath-taking freestyle will leave your audience wondering: “How does he do that?” Cameras ready, next, for The Global Stars’ 2017 finale when Mark, Tom, Steve and Mike draw “Two Hearts” in the sky over 1000 feet high.

Look out for our “twilight” shows in 2018 and you’ll see two totally unique Global Stars feature: The RED BULL pyro pylon run. This spectacular low level 210mph flypast with wing tips trailing sparks whilst flying between flaming pillars from roman candles being fired to 150ft at the rate of 10 per second.

In addition to solo we offer not two, but three, four or even five aircraft with wing tip pyrotechnics!
For more information, please contact Mark by email or call +44 7785 538317

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