Mark Jefferies Air Shows & the Global Stars team
Al Ain, UAE
Mark has flown in the Al Ain Aerobatic air show taking part in the JK cup and the Aero GP series over the years. Al Ain is a fertile oasis city located approximately 160 kilometres east of the Abu Dhabi capital. Its name (“the spring” in Arabic) derives from its originally plentiful supply of fresh water, which makes its way underground across most of the plain lying before the Omani mountains – The Abu Dhabi tourist authority (ADTA) stage the show annual in the January sun, typically 24′c. Well worth a visit.
Bahrain International AirShow
During the spring of 2010 Mark flew on several occasions in Bahrain. The first occasion was the inaugural Bahrain international Air Show. This page has a few photos of interest taken around Bahrain and the Bahrain International race Circuit. The Kingdom of Bahrain—a name that translates as “Two Seas”—is actually an archipelago of 33 low-lying islands located in the heart of the Gulf. Situated along major Arabian and international trade routes between Asia and the West, the Kingdom has, for millennia, served as an important port and center of business. Today, the capital city of Manama is a vibrant cosmopolitan center.
Dazu, China – World Air Masters (WAM)
Mark Jefferies and the Global Stars formation team took part in the World Air Masters Chongqing City AIR DISPLAY 2011, China 30 April – 2nd May. The World Air Masters GP (© TM) contest is a format devised by Global Airshows consisting of an Aerobatic race through pylons positioned 400 metres apart and a four minutes freestyle sequence judged by the crowd who vote on the best performance. Mark’s aircraft for the event was the Extra 300L registration G-JOKR with team member Andy Bickmore flying on the wing. The air show consisted of two sections, formation display and the WAM-GP. The aircraft carried HD cameras to obtain footage for the TV networks. Jefferies has the ability to transmit live pictures for trackside screens or live TV broadcasts. See the video at the bottom of this page. Results as follows. 1st Nigel Hopkins – MX2, South Africa 2nd Svetlana kapanina – SU31, Russia 3rd Mark Jefferies – Extra 300L, UK 10 pilots took part with teams from the UK, South Africa and Russia
Dubai, Jumeirah Beach
During January of 2010 Mark flew at the Gulf parachuting championships with The Champions Aerobatic Show (TCAS) The team consists of Mark Jefferies (UK) Zoltan Veres (Hungary) Attila Goger (Romania) During the 8 days of the parachute contest displays were flown over Jumeirah beach doing solo aerobatics and formations air shows. The aircraft are shipped by sea in containers and assembled by licensed engineers who form part of the team. This page has a few photos of the event.
Mark will be displaying at the prestigious Farnborough International AIRSHOW on the public days 23rd approx 15:18 hrs , 24th approx 15:08 hrs and 25th July approx 16:55 hrs with live air to ground TV “fin cam” shots displayed on the public presentation screens. Get a birds eye view of the show as seen by Mark as he performs his remarkable aerobatic display by being near one of the monitors.
Mark Jefferies flew in the Malta Aero GP, the event consisted of low level air racing, air combat. and dive bombing a submarine ! All this took place at the historic Marsamxett Harbour. Global Airshows can bring all this and more to your display. eg World Air Masters aerobatic contests, Freestyle, Aerobatic races.
Mark Jefferies flew in the first Aero GP, in Slovinia the event consisted of low level air racing, air combat. and dive bombing. Global Airshows can bring all this to your display.
AERO GP Romania
Mark Jefferies flew in the Constanta, Romania Aero GP, the event consisted of low level air racing and air combat. Global Airshows can bring all this and more to your display. eg World Air Masters aerobatic contests, Freestyle, Aerobatic races, crazy flying, pylon racing, air combat, balloon bursting.
Mark Jefferies flew at Roskilde air display sponsored by Exxon to promote the new aviation oil “Elite” Global Airshows can bring a solo or multi aircraft air displays to your venue. We can also provide the complete package of aircraft and pilots tailored to your specific needs.
Race Circuits – air displays for “lunch time entertainment”
Mark Jefferies for a number of years has flown at the Volkel in de Wolken air display in Holland. At the 2011 show he flew the Extra 330sc. Based at the military airbase EHVK the show takes place annually very close to the town, the flying program is diverse with military and civil displays acts. Volkel Air Base is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) – Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), and is located near the town of Uden, Noord-Brabant, in the Netherlands. It is home to three F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons, 311, 312 and 313.
Wanaka, New Zealand
Mark Jefferies has flown for Sir Tim Wallis at Warbirds over Wanaka, New Zealand on two occasions flying the YAK 50 in 1996 and 1998. A short Youtube video here The Yak-50 was developed in 1975 to provide Soviet competitors with a new aircraft for the aerobatic competition. The aircraft follows the line begun with the post-war Yak-18. It debuted successfully at the 8th World Aerobatic Championships at Kiev in 1976 – winning the first two men’s places and first five women’s. The aircraft has subsequently been used by flying schools and the DOSAAF aeroclubs. Production ceased in 1985 in favour of the two seat Yak-52 and single seat Yak-55. The example illustrated below, ZK-YAC (c/n852904) was built in late 1985, and is therefore one of the last completed. It served with the DOSAAF organisation, accumulating 46 hours. Removed from service and stored as surplus, the aircraft was acquired by Yak UK Ltd after being overhauled at the end of 1994. The aircraft was entered on the Lithuanian register as LY-ANQ before joining the UK register as G-BWCF. Acquired by the Alpine Fighter Collection, the aircraft was displayed at the 1996 and 1998 Warbirds over Wanaka airshows by Yak UK…
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Paperwork! Various documents for air show organisers C of A Extra 330SC G-IIHI and ARC CAA Registration information CAA Radio Licence G-IIHI Personal Radio Licence Insurance Certificate EA300 G-IIHI Display authorization to 30ft AGL Certificate of Test Basic commercial pilots license. JAR pilots licence Certificate of test /pilots licence FAA Pilots licence Commentary notes Extra 330SC G-IIHI
Extra 330sc The Extra 330SC (single competition) is the top of the range awesome aerobatic aircraft with +10/-10 G limits. G-IIHI, it is one of the first of its type to be built, its serial number is 008 and it is entirely in a class of its own. It is fitted with the newly certified Lycoming AE10-580 engine which has been specifically developed for high performance aerobatic aircraft. The engine produces an impressive 320hp (580 cubic inches but only turning at 2700 rpm) which when you consider there is no ground resistance, is quite incredible. Its maximum diving speed is 418 km/h and it has an incredibly fast roll rate of 420 degrees per second. If the weather conditions are right, the aircraft can be seen to hover and in the right hands, it really does performs manoeuvres that should not be possible! Mark Jefferies is one of the few pilots that can fly this aircraft to its limits! As well as its sporty paint scheme, the Extra 330SC has a unique smoke system fitted which enables smoke to be “pulsed” out, offering something different to air show audiences. With the latest technology cameras fitted to the aircraft, live footage…
Mark Jefferies A brief note on my flying experience. I started flying in 1980 & have flown over 130 different types of aircraft from Microlites to L29, Hawker Hunter and Hawk jets. I now have approximately 3000 hrs experience. British aerobatic champion at all levels throughout the years, British Aerobatic team member 10 times. Air display flying started in 1984 and now I have flown shows in numerous a/c around Europe and have flown by invitation in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Romania, Slovenia, Germany, Holland, Turkey, Switzerland, France, Spain, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Malta. In 1997 I flew in the southern hemisphere Reno race, Tasmania. I hold a BCPL with Display authorization issued by the CAA giving display permission to 30 ft fly past and 50ft unlimited aerobatics in group A & B aircraft. For the L-29 jet and YAK 3 & 11 the minimum heights are 100ft fly past and 200ft aerobatics. Formation qualified as leader of large formations flying with the Aerostars for 4 years in number 2, 4, 6 & 7 positions, also I have flown as a stunt pilot for films and fly in the Aero-GP contests. Tom Cassells Tom left school at the age…
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Mark Jefferies – Champion aerobatic pilot Being trained by highly respected Alan Cassidy and former World Champion Eric Vazeille considerable skills have been learnt, Mark frequently studies his flying videos to see what’s spectacular from a crowds point of view by doing this he discovers new figures and combinations, this is especially true now with the Extra 330SC who’s power to weight ratio is virtually 1:1 Words cant describe the abilities and spectacle of Marks flying, other display pilots stand asking themselves how on earth was that flown, what’s happening aerodynamically. Mark has been part of medal winning teams on several occasions not only for individual flights but that of large formations flying in the Aerostars team Mark Jefferies is one of the top pilots in the world. His free-style solo display in his Extra 330SC is second to none. With his own unique flying skills and the extreme capabilities of his aircraft, Mark performs manoeuvres in this aircraft that just should not be possible and he never fails to impress the crowds. Please see these videos for an example of his flying http://www.global-airshows.com/videos. He can also fly this aircraft in a formation display team. Mark Jefferies was placed in…
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